Carolina Panthers must become nastier on OL
The Carolina Panthers deserve credit for finally making a substantial investment across their offensive line this spring. In truth, anything less would have been malpractice after another dismal campaign in 2021.
Carolina could possess four new starters on their protection if Brady Christensen wins the starting left guard position in training camp. It might take time for this unit to become cohesive, but the presence of new offensive line coach James Campen should get them all singing from the same hymn sheet in double-quick time.
Austin Corbett, Bradley Bozeman, and Ikem Ekwonu all possess a nasty streak. Something the Panthers must put to good use in pursuit of finally being competitive under Matt Rhule.
One thing that stuck out amid the misery last season was the lack of fight. Everyone outside of right tackle Taylor Moton failed to emerge with any credit and considering the quality of additions acquired in recent months, it would be a major disappointment if they fell flat on their faces once again.
Being nasty, committed, and consistent. That’s all fans are looking for when it comes to an area of play that has been a constant source of disappointment.
If these traits are evident, then significant improvements won’t be far behind.