3 Panthers whose stock crashed beyond repair in Week 15 vs. Steelers

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Ben McAdoo – Carolina Panthers OC

Week after week. Head-scratcher after head-scratcher. It’s time for David Tepper, Steve Wilks, and Scott Fitterer to end the Ben McAdoo experiment.

Sloppy play calling, inconsistent tempo, and a lackadaisical approach to the scheme on offense have cost the Carolina Panthers too many times during his first season as offensive coordinator. Simple as that, really.

It has been a bumpy ride for McAdoo and the offense all season, but Week 15 was one of the toughest outings yet. The Panthers gained a total of 21 rushing yards on 16 carries, earned just 12 first downs, and had possession of the ball for almost 13 minutes less than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The offense failed to get into a rhythm, and a major part of that is McAdoo’s insistence on conservative play-calling on first and second down. Something that forced quarterback Sam Darnold and company into unideal third and long situations.

McAdoo leads an offense that ranks No. 30 in total yards per game, No. 30 in passing yards per game, and bottom ten in points per game. A ridiculous designed-quarterback run call on third-and-eight in crunch time should put the nail in the coffin of his tenure.

If Carolina wants to be a force to be reckoned with on offense, or even just a competent operation next year, then McAdoo is not the one for the job.

With the end of the season looming, the Panthers need to do everything they can to make one last push for the division crown while simultaneously evaluating potential vacant positions on the team and coaching staff. If Carolina isn’t able to secure the NFC South, it’s time to look at which stocks to sell and get ready for the draft.

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