As the new season is set to start the Carolina Panthers come out of the offseason ready to go as they envisions all the hard work they've put in to pay off. The coaching staff is very pleased with the personnel and feel they have everything needed to make a challenging run for the league championship. But before they kick off the season the team voted its team leaders on offense, defense and special teams to guide them to their lofty goals. They are as follows: Overall team leader and captain of the offense is Cam Newton. Entering his 5th season much is expected of him in his evolution as a QB. The leader of the defense is Luke Kuechly. This top of the line defender hopes to make the Panthers one of the top defenses in the league. Special Teams leader will be Ted Ginn Jr. His ability to provide and change the nature of games will be looked for all season long. Looking to rapidly raise Cam's level to one of the elite QBs in the league will be a great group of young WRs and one of the best TEs in the game. 2nd year WR Kelvin Benjamn. Rookie WR Devin Funchess 9th year TE Greg Olsen Luke Kuechly will have plenty of help on his side of the ball with some key talent on each level of the defense. Starting with two very good defensive lineman, a veteran OLB and a CB ready to make a name of himself. 3rd year DT Star Lotulelei 9th year LE Charles Johnson 11th year ROLB Thomas Davis 4th year CB Josh Norman These are some of the players that must make an impact to reach the goals set before them. Look forward to hearing more them these and other players throughout the season of promise.