Matt Rhule

The Carolina Panthers had another extremely disappointing performance on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and fall to 1-4 on the season. That has led to huge questions surrounding the direction of the organization.

Following the loss, many took to social media to call for Panthers head coach Matt Rhule to be relieved of his duties as head coach.

Rhule was asked about these rumors following the game, which he deflected in favor of talking about the game.

“I hope you guys can understand, I’m here to talk about the game,” Rhule said via Steve Reed of the Associated Press. “I’ve always been very forthright with you guys. You know, I have nothing to say about that now. I’m really just here to talk about the game. I would never want to make this about me.”

Considering his record in Carolina is now an abysmal 11-27 in three seasons with the organization, he could certainly be on the short list of coaches to be fired.

Rhule does have one thing going his way regarding his job security, which is the apparent respect and admiration of his locker room.

Several Panthers players were asked about Rhule’s job security following the game, who promptly defended their head coach.

It is great that the Panthers locker room is standing behind Rhule, but the results speak for themselves when it comes to his tenure in Carolina.

It’s certainly not all his fault considering how poor newly-acquired quarterback Baker Mayfield has played thus far for the Panthers.

Maybe the Panthers let him remain head coach and make a change at quarterback, but this all seems like Rhule may be taking the fall for this poor start.

[Steve Reed]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.