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Carolina Panthers (3-4)

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Slow it down: Darnold's mechanics a focus after benching

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers are tinkering with Sam Darnold's mechanics in hopes of salvaging whatever is left of the quarterback's confidence.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule has been working closely with Darnold this week on his footwork, particularly slowing down the QB's backpedal. Darnold's drops have gotten quicker and quicker as the season has progressed, which Rhule believes has thrown off the timing with his receivers.

To help illustrate, Rhule showed Darnold game film from Carolina's Week 2 win against the New Orleans Saints when he was more in sync.

NFC South Division
Tampa Bay 610.857
New Orleans 420.667
Atlanta 330.500
Carolina 340.429
Full Standings
Pass Yds: S. Darnold1685
Pass TDs: S. Darnold7
Rush Yds: C. Hubbard309
Rush TDs: S. Darnold5
Rec Yds: D. Moore586
Rec TDs: D. Moore3
Int: J. Burris1
Sacks: H. Reddick6.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2296 (21)
Passing Yards: 1718 (20)
Rushing Yards: 713 (20)
Points per game: 20.9 (23)
Yards per game: 328.0 (25)
Touchdowns: 15 (24)
Field Goals: 11 (17)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2152 (7)
Passing Yards: 1515 (4)
Rushing Yards: 772 (18)
Points per game: 20.9 (9)
Yards per game: 307.4 (3)
Touchdowns: 17 (14)
Field Goals: 10 (18)
Date Player Transactions
10/27 D. Smith pract. squad add
10/27 A. Larkin pract. squad add
10/26 R. Winslow cut
10/26 D. Eberle pract. squad del
10/26 L. Edwards pract. squad add
10/26 J. Miller on IR ankle
10/25 K. Kirkwood pract. squad add
10/25 A. Parker pract. squad add
10/23 K. Kirkwood active/prac. squad
10/23 A. Parker active/prac. squad
Date Player Status
10/26 J. Miller ankle (IR)
10/24 A. Erickson concussion (Questionable)
10/24 T. Marshall Jr. concussion (Out)
10/24 S. Thompson foot (Out)
10/24 G. Ricci concussion (Out)
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