5 keys to a successful 2020 season for the Carolina Panthers

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Coaches adjusting well to the NFL

There is plenty of rightful spotlight on the players in 2020. But the Carolina Panthers have a huge amount of certainty surrounding their coaching staff.

Matt Rhule, Joe Brady, and Phil Snow might come into the NFL with glowing reputations. But they little experience at the next level and it promises to be a real baptism of fire for the trio next season.

This has not been helped by the most disrupted offseason period in a generation. They will be learning on the fly, so to speak, and while this steep learning curve is to be expected. It only adds to the trepidation to which the majority of the team’s fanbase is bringing into the upcoming campaign.

Rhule is getting a free pass during the first year of his rebuild. He has an exceptional record with projects like this at the college level. However, the track record of coaches making a step-up to a professional environment has not gone well in recent seasons.

The outlook looks bright for Brady, who led LSU’s passing attack to a historic season and a convincing National Championship in 2019. His previous relationship with Teddy Bridgewater from their time together with the New Orleans Saints is going to be crucial and the possibilities are endless with the weapons at his disposal.

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Snow is an experienced figure who will need to call on every ounce of this to get the Panthers going in the right direction on defense. That might be easier said than done, so the coordinator is going to get a crash course in just what coaching in the big time entails in the coming months.