3 bitter disappointments from Panthers defeat at the Rams in Week 6

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Carolina Panthers cannot get D.J. Moore involved

D.J Moore has been a ghost in Ben McAdoo’s offense. Something that unfortunately continued on Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams when the wide receiver accumulated just seven receiving yards and three receptions from seven targets.

Moore’s production has taken a major hit with McAdoo calling the shots. The Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator’s sent just 38 targets his way so far in 2022 for 204 receiving yards, which is simply isn;t good enough for a player this talented.

The former first-round pick is being grossly misused in Carolina’s scheme. This stems from a lack of creativity in the passing game and in Week 6, there was a clear confidence issue with P.J. Walker under center that saw just one pass completion go barely beyond the line of scrimmage.

McAdoo simply has not adapted to the modern-day NFL. His offense was proclaimed to be complicated in training camp, but looks the complete opposite.

The lack of creativity in his passing concepts to set Moore up for success is not there. Defenses have picked up on his tendencies and predictable route tree combinations, leaving everything blanketed and ensuring non-advantageous windows for the quarterback to throw into.

The Maryland deserves credit for his professionalism. But it might not be much longer before real frustrations begin to show where Moore is concerned.

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