After making the Super Bowl in 2015, the Carolina Panthers have struggled this season as they enter their final game on Sunday at Tampa Bay with a 6-9 record. Coach Ron Rivera said he’s ready for the season to end, and is eager to begin improving the team for 2017. - From charlotteobserver
While that doesn’t seem to mean getting rid of offensive coordinator Mike Shula, Rivera did share with Panthers.com that his ideas included a heavier blend of quick passes in the short game, as well as keeping the run game a bit more traditional instead of relying on quarterback Cam Newton in the zone read or on designed runs.
He has completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes in five of his past six games, and has had to be limited in practice with a sore shoulder that required an MRI (it came back clean).
But it’s likely the Panthers will want to find a young talent at running back, and this draft class is loaded.
The sense is the Panthers might be willing to let Remmers leave and enter next season with Oher and right tackle Daryl Williams as the starters.
At a minimum, the Panthers need to improve their depth at the position, although experts view this as a weak draft for tackles.