Tony Romo’s ruthless assessment of Carolina’s offense
The Carolina Panthers offense has gone from bad to worse this season. After averaging 21.9 points per game last season, they are averaging 17.9 points per game. Without star running back Christian McCaffrey, who has only appeared in seven games this season, the offense has looked terrible.
Carolina started this season with Sam Darnold at center. The offseason trade acquisition threw just seven touchdowns in 11 games while also throwing 12 interceptions. The return of franchise icon Cam Newton hasn’t solved anything. Head coach Matt Rhule insists on a game plan using multiple quarterbacks, even if the plan was brutally ineffective.
How bad has the Panthers offense been this season? Tony Romo said during the CBS broadcast of the Panthers’ Week 18 game against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers that he had no idea their offensive identity.
Tony Romo on the CBS TV show: “I don’t really know the identity (of the Panthers) as an offense. I don’t really know what they are. I’m trying to find out what system they are using.”
– Jonathan M Alexandre (@jonmalexander) January 9, 2022
Romo has been a four-time Pro Bowler during his 13-year NFL career and has proven to have a knack for correctly predict coins in the broadcast booth. He certainly has an idea of ââwhat an offense should look like. It’s a terrible sign of the Panthers’ incompetence that Romo has no idea what they’re doing.
Carolina will keep Rhule for next season, giving her another chance to find a cure for the Panthers’ offensive woes. With impressive skill position players like McCaffrey and 1,000-yard wide receiver DJ Moore, Rhule has some great talent. It will be up to the Panthers’ front office to find him a respectable quarterback, which will really help the offense find an identity.