3 essential changes the Panthers coaching staff should make in Week 4

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Carolina Panthers must increase Laviska Shenault Jr.’s role

In his debut for the Carolina Panthers, Laviska Shenault Jr. was impressive with his limited opportunities cashing in a 67-yard touchdown and bringing back a couple of kickoffs for big gains.

The recent trade acquisition from the Jacksonville Jaguars led the team in receiving yards on Sunday with 90 on just two receptions. More importantly, his ability to make things happen after the catch is something the Panthers needed for a spark in Week 3 with the offense struggling to generate consistency.

As Shenault continues to learn this offense, his role should increase. Something that could come as early as this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals after an outstanding performance on debut.

With the absence of Terrace Marshall Jr. and maybe his future with the Panthers in question, this is a great opportunity for Shenault to show what he can bring to Carolina’s offense going into Week 4 at Bank of America Stadium.

Ben McAdoo should give Shenault expanded responsibilities within his system. Especially against the worst-ranked defense in the NFL through three weeks, according to Pro Football Focus.

The former Colorada standout showed what he can do if given the ball in space – something the Panthers have been crying out for with the likes of Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, and Robbie Anderson failing to muster much influence in the passing game.