Hello Panthers fans and welcome to the Carolina Panthers 360 Blog. My name is Chris Caruso and I will be filling you in on all the Panthers news you can handle. After a dismal 2-14 season last year, the Panthers come into this year with renewed optimism because of their 1st overall pick QB Cam Newton. The Heisman trophy winner from a year ago is going to start the season 1st string, and looks as if he can handle the rigors of an NFL season. The young QB has the athletic ability to be a star, but he has to learn the in and outs of complex NFL defenses before he can lead his team to wins. Look for Newton to struggle in the early going of this year, but to show signs of improvement in the 2nd half. The key to the Panthers year is to develop their young players, and to start to ingrain a winning feeling in the organization. A good way to get that going would be to knock off Arizona on Sunday, but I think the Cardinals will be too much for Carolina. Look for the Arizona recievers to have some fun against Carolinas defense. In the NFL where a turnaround is only one season away, the Panthers are hoping to make a big impression on the league. Enjoy your Week 1 games, and happy NFL season to all. Follow me on twitter @chriscaruso3 for constant sports banter of many varieties.