3 big problems the Panthers must fix during their 2022 bye week

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Steve Wilks
(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Steve Wilks /
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Which big problems must the Carolina Panthers fix during their 2022 bye week in pursuit of finishing the season strongly?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Carolina Panthers are officially on their bye week after a rollercoaster 2022 season so far. To say things have been dramatic would be the biggest of understatements, but there is now a glimmer of hope things are becoming stable thanks to the impact made by interim head coach Steve Wilks in a relatively short timeframe.

Almost from the first day post-Matt Rhule’s firing, something changed. There was a complete rejuvenation within the locker room and a shift back to the culture that formed the fabric of some notable accomplishments throughout franchise history.

This makes Wilks’ claims for the head coaching job long-term even more prosperous. However, it’s absolutely essential that the Panthers finish the campaign strongly considering there is only one team with a winning record remaining on their schedule.

Although the positives are ever-growing, here are three big problems the Panthers must fix during their 2022 bye week to end on a high note.

Big Problem No. 1

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(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) D.J. Moore /

Carolina Panthers WR consistency

It was great to see D.J. Moore give potential All-Pro cornerback Patrick Surtain a hard time in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos. But finding consistency in the wide receiver room has been a complex riddle to solve in 2022.

This can be blamed on many things. The Carolina Panthers have not enjoyed the best of times under center and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s also gone through his fair share of turmoil since joining the organization to further complicate matters.

Scheming things up more creatively will help. However, the onus will be on Moore and others to capitalize on opportunities when they arise.