4 reasons to be excited about the 2022 Carolina Panthers

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Rhule
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Carolina Panthers can depend on NFL-caliber coaches

Matt Rhule went out and got much-needed help at all levels of the coaching staff this offseason. Most importantly, he added coaches with legitimate NFL experience.

Ben McAdoo is a former New York Giants head coach who was promoted from offensive coordinator where the offense ranked 13th in 2014 up from 28th in 2013 and seventh in 2015. They ranked in the top 10 in passing offense during his two seasons in the role.

The Carolina Panthers finished the season dead last in offense according to Pro Football Focus rankings at No. 32. McAdoo will help this talented unit move into the top 15 this year with all the weapons at his disposal.

Steve Wilks comes back home as he served as defensive backs coach from 2012-2016 and defensive coordinator for the 2017 season. In six years he was on staff, the Panthers ranked top 10 in total defense on five occasions.

Wilks will have fun developing this young and ascending secondary room which could be one of the best in the League in the next couple of years.

James Campen is the offensive line coach and Paul Pasqualoni is coaching up the defensive line with over 40 years of coaching experience and 10 of those years being in the NFL.

Pasqualoni was the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions from 2018-2019 where they had a top 10 group in 2018. But he has a lot to work with in Derrick Brown, Brian Burns, Yetur Gross-Matos, and Matt Ioannidis.

With the experience of Wilks and Pasqualoni, this defense should again finish in the top 10. They might even take that next step into the top 5 overall by the end of the season.