The Carolina Panthers hired a new head coach this offseason. They went to college, and found Matt Rhule out of Baylor. However, they weren’t done there. Carolina also got their offensive coordinator from the collegiate ranks, plucking Joe Brady from national champion LSU.
Brady already has some believers, and that includes Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Edwards-Helaire was his running back at with the Tigers, and according to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk, he’s predicting a big-time offense from the Panthers.
“Ooh wee. Have fun,” Edwards-Helaire said. “I mean, you know, why not? One of the most freakiest athletes that this game has ever saw. And then ultimately man, the talent around him is going to pretty much relieve Cam [Newton] from a lot of stuff and ultimately, him being able to pick that [defense] apart. I mean, just like Joe [Burrow], crazy athlete. Cam, crazy athlete.
“I know Christian [McCaffrey] is going to see that offense and see that playbook and his eyes are going to light up. Because same thing with me. I saw that play book and got extremely happy about what was coming in.”
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a great season under Brady at LSU. The Tigers had one of their better offensive seasons in a long time and went undefeated en route to a national title.
While Joe Brady, the Panthers’ new offensive coordinator, wasn’t the head coach, he definitely deserves a lot of praise. He’s getting that from his former running back.
Meanwhile, he definitely has some fun weapons to play with in Carolina. Superstar running back Christian McCaffrey has been one of the most electric players in the NFL over the last few years. Now he has a fresh coach who might energize him, and the entire offense, even more.
The Panthers will be looking to build off an extremely disappointing end of the 2019 season. Will Brady play a large part in that turnaround? If you ask Edwards-Helaire, that’s obvious.