New England’s offensive line will need to step up its game without its starting center.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
After 8 grueling weeks in the National Football League, all players have some sort of injury or ailment that will attempt to hamper their play. And this has traditionally been the time in the regular season where you can separate the pretender teams from the contending teams.