‘We’ve had a lot of injuries and a lot people are upset’: Panthers GM on injury woes
The Carolina Panthers have had a rough start to the 2016 season.
That’s been true since the end of the 2014 season.
Carolina is 3-14.
The team has lost five straight.
Now, the team is hoping the offseason won’t be the same.
“We’ve got a lot on our plate right now,” general manager Dave Gettleman said, via ESPN.
“And there’s a lot to work on.
So it’s going to take some time.
But I think, overall, I think it’s been a great offseason.”
Gettlemon was asked what it would take to get the Panthers back to where they were last year.
“There’s a number of things that we have to address in order to get us there,” he said.
“The first is we need to continue to improve our defense.
We’ve been getting a lot better.
We need to improve the run defense.
The run defense is one of the most important parts of our defense, and we need it to improve.
The third thing we have in place is the defense in the secondary.
That has been a problem.
That is something that we need addressed.”
The Panthers are currently ranked 23rd in the NFL in total defense, 29th in passing defense and 31st in scoring defense.
Carolina has allowed an average of 19.8 points per game, tied for 26th in the league.
They’ve also allowed an NFL-worst 20.7 points per drive.
Carolina’s defense is allowing 4.4 yards per carry and is allowing 6.6 yards per reception.
They have allowed more than 70 points in three of the last four games.