The dust has settled on the 2011 NFL draft, and teams are getting into their preparations for the coming season, if there even is one ahead of us.
Regardless whether the lockout prevents football, teams will be in full flow with the new toys acquired in the draft and looking to re-tool with free agency. Perhaps more than any other team however, the Carolina Panthers have the most difficult preseason ahead of them.
There are numerous question marks across nearly every aspect of the team, not to mention the ever-popular topic stemming from the quarterback situation. Yet, Carolina and its fans should not admit defeat so readily.
These are the four things that, I think, Carolina should look into before the season starts in order to have the most fulfilling year possible.