Carolina Panthers are a serious operation again
After the Matt Rhule experiment was ridiculed and ended abruptly, team owner David Tepper couldn’t afford to make similar mistakes during this cycle. Based on what the billionaire’s done so far, some harsh lessons have been taken on board.
Everyone makes mistakes. That’s just part of life.
It just so happens that Tepper’s have big-time implications for the Carolina Panthers. However, some growth seems to be occurring within a collective approach that includes balanced input from Frank Reich and general manager Scott Fitterer.
Obviously, putting out a better football product remains the goal. But the Panthers are assembling an all-star coaching staff that should ensure every single player is in the best possible position to thrive.
Reich, Ejiro Evero, and Duce Staley are fantastic hires. Keeping offensive line coach James Campen and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor around after their substantial impact in 2022 was another outstanding piece of business.
Carolina is a serious football operation again after becoming the NFL’s laughing stock when Rhule held absolute power. Tepper has the money, but Reich’s connections and the esteem in which he is held around the league made him the right man to acquire coaches of Evero’s caliber.
There’s a long way to go. But this offseason is off to a flying start.