The Carolina Panthers made the right move here.
The Carolina Panthers have found their offensive coordinator and it is a big name. Joe Brady, formerly the LSU passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach, is now going to take the reins as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator.
Talk about a meteoric rise. Brady was a graduate assistant at Penn State only five years ago. Now, he is the offensive coordinator of a talented team in the National Football League. He has certainly been impressive at every level he has coached. Take last night’s performance for example. Brady’s LSU offense put up 42 points against a tough Clemson defense. It wasn’t just last night that was impressive, it was the entire season the LSU offense had that was remarkable.
LSU was the top team in total offense in 2019. In 15 games, they ran 1,080 plays. That totaled 8,527 yards and 7.90 yards per play. Scoring 93 offensive touchdowns, that was the most in all of college football. Averaging 568.5 yards per game, that was also the most in college football. To compare how impressive those numbers are, UCF had the second-most yards per game at 540.5. LSU was that much better than everyone else, and it showed on Monday night.
What could this mean for Carolina moving forward? For one, I would expect a very pass-friendly offense. This could work in the favor of Christian McCaffrey, who is already doing quite enough running the football. Whoever the quarterback is for the Carolina Panthers next season, they better be ready.
Given how a Brady-let offense includes multiple looks, I can only imagine what that may mean for the Carolina Panthers. He has weapons like Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore, and Curtis Samuel at his disposal. They can stretch the field and allow him to devise up many different play combinations. When you get those three into open space, they can work their magic with the football. I am salivating just thinking about what he can do with this offense.
I like how the Carolina Panthers stayed with the college coaching theme. They already have a head coach who just came from the college ranks, and now they have an offensive coordinator who was part of one of the best offenses in all of college football. There is something to be said for the different approach the Panthers have taken with this coaching search. The fact that they decided to go a different route is commendable.
I love this hire. I think Brady will be able to work his magic with the Carolina Panthers offense, and get it back on track. It will be interesting to see what he does with the players he has. Given his track record to this point, I truly believe he can get the most out of them. Welcome to Carolina, Joe!