The aerial attack must be stopped
If the Carolina Panthers want to make noise in the 2018 season, they must improve their pass defense. Not only is the rest of the National Football League beginning to put forth wide-open offenses, the NFC South is stacked in itself.
The Panthers were not terrible against the pass last year. They ranked No. 18 in the entire league with 3,665 passing yards over the course of the entire season. That amounted to 229 yards per contest.
With newcomers like rookies Rashaan Gaulden Donte Jackson and veteran Ross Cockrell as well as returners such as James Bradberry and Kevon Seymour, the team has the talent to be better. Especially within their own division, they need to be better. With wideouts like Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans within the division alone, the Carolina Panthers need to make sure they are out of the middle of the pack in terms of passing defense
Out of the division, they have to face Antonio Brown, Golden Tate and A.J. Green among others. To say that the passing defense is going to have their work cut out for them is an understatement. They will have to learn from each of the matchups’ they face as they will face a grueling slate.