4 major improvements made by the Carolina Panthers this offseason

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What are some of the major improvements made by the Carolina Panthers during an extremely busy offseason so far? 

What decisions the Carolina Panthers made this offseason will obviously come with some big ramifications. Fans were forced to endure even more misery in 2021 and if things don’t change when competitive fixtures begin later this year, then team owner David Tepper could wield the ax on those in positions of power.

The Panthers have been active and left no stone unturned in recent months. Matt Rhule got a reprieve as head coach, but all around the former Baylor man has changed – something that was absolutely essential ahead of such a crucial campaign.

There are some lingering doubts remaining – most notably at the quarterback position despite Carolina drafting Matt Corral. However, if everything goes right over the preparation period, then things could be better than many anticipate in 2022.

With this in mind, we took a look at four major improvements made by the Panthers during a frantic offseason to date.

Major Improvement No. 1

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Carolina Panthers should improve on special teams

Special teams’ play might be overlooked compared to other units. But its importance cannot be overstated in a league that is becoming ever-dependent on fine margins winning football games.

The Carolina Panthers recognized this during the offseason, firing Chase Blackburn and replacing him with Chris Tabor – a highly respected coach who will bring a significant amount to the role.

Couple this with the signing of All-Decade punter Johnny Hekker and All-Pro kick returner Andre Roberts, and hopes are high that this can become an area of real strength for the Panthers next season.