Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo had a brief moment of glory during his time as New York Giants head coach.
He led the squad to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in his first year in the position.
That was the last time the Giants entered the postseason since winning Super Bowl XLVI.
That’s the same result the Panthers wanted after bringing in McAdoo this season.
Unfortunately, they have struggled to put points on the board four games into their 2022 campaign.
Ben McAdoo: “I was brought in here to make an impact and it hasn’t happened, yet.”
Adds that he has confidence in the offensive personnel and staff.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 6, 2022
Panthers insider Joe Person tweeted, “Ben McAdoo: ‘I was brought in here to make an impact, and it hasn’t happened, yet.’ Adds that he has confidence in the offensive personnel and staff.”
Confidence alone cannot mask the reality that the Panthers rank dead last in total yards on offense, averaging 262.3 per game.
They rank 30th in passing yards (166) and 23rd in rushing yards (96.3) per game.
The Panthers are 17th in points per game with 19.5.
It’s not that Carolina is devoid of talent because they have versatile running back Christian McCaffrey.
Despite these players, the offense is in a slump, as proven by their one victory in four games.
It just so happened that the New Orleans Saints played worse during their game, allowing the Panthers to win.
Carolina also had a defensive touchdown in that game off a fumble recovery by Marquis Haynes.
Baker Mayfield Not The Right Fit?
The Panthers thought they were getting an upgrade at quarterback after trading for Baker Mayfield in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Sadly, the opposite has happened, and the former first-overall pick has completed just 54.7 percent of his passes.
He also leads the league in batted balls with ten, five of which came in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Something isn’t right, and McAdoo must find a way to fix it.
Otherwise, he and head coach Matt Rhule will get the pink slip.