Super Bowls usually bring change to rosters.
New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper believes those changes are why the Carolina Panthers have been struggling. He played for the Panthers last season.
“All of those are kind of the things that happen in this business, and it is what it is,” Harper said during a teleconference via the Charlotte Observers’ Pat James. “I’m not totally surprised. Any time after a Super Bowl, your team is going to change and whenever you have success people are going to come and try to cherrypick your good players. I know Washington is happy about getting Josh [Norman].
“Those are just some of the things that happen, and it’s just unfortunate that it’s come to where everybody has all of these eyes on Carolina’s secondary.”
The Panthers defense is no where near the outstanding unit it was in 2015, and the defensive backfield is a big reason. Only two weeks ago they gave up 300 yards receiving to the Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones in a loss. That’s the deal with the NFL salary cap. After some real success players all want top dollar. Harper will get his first up close and personal look at the changes when the Saints take on the Panthers on Sunday.