Panthers HC Matt Rhule Punished His Entire Offense For Celebrating A Baker Mayfield TD Pass

Matt Rhule is clearly fun at parties.

On Saturday, Baker Mayfield hit Rashard Higgins — his former Browns teammate — on a deep touchdown pass. Higgins celebrated the score with his patented “red carpet” celebration and that didn’t sit well with his his head coach.

Higgins was flagged for targeting and Rhule stopped practice, yelled at the team and made the offense run.

Rhule explained his decision after practice:

Since he was hired as the Panthers’ head coach in 2020, Rhule has notched a 10-23 overall record. Clearly the coaching style that made him so successful at the collegiate level isn’t translating to the NFL.

If Rhule can’t get his team on track in 2022, it could be the end of his coaching stint in Charlotte.