They’ve misplaced three consecutive video games, all by double digits. A workforce that was presupposed to have an out of doors shot on the playoffs in a weak NFC South, at the moment is the frontrunner for the No. 1 total decide within the 2023 NFL Draft. The Bryce Younger sweepstakes is probably not the worldwide story of within the NBA’s for Victor Wembanyama, however he seems to be as sure-fire a quarterback prospect as any in recent times.
A tough reset is important for the Panthers who haven’t been in a position to get their workforce heading in the right direction since beginning the 2018 season 6-2, earlier than Cam Newton’s physique lastly broke down for good. They completed that yr 7-9, and have received solely 5 video games for the final 4 consecutive seasons.
With a wholesome Christian McCaffrey, the addition of Baker Mayfield, and a strong protection, this was the yr for the turnaround. As an alternative, throughout Week 6 they hit a brand new low. Mayfield was out with an ankle harm, and legendary backup P.J. Walker went down with a neck harm so the Panthers needed to flip to Jacob Eason, a 2020 fourth-round decide of the Colts. Additionally, there was a sideline mud up that was throughout NFL Pink Zone and social media. Essentially the most vital second for the Panthers in 2022 for all the fallacious causes.
Robbie Anderson obtained into a number of confrontations with extensive receivers coach Joe Dailey. They obtained right into a heated screaming match as soon as that obtained damaged up, and that wasn’t the one time that the cameras caught Anderson getting in his face. Ultimately, interim coach Steve Wilkes ejected Anderson previous to the beginning of the fourth quarter.
It hasn’t been 24 hours since Anderson was despatched to the locker room and he’s already gone, traded. NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Panthers are sending Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Panthers will obtain in return a 2024 sixth-round decide and a 2025 seventh rounder. Fox Sports activities’ Jay Glazer reported earlier than the sport that either side had been in settlement that two seasons and alter had been sufficient, and it was time to half methods. Apparently it wasn’t taking place quickly sufficient for Anderson’s liking. On Monday, he seems to be relieved to be getting out of North Carolina.
Anderson instructed the media after the sport that the argument started as a result of he was taken out on a third-down scenario, and it escalated to him feeling disrespected. The scenario ended with him angrily yelling again on the sideline from 50 yards away in a packed soccer stadium.
Chopping him appeared just like the logical subsequent step after this incident. The workforce simply fired its coach, they usually look dangerous sufficient whereas enjoying soccer. It doesn’t have to be compounded by a scenario made for a cable-reality TV present viewers. However the Panthers had been in a position to get sufficient change again from the greenback they gave up for this deal to afford a small pack of gum afterwards.
Getting something in return for a participant that was despatched to the showers by an interim coach in his first sport within the function is worthy of an ovation within the workplace for normal supervisor Scott Fitterer. Not solely did they get some draft picks, however the workforce obtained even worse and thus have bettered their odds of touchdown that No. 1 total decide. Now if they might simply unload McCaffrey who Glazer reported was out there as effectively.
If the Panthers are going to be terrible for a fifth consecutive season, no less than they’re doing it proper this time.