3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons will beat the Carolina Panthers
2. The Carolina Panthers used their bye week to fire their offensive coordinator
Joe Brady and the Carolina Panthers parted ways ahead of their game against the Atlanta Falcons. An odd move for a team that already added in the aforementioned Newton and is attempting to find the right formula with their new quarterback.
Perhaps it will work in the Panthers’ favor in the coming weeks but for now, having a new quarterback with an offensive coordinator in his first week is asking for a disaster. This isn’t at all to disagree with the idea Brady deserved to lose his job in a struggling Carolina offense.
However, you have given Brady Sam Darnold and Cam Newton so far this season and are now expecting a new offensive coordinator to come in and improve this duo. Newton will improve and as mentioned before should be a starter in this league. But when you are asking a new quarterback to learn a playbook on the fly perhaps firing the offensive coordinator he has been working with isn’t the best move.
It is a move that suggests the head coach is attempting to deflect blame and save his own job. Regardless of the reasoning behind it the timing is bad and is going to favor the Atlanta defense. Even a struggling Atlanta secondary should be able to give Ryan and the offense a chance against a coordinator attempting to take over an offense well into the season.