The preseason tends to provide a tool for teams and their coaches to gauge how effective or ineffective different players or positions are in game situations, identify strengths and weaknesses and to help determine roster cuts in order to put together a quality team. The preseason starts with training camp and ends with the final preseason game just prior to Week 1 of the regular season.
Each year there are questions about the teams and the different positional units. The preseason provides a way of learning which ones to be worried about and which ones will be the strong suit heading into the season. With the first preseason game in the books, the Carolina Panthers had some questions answered and identified certain areas which need to be further addressed.
Every unit from both sides of the ball and special teams have taught us a lot so far. This slideshow will take a look into each positional unit and reveal what we have learned at this stage of the preseason.