Bill Barnwell’s preseason preview of the team is titled “Re-caging the Panthers.” This sums up nicely what he expects of the Carolina Panthers this season:

Welcome to 2014, when just about everything that could have gone wrong for the Panthers this offseason managed to do so. And even before that, truthfully, there were plenty of signs the Panthers were going to struggle to repeat their feats from 2013 in the year to come. Much will have to go right for Carolina, football’s arguably thinnest team in one of the league’s toughest divisions, to remain atop the NFC South in 2014.

You can read the rest of Barnwell’s column here.