4 burning questions remaining during Carolina Panthers 2022 offseason

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What are some burning questions that remain for the Carolina Panthers over the remainder of their 2022 offseason period?

The release of the eagerly anticipated Carolina Panthers Confidential documentary leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft gave fans a broader perspective on how things are transpiring behind the scenes regarding the team’s thought process. There was a greater sense of direction based on edited footage and it also didn’t hurt to have a little luck along the way.

This was swiftly followed by the Panthers formally beginning organized team activities last week, which is another positive step in the right direction ahead of what promises to be a fascinating training camp in Spartanburg once again.

Carolina might have enjoyed a profitable offseason despite losing some established figures in free agency, but it’s hard to look at their aspirations in 2022 with anything other than boom-or-bust potential in a crucial third year for head coach Matt Rhule.

With this in mind, we picked out four burning questions the Panthers still need to answer during the 2022 offseason.

Burning Question No. 1

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How influential can the new coaching staff become?

Matt Rhule gutted his coaching staff during the offseason, replacing struggling figures with NFL-caliber guys loaded with experience. Most have made a solid impression over their brief time with the organization, but they will need to slot in quickly and get everyone pulling in the right direction in the coming weeks.

Appointments such as Ben McAdoo, Steve Wilks, Chris Tabor, and James Campen, have the potential to unlock some real talent and take their respective games to new heights. If these changes come with an immediate effect, then things could be looking up in 2022.

It’s a big if, obviously. But not out of the question by any stretch given how well-respected each new arrival to the coaching staff is across the league.