4 weaknesses for the Panthers to exploit vs. NY Jets in Week 1

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Carolina Panthers should exploit the right OL

It remains to be seen whether George Fant or Morgan Moses will be starting at the right tackle spot for the Jets. But whichever one the coaching staff goes with, the Carolina Panthers should try and make the most out of a potential weak link in their protection.

Neither player can be classed as consistent. Although if it were a choice between the two, then Moses would probably get the nod after flashing on occasions for the Washington Football Team.

Former Panthers guard Greg Van Roten is manning the interior on the same side. He is a serviceable player, but not exactly a world-beater by any stretch of the imagination.

Having Brian Burns flying off the left edge is going to help considerably. New York should do everything in its power to prevent the former first-round pick from making a difference – which might be easier said than done in the grand scheme of things.

Burns heads into the season with superstar potential. He emerged from a situational edge rusher under Ron Rivera to the most important defensive player in Carolina last time around, so any further improvements to his game make him almost impossible to stop.

Fant, Moses, and Van Roten will be tasked with such a responsibility. Something that they would be wise to approach with caution.