After finishing the 2010 season with a 2-14 record, the Carolina Panthers could only get better. And boy, did they get better. The defense, although still lacking in talent, has shown flashes of decency throughout the secondary. The offense has been by far the biggest upgrade, with most credit going to offseason trades and high draft picks.
The Panthers have somehow relit the spark which sent them to Super Bowl XXXVIII back in 2004. Although they won't be competing this year, Carolina is building a franchise with a very bright future.
It can be easy to give credit to a single player for the success of one team; however, there are five on this offense who shine above the others.