The first month of the 2012 NFL season has drawn to a close and while there is still plenty of football left to play, we have learned a lot about the Carolina Panthers and quite possibly the direction in which they are headed the rest of the way.
While there have been some positives, Greg Olsen's productivity, Charles Johnson's 3.5 sack game vs. Atlanta or finally having a punter who can pin opponents deep, there have been plenty of negative things to take away from this young Panthers team.
Carolina is currently 1-3 and barring a dramatic turn of events, will most likely disappoint this year after lofty expectations to start the season. Their record and the lack of production from both sides of the ball are not solely on one player, but rather many parts of the team in general.
If the Panthers are to turn their season around and claim some wins, they will need to address those areas that have become liabilities on game day,
Here are the top five, in no particular order...