How can the Carolina Panthers make major progress on offense during the upcoming 2022 season?
After another season of abject failure on offense, the Carolina Panthers have a lot of work ahead this summer in training camp to avoid further problems when the real action begins. So many things went wrong it was hard to keep up at times, with the injury bug also failing to do head coach Matt Rhule any favors en route to another five-win campaign.
There’s been a landmark change in approach after Joe Brady was fired midway through the bye week and replaced this offseason by Ben McAdoo. The offensive coordinator brings experience and proven qualities to the role, even though things ended poorly when he was head coach of the New York Giants.
Of course, there is a big-time elephant in the room at quarterback. Something that could end up holding the Panthers back despite improving talent in other key positional groups.
With this in mind, here are five ways Carolina can make major progress on the offensive side of things in 2022.
Way No. 1
Carolina Panthers must trust Ben McAdoo
Now that the Carolina Panthers have an NFL-caliber offensive coordinator, it’s important that Ben McAdoo is given the trust and freedom to do things his own way. Matt Rhule will have a say obviously, but the new arrival should be the primary decision-maker to get this offense trending in the right direction.
McAdoo’s influence has been noticeable throughout the offseason so far. He was instrumental in Ian Thomas getting a new deal and according to Scott Fitterer, the coordinator was the leading voice in Carolina taking Matt Corral at No. 94 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Micromanaging McAdoo and getting in his way would not be wise. And it’s not like Carolina’s offense could get any worse by handing him full control, in any case.