The Panthers fell to 1-8 on the season with Thursday night’s loss to the Bears, and veteran receiver Adam Thielen has had enough.
On a night when the Panthers were awarded a penalty and their defense largely gave up the Bears’ offense, the offense didn’t do its part in the 16-13 loss, Thielen said.
“We’re not hitting on all cylinders right now. We’re not hitting on any cylinders right now,” Thielen said, via Darren Gant of Panthers.com.It’s an embarrassing effort. I think everyone is embarrassed to, you know, put what, six points on offense. Like we didn’t do anything. It’s embarrassing when your defense plays the way they play, especially the way they play. It’s embarrassing. As we talked about, we are implementing good practices. We are doing the right things. Momentum builds this way, but it doesn’t translate. “That’s hard.”
Thielen was the Panthers’ leading receiver, as he has been all season, with six catches. He now has 68 catches and is on pace for 128 catches in 17 games, which will be by far the most of his 10-year career. But he’s clearly not happy being the best playmaker in a team that can’t do anything in attack.
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