3 huge changes the Panthers coaching staff must make vs. 49ers in Week 5

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Carolina Panthers must find better balance on offense

D.J Moore is a terrific wide receiver that deserves more targets. He is the No. 1 option for the Carolina Panthers by a considerable margin, but the player’s usage of late is more akin to someone much further down the depth chart.

Moore not getting the ball has a mixture of reasons. From schematics to Baker Mayfield simply not going his way and when he does, the ball is inaccurate.

Ben McAdoo has been uninspiring during his second chance to prove that he belongs in a prominent play-calling position and that he is a bright offensive mind. Through four weeks, this is not the case, and the way DeMeco Ryans has the San Francisco 49ers defense playing right now, things could get a lot worse in Week 5.

McAdoo says the same thing every Thursday about what needs to be fixed. But this never comes to fruition come game time.

He looks to be stuck in his ways, relying on what worked when he was the New York Giants offensive coordinator. However, the game evolves every year, and he has been left in the past.

Something has to give and time is rapidly running out for McAdoo. If he can’t put together a modern offensive scheme, the Panthers will be further exploited by the Niners and their exceptional defensive unit.