The woes for Darnold continued in the Panthers' 24-6 home loss to the New England Patriots in Week 9. He threw a trio of interceptions and posted a lowly passer rating of 26.3. While the Panthers had several promising drives over the contest, Darnold still failed to lead the team to a single touchdown drive for the second time in the last three games.
Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson certainly was not pleased with the team’s overall showing on offense. He was only targeted a mere three times in the contest.
Anderson appeared to be in clear frustration with Darnold over the late stages of the game.
Robby Anderson was not happy with Sam Darnold 😬
— PFF (@PFF) November 7, 2021
Anderson noted after the game that he wants to see changes on offense.
“What we’ve been doing obviously is not working,” Anderson said. “We keep doing that, technically, that’s insanity.”
Amid much uncertainty on whether Darnold should be the starting quarterback for Carolina moving forward, the fourth-year passer made clear after the game that he has full confidence in himself at this point in the campaign.
“I'm not gonna sit here and tell you guys why I should be the quarterback,” Darnold said. “I believe in myself and that's all that matters.”
After a 4-5 start to the season, it will be noteworthy to see whether Panthers head coach Matt Rhule plans to make any drastic changes on offense in the coming week.