4 bitter disappointments from the Panthers loss at NY Giants in Week 2
By Preston Seyl
What were the most bitter disappointments from another humbling loss for the Carolina Panthers at the New York Giants in Week 2?
The hot seat for Matt Rhule continues to get warmer by the game. The head coach continues to have the same thing to say after every game and clear issues are not being addressed to leave the Carolina Panthers facing a significant mountain to climb.
Carolina’s offense was terrible at the New York Giants. Baker Mayfield and Ben McAdoo managed just one touchdown drive and the Panthers were an inept 2-for-12 on third down conversions.
Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale brought the pressure, dialing up blitzes and Cover 0 on multiple third downs. Simply put, the Panthers’ offense couldn’t adapt.
The coaching is holding all the talent back from reaching their potential.
Mayfield finished with 14 passes completed from 29 attempts for 145 yards, with growing pressure. Carolina’s lack of creativity and answers to what the defense is doing is a disservice to Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Robbie Anderson, and Mayfield.
McAdoo and Rhule seem to have no answers or a creative game plan to attack the defense. Moore and McCaffrey should see the ball much more than they have the past two games and it has put this offense to a standstill that opposing teams can pick apart.
With that being said, here are four bitter disappointments from Carolina’s loss at the Giants in Week 2.