4 embarrassing stats holding the Carolina Panthers back in 2022

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Ben McAdoo
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Carolina Panthers’ red-zone TD percentage

  • 38.46 percent (30th)

Ben McAdoo is a man under significant pressure. The offensive coordinator’s initial appointment was met with a mixed response in the offseason and he’s done nothing to suggest this was the right call from Matt Rhule over the first six weeks.

The Carolina Panthers are failing their skill position players. McAdoo’s scheme is outdated, uninspiring, and incapable of making waves in the modern-day NFL, which is further reflected in their 38.46 percent red-zone touchdown conversion percentage.

Only the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos boast a worse conversion rate. Things are bad enough within the Panthers right now without McAdoo becoming unwilling to adapt a system that was deemed complicated before the campaign for some unbeknown reason.

As stated previously, Carolina has the personnel to perform far better. They also have a productive offensive line that’s become one of the league’s more dependable units after a strong offseason of recruitment and James Campen getting them all singing from the same hymn sheet.

Just how much Steve Wilks can impact the offense with such an impressive defensive background is anyone’s guess. However, if the former Arizona Cardinals head coach wants to be considered for the job beyond 2022, he’ll stamp his authority over McAdoo and increase the sense of urgency once and for all.