The Panthers are next on the list of rebuilds for Matt Rhule
We are officially in a new era in Charlotte. The “Riverboat” Ron regime is over, and former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has taken the reins for the Carolina Panthers. Since coming in, Rhule has built a strong supporting cast. He has hired his former defensive coordinator from Baylor and Temple, Phil Snow.
He also landed the offensive mastermind behind LSU’s undefeated season and Heisman winner Joe Burrow, Joe Brady as offensive coordinator. Carolina’s young core should bode well with a new scheme and culture being brought in.
During his first offseason, Rhule signed his former star receiver out of Temple Robby Anderson. Robby had put up decent numbers as a Jet in his first four seasons. He has excellent traits that should shine in a more stable offense under Joe Brady. It will be a good addition to the Panther receiver core, along with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel.
In his first draft as head coach, Matt Rhule put on a significant emphasis on a depleted defense. Taking Auburn star interior defensive lineman Derrick Brown with the seventh overall pick, and following with edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos, safety Jeremy Chinn, and cornerback Troy Pride Jr. All these rookies will fill starting roles in the Panther defense. With young pieces, comes growing pains and might be a long season for this defense.