5 scapegoats if things go wrong for the Carolina Panthers in 2022
By Dean Jones
Phil Snow – Carolina Panthers DC
Considering how poor the Carolina Panthers have been over the last two seasons, defensive coordinator Phil Snow seems to have avoided the constant discontent others suffered. The experienced coach has made gradual strides since his appointment, with extreme loyalty to Matt Rhule something else that’s obviously worked in his favor.
There was no danger of the Panthers firing Snow the same way they did with offensive coordinator Joe Brady last season. He’s forgotten more about the game than most of us will know and although things remain uncertain on offense, big things are anticipated from a gifted defensive unit providing key personnel stay clear of injuries in 2022.
Carolina struggled against the run at times last season and there were some deficiencies at the second level that might not have been addressed effectively this offseason. The Panthers will also be without some key veteran players who departed in free agency, with Haason Reddick, DaQuan Jones, and Stephon Gilmore all taking their chances elsewhere.
Hopefully, the new arrivals can adjust quickly and development continues with those already on the books. If the offense can also stay on the field longer, it will help Snow’s cause enormously.
There is a chance things go wrong. Should this unfortunate scenario come to fruition, then Snow might end up getting some heat when it’s all said and done.