3 Panthers players that can thrive under new coaching staff in 2023

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

D.J. Moore must be incredibly frustrated with the way things unfolded last season. The wide receiver once again had no consistent quarterback production to speak of, which saw his 1,000-yard streak broken as the Carolina Panthers missed the postseason once again.

Moore still performed well as the team’s No. 1 receiver. But until the Panthers get more consistency from the man under center, it’s hard to envisage a scenario where the former Maryland stud breaks into the elite category.

As luck would have it, Moore now has an offensive-minded NFL head coach for the first time in Frank Reich and other influential minds with great experience in this area of play. If Scott Fitterer and the staff get their signal-caller of choice, then it’s all systems go.

Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown and Reich will look to maximize Moore’s ability to get open on short routes. This puts the football in his hands with yards after the catch potential.

Again, this is all centered on exploiting matchups. Fully utilizing the best Carolina has to offer.

Everything has to go according to plan in terms of recruitment. Otherwise, all this newfound optimism will disintegrate rapidly among a fanbase that’s become almost addicted to mediocrity.

It would be a big disappointment if Carolina’s new coaching staff didn’t excel. This should be tremendous news to Moore after all he’s endured since coming into the league.

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