Carolina Panthers: 4 big takeaways from Phil Snow’s virtual presser

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What were the big takeaways from Carolina Panthers’ defensive coordinator Phil Snow’s virtual presser this week?

The Carolina Panthers have a lot on their plate heading into 2020. This is especially evident on the defensive side of the ball thanks to a wealth of changes that has left them with a new and relatively unproven unit.

Defensive coordinator Phil Snow will be tasked with bringing the group together in a short space of time. New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule handpicked the experienced figure to become part of his staff once again. And it is clear he is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.

Snow will be going back to a 4-3 base scheme with the Panthers going forward. This should play to their strengths regarding a front seven that looks loaded with players that can get to the quarterback.

Their secondary does have plenty of questions to answer. And how they get on will go a long way to determining their fortunes in the pass-happy world of today’s NFL.

There is plenty of reasons to be encouraged after an offseason that saw a large majority of veteran players who were past the peak of their powers moved on. Those that they wanted to stick around were offered deals that Carolina could not match due to their current salary cap predicament.

It is sure to be an eventful season for the Panthers in the first year of their rebuild. Here are four big takeaways from Snow’s recent virtual presser earlier this week.