4 ways Sam Darnold can exorcise the ghosts of MetLife Stadium

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Sam Darnold must win

We’re getting to the stage now where it doesn’t matter how it comes. Sam Darnold must win.

Otherwise, things are going to get even more complicated.

It doesn’t have to be a virtuoso performance akin to what we’re seeing from the elite NFL quarterbacks. Just get the job done, make the right decisions, and provide a stable presence that everyone can feed off.

Easier said than done for a signal-caller with clear limitations. But not impossible by any stretch of the imagination.

The talent around Darnold needs to execute better. Dropping passes consistently for a second-straight week is only going to make matters worse.

The New York Giants are one of the league’s worst teams for a reason. Carolina has to take advantage of their current plight and get themselves back to winning ways.

Winning cures most things. And it might give Darnold enough confidence to improve from a personal standpoint heading into the midseason point.

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Saying this and doing it are two different things. Confidence in Darnold is waning within the team’s fanbase and it won’t be much longer before his teammates start questioning whether he’s the right man for the job.