This is the final installment of a 7-part series focusing on the position groups of the Carolina Panthers.
After 15 years of pretty much only John Kasay kicking extra points and field goals for the Carolina Panthers, the franchise put forth a new face at the vital position last season.
Olindo Mare had quite a career himself before arriving in the Carolinas, and for the first half of the season he acquitted himself quite well. There wasnt much talk about the team missing Kasay until struggles set in, notably over the second half of the season. Mare missed a few kicks and a position that has long been as stable as any in the organization is suddenly a bit shaky.
Mare converted 22 of 28 field goal attempts and had a streak of 212 made extra points end due to a blocked kick. Although Mare was good on just 60 percent of his kicks in the second half of the season, he finished the campaign at 78.6 percent, down from converting 83, 92 and 89 percent in the three previous seasons with the...