4 key observations from Christian McCaffrey’s performance at Giants in Week 2

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Christian McCaffrey is being let down

The Carolina Panthers are wasting Christian McCaffrey’s prime years. He might have suffered some major complications on the health front over the last two seasons, but the running back has far too much talent to be languishing in such a torrid organization devoid of any confidence or ambition.

McCaffrey is being let down. It’s that simple.

This is out of his control, to a certain extent. He cannot be responsible for everything, but there are clear deficiencies that constantly keep coming up for a franchise that extended the league’s longest losing streak in Week 2 at the New York Giants.

Just what the Panthers can expect from their fixtures over the next month or so is anyone’s guess. They might have four of their next five at home, but the schedule is littered with potential playoff hopefuls and the last two Super Bowl champions in the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Not ideal. But this is exactly why the first two contests against under-strength opposition were so important.

There was no reason why the Panthers should have lost on Sunday and in Week 1 to a team led by veteran journeyman Jacoby Brissett. McCaffrey can only do so much, but this falls on coaching when it’s all said and done.

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