4 huge disappointments from the Panthers win vs. Saints in Week 3

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Carolina Panthers WR D.J Moore was anonymous

As wide receiver No. 1 for the Carolina Panthers, D.J Moore has been a shell of his former self through no fault of his own in 2022. Something that continued in Week 3 with just one catch for two receiving yards.

Baker Mayfield missed on inaccurate balls to Moore once again. But the gameplan seems to not be placed in the former first-round selection’s favor and that must become a top priority for offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo before Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.

There is no sort of creativity in getting the ball in Moore’s hands. Perhaps even allocating some touches out of the backfield, jet sweeps, or even quick screens could build the momentum needed for the Maryland product to become influential.

This is concerning as Moore is a premier receiver in the NFL. He deserves more attention and a good chunk of the targets in this offense.

Moore is a difference maker with the ball in his hands. He can take a five-yard slant and make it a 70-yard touchdown with elite elusiveness and physicality that makes life extremely difficult for opposing defensive backs.

It’s frustrating to see the best receiver on the team seemingly just disappear from the game. And if the Panthers want to put a consistent run of results together, this has to change.