4 major differences to expect from the Panthers offense in 2021

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What are some of the big differences we can expect from the Carolina Panthers on the offensive side of the football in 2021?

It’s going to be another exciting season for the Carolina Panthers in 2021. The team has undergone some widespread changes both in terms of player personnel and within the front office this offseason, meaning that the new era which began last spring with head coach Matt Rhule has gathered even more pace in recent weeks.

Nobody adjusts that well to change. Even though it’s a necessity to remain competitive in the NFL and in the Panthers‘ case, trying to get themselves back into legitimate playoff contention at the earliest possible opportunity.

Considering the financial constraints Carolina was under due to a shrinking salary cap, they’ve done a remarkable job of getting the right pieces in place. This applies to both sides of the football and if the offense can match what the defense is expected to produce, then a trip to the postseason isn’t entirely out of the question.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at four big differences the Panthers could implement under offensive coordinator Joe Brady in 2021.

Difference No. 1

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More convincing play-calling from the Carolina Panthers

Although Joe Brady did well overall in his first season with the Panthers, there were times when the young coach was a little naive with his play-calling. This was especially evident in the red zone and in key moments of games, even though he wasn’t helped by some hesitant quarterback play from Teddy Bridgewater.

Brady got a ton of interest from needy teams looking for a new head coach this offseason. After interviewing for a number of jobs, it was widely deemed that the former passing game coordinator at LSU needed a little more experience. Something he can definitely attain in 2021.

A more structured offseason period to prepare will also help Brady. So expect to see more conviction where his key play-calls are concerned during the upcoming campaign.