Prior to Sunday’s home finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it was announced that the Carolina Panthers and owner David Tepper were leaning towards bringing Matt Rhule back for his third season in Charlotte. Following that report, the team would proceed to beat down by a depleted Bucs team 32-6, though, looking lifeless throughout the majority of the game and failing to score a touchdown in a game for the third time this season. Later that night, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said on Football Night America that Matt Rhule is someone to keep an eye on in terms of his job status.
Florio joined the Mac Attack on Wednesday in his normal weekly spot to talk about those comments and the latest he hearing around Matt Rhule and his job.
“We know enough about the Panthers and specifically David Tepper to be at least curious if he is going to give Matt Rhule a third year. Just because he has given him another week and maybe another week after that, because once the window open, you can have a vacancy at any time and start the process of interviewing these assitants from other teams. It could happen now, it could happen right after the season or he could come back. I don’t anyone really knows what’s going to happen and based on the way Matt Rhule explained it on Monday, I don’t think he does either.”
-Mike Florio on the Mac Attack
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