4 key observations from Panthers 2022 training camp practice Day 7

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Matt Rhule
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Carolina Panthers benefitting from improved organization

After so much chaos surrounding the Carolina Panthers since Matt Rhule took charge, it’s been refreshing to see a calm structure implemented throughout the team’s training camp this year. Obviously, this comes from additional experience where the former Baylor man is concerned, with a new coaching staff littered with NFL experience something else that’s helped a significant amount.

According to John Ellis from FOX Sports Upstate who has attended practice this week, there are very few mistakes being made across the board and the organization is notable during drills. It might not seem like much, but this is a stark contrast to the drama that’s enveloped Carolina’s previous camps under Rhule.

Any help the Panthers can get before taking the field in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, the better. There is an additional spotlight on the team following Baker Mayfield’s arrival, but Rhule’s change in demeanor and overseeing things rather than taking charge all over the field is a welcome shift in direction.

The former Baylor man was obviously eager to stamp his authority with little success over his opening two years in the job. Rhule’s gone through a period of serious self-reflection this offseason with higher stakes than ever in 2022, and it’s hard to argue that the players aren’t fully on board despite results not going their way more often than not.

It’s positive from a practice standpoint. But how this translates into a gameday setting will be vital for Rhule’s future.

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