Panthers: 3 reasons why no preseason games is a disaster

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Carolina Panthers Reason No. 2: The new coaching staff

If the Carolina Panthers have some inexperience from a playing perspective. Then this is also more than evident with their new coaching staff.

Head coach Matt Rhule is getting his first shot in an NFL environment after acquiring an impressive reputation of building struggling college programs back to prominence. But it has been a difficult transition that will not be aided by no preseason games to call upon.

This is something that Rhule would have been using to get a good look at his roster, to implement his scheme, and to see exactly the sort of characters he is working with. But the former Baylor man will now have only training camp to finalize his plans.

The same applies to offensive coordinator Joe Brady and defensive guru Phil Snow, although the latter has enough experience to ensure it shouldn’t be too much of a factor. Both men are bringing with them a different style of play. And it is probably going to take some time before Carolina’s fanbase sees any notable change thanks to no preseason games.

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Rhule and his coaching staff are going to find out the hard way just what a different environment the NFL actually is. One thing they do have going for them is their relative lack of expectations in 2020. And this is giving him a free pass of sorts ahead of another crucial offseason period next spring.