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Why the Carolina Panthers' Defense Will Be Better...or Worse

Defenses didn't get much more mediocre than that of the Carolina Panthers. The NFC South Champions didn't finish higher than 12th or lower than 20th in any of the four main statistics—points, total yards, passing yards, and rushing yards—last season with an average ranking of 16.5.
One thing is certain.

With an almost entirely new defensive coaching staff in place—secondary coach Mike Gillhamer is the only holdover from the Mike Trgovac era in Charlotte—Carolina's defense will not look the same next season.

Here are the top my top three reasons as to why the unit will be better. Or why it will be worse.

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