The 2021 Carolina Panthers are clearly in a state of dysfunction. The process fans were told to trust has not been a smooth elevation of competencies and talent so much as an inscrutable morass of, dare I say, missed opportunities. Yesterday’s firing of offensive coordinator Joe Brady was sudden. It is hard to say what motivated it. Self evaluation is a natural part of any successful process, but so too is lashing out a part of the process of a cornered animal.
Fans will be left, as always, to scour the on field product in the coming weeks and use their results to apportion blame across Rhule and Brady.