4 critical observations from the Carolina Panthers firing Matt Rhule

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What were some critical observations from the Carolina Panthers finally deciding to cut ties with head coach Matt Rhule following their 1-4 start?

It was another miserable Sunday for Carolina Panthers fans. The game against the San Francisco 49ers followed a similar trend to what we have seen in recent history under Matt Rhule, which was eventually his undoing.

We saw the defense and special teams doing their best to keep Carolina in the game. But a stuttering offense led by the inept pairing of Baker Mayfield and Ben McAdoo failed to gain any momentum, scoring just one offensive touchdown for the fourth week in a row.

For many Panthers fans, there was a terrible sense of inevitability that more doom and gloom was on the way. The last time Carolina played San Francisco they were blown away 51-13, but while things weren’t quite at this level it was still bleak.

It was clear how fans felt about this team by the complete sea of red in the stands.

Those that did bother to show up made their feelings very clear. Audible boos were heard toward the offense throughout with fire Rhule also ringing out. Fans’ wishes were finally answered on Monday as David Tepper parted ways with the former Baylor man with a little under four years remaining on his lucrative contract.

As a new era dawns, here are four critical observations from the Panthers finally pulling the trigger on Rhule’s dismissal.