According to Jason La Canfora, Panthers owner David Tepper is becoming “increasingly frustrated” with the team’s recent performance and is mulling “major changes” if things don’t change quickly.
Upon purchasing the franchise, Tepper said he was comfortable with the team’s coaching and management situation and was not looking to make moves. However, numerous sources familiar with his thinking tell La Canfora that Tepper has been “reaching out increasingly to confidants and associates around the league in recent weeks and expressing a growing sense that he may need to shake up the organization.”
La Canfora says that Tepper is concerned about the lack of analytics in the franchise and has wondered whether the team is too old school in some regards. Sources tell La Canfora that a loss to the Buccaneers would only hasten the momentum for potential changes.
If the Panthers’ job were to be available, La Canfora believes it would be at the top of many head-coaching candidates’ wishlist.
It’s worth mentioning that the Panthers are still in the mix for a playoff spot, but it sounds like they’ll to show serious improvement over the final five games to stave off potential changes.
We’ll have more regarding the Panthers as the news is available.