4 severe disappointments from Panthers loss vs. Cardinals in Week 4

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What were the severe disappointments to emerge from yet another embarrassing loss for the Carolina Panthers in Week 4?

This season is becoming a complete disaster for the Carolina Panthers. With a much tougher road ahead, it’s hard to envisage how this group of coaches and players can right the ship.

Matt Rhule is hanging on to his job week to week. One has to ponder how much longer will team owner David Tepper sit back and watch his franchise turn into the laughing stock of the NFL.

Carolina’s defense is just about the only bright spot right now. The offense as usual has looked tremendously underwhelming with no sense of identity of what coordinator Ben McAdoo wants to do.

The lack of adapting to the modern-day NFL in terms of his scheme is a detriment to the variety of talent on the offensive side of the ball, which is being wasted with no change in philosophy.

Without further ado, here are four severe disappointments from Carolina’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4.

Severe Disappointment No. 1

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Carolina Panthers’ offense continues to struggle

The Carolina Panthers’ offense hasn’t established what they want to be after four games of the season. They are ranked 30th overall in total offense according to Pro Football Focus and the system is extremely hard to watch other than when Christian McCaffrey gets the ball.

McCaffrey only had eight carries in Week 4, which is embarrassing. It’s hard to fathom what’s going on in Ben McAdoo and Matt Rhule’s heads during their game-day preparations.

The offense looks to be getting worse by the week. Defensive coordinators are too smart in the modern-day NFL and have quickly adapted to McAdoo’s old-school play-calling, shutting it down with ease.