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A huge problem for the Panthers' offense over the past five years has been finding a second receiver to compliment the talents of Steve Smith.
The Panthers have not been able to find another receiver who requires double coverage, another receiver who gives defensive coordinators headaches, or another receiver who could even come close to stretching the field as well as Smith.
The Panthers still have not found a second quality receiver.
But they have found two Pro Bowl-caliber tight ends in Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen, a quality possession receiver in Brandon LaFell, and a quality Legedu Naanee.
Instead of going out and spending all of their money on one big-name No. 2 receiver, the Panthers have found a way to acquire four quality targets without effecting their cap or their chemistry.
These new threats have allowed Steve Smith to have one of his best seasons yet. As these tight ends and receivers continue to grow, the already explosive Panthers offense will become unstoppable.