Carolina Panthers: Why the blame game isn’t helping anybody

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The blame game won’t do the Carolina Panthers any favors.

If there was ever a time for the Carolina Panthers to stick together, it is now. Sunday’s disappointing loss at home to the Denver Broncos was littered with the same problems that have blighted this team all season and it’s hard to look at their remaining three games and realistically expect another victory at this juncture.

Things were always going to be difficult for the Carolina Panthers in 2020. The new regime took the bold decision to make considerable changes to player personnel all at once and although they do have some talented pieces to build around in the coming years, expecting miracles right away was unrealistic.

However, the stress of their recent struggles is now starting to take its toll.

One only has to look at post-game pressers and the immediate aftermath during the week to see that.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw his coaching staff under the bus following their loss to the Minnesota Vikings before the bye. This was returned in no uncertain terms by head coach Matt Rhule during his last two interviews.

Playing the blame game is easy when things aren’t going your way.

You find out far more about a person’s character when their backs are against the wall. Rhule’s frustrations after a difficult week of preparation following ill-discipline and subsequent COVID-19 complications have clearly infuriated the coach almost as much as a lack of production on the field.