Found August 30, 2013 on Football Nation:
If you have to choose between the defense or the offense of your favorite team being on the same page during the preseason, you would probably go with the defense. While Panthers fans have been pleasantly surprised to see the defense capitalize on their opportunities, they have to be concerned with how the offense has had a difficult time getting down the field.  From upper management, the running game, the quarterback spot, and the offensive line, Panthers faithful are a little nervous that the 2014 season may not be fun to watch.  Here's a look at five disappointments for the Carolina Panthers' offseason that, oddly enough, all occured on the offensive side of the ball.
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