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

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Matt Rhule
(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Matt Rhule /
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Why the blame game never works

Making improvements is all about accountability. It’s easy to pass the buck and blame other members of the roster or coaching staff for the team’s failings. But all it indicates is that not everybody is pulling in the same direction.

Matt Rhule is keen for the Carolina Panthers to keep going undeterred and won’t be bringing in fringe players down the stretch. The impending return of Christian McCaffrey despite his obvious health concerns is another big risk the head coach is willing to take as he looks to salvage something from his first season in the NFL over the next three games.

Some of his players – Teddy Bridgewater included – need to take a long hard look in the mirror this week ahead of their Saturday Night Football game at the Green Bay Packers.

The NFC North champions look like legitimate Super Bowl contenders and in quarterback Aaron Rodgers, they have a player who is capable of taking apart Carolina’s defense during a game that the Panthers go into as heavy underdogs.

Now is the time to stand up and be counted.

Now is the time to come together in the face of adversity.

If they don’t, this roster could have a completely different look to it once again in 2021. It’s time for the blaming and bickering to stop and at least show some mettle against some top opposition in the coming weeks.