Robbie Anderson got into with wide receivers coach Joe Dailey and then was told to leave by interim head coach Steve Wilks in his first game working with the Panthers.
The Panthers are 1-5 but it was caught on camera and looks like Rashard Higgins stepped in between the two, but it is not a good look for Anderson.
You can see the dispute below.
Obviously, Anderson is a competitor and he probably does not agree with his friend Matt Rhule getting fired, but the Panthers need to make a move to get rid of anyone trying to put a wrinkle in what they have going for them. Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks is trying to make a name for himself and to put himself in a position to get a job after the season, and you cannot do that with distractions. You need everyone locked in.
Afterwards, Robbie told media members he hates to lose, and had not talked to coaches, but I think the Panthers need to do something to keep the team going in the right direction.
Here is his quote:
“I’m here to do all I can to help us win, it’s third down, I’m being taken out the game, you know, I don’t think I should be OK with that,” Anderson explained. “So, I made a comment, ‘It’s the money down, why am I being taken out?’ And that’s that.”
If the Panthers were smart they would try to trade him today and if they cannot get anything for him, then cut him. Call up Preston Williams from the practice squad and allow him to compete. He can be a better wide out if given an opportunity and will have less distractions.
Let’s be honest, he has 13 receptions for 206 yards and 1 touchdown. His only touchdown was against the Browns with Baker at quarterback. They can find that production elsewhere.