Panthers WR Steve L Smith, 34, a five-time Pro Bowler, felt former OC Rob Chudzinski had the Panthers get away from some of their strengths last season.
"At times, we got cute," Smith said. "We did things that weren't necessarily us, like the underutilizing of Mike Tolbert. But we're out of that. The past is the past."
Tolbert could be a serviceable flex start in a timeshare with DeAngelo Williams given his role in the passing game and around the goal line.