3 changes the Panthers coaching staff must make in Week 3 vs. Saints

(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Rhule
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What changes must the Carolina Panthers coaching staff consider during their Week 3 home game against the New Orleans Saints?

In Year 3 under Matt Rhule, the Carolina Panthers had all the makings of a wild card playoff team heading into the season with a great opportunity to start 3-0. All the pieces are in place for a successful turnaround, but through two games it looks to have been a pipe dream.

Carolina’s offense under new coordinator Ben McAdoo doesn’t look any better than the offense. last year under Joe Brady. A major disappointment considering what was expected before the campaign.

The New Orleans Saints have an excellent defense, with all three levels stacked with Pro Bowlers while having an elite defensive mind as head coach in Dennis Allen. This will be a tough week to get anything going for the offense against such a tough unit.

Had Rhule given Baker Mayfield keys to the offense sooner there would be more chemistry. But that decision paired with an unimpressive lackluster game plan raises much concern ahead of what promises to be a fascinating divisional matchup.

Going 0-3 would spell bad things to come for Rhule to begin three straight home contests. It’s hard to see team owner David Tepper sit back and watch the Panthers go 0-6 without blowing the project up despite his loyalty to the former Baylor man so far.

The Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers will be a tough stretch for the Panthers and Rhule. Simply put, it is vital momentum is generated and the result is positive in Week 3.

With that being said, here are three coaching changes that have to happen against the Saints at Bank of America Stadium.