the lance taylor is kind of a "meh..." hire but the dehaven hire is quite nice. the guy should actually be the STs coach. i expect rodgers is on a short leash.
CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have filled out their coaching staff for the 2013 season by hiring veteran Bruce DeHaven to serve as assistant special teams coach and up-and-comer Lance Taylor to serve as assistant wide receivers coach and offensive quality control coach.
DeHaven, who will assist Richard Rodgers with the Panthers' special teams units, has been in charge of special teams units around the NFL for each of the past 26 seasons. He spent the last three seasons with the Buffalo Bills, reprising the role with the team that he held from 1987-99. In between, he directed special teams units in San Francisco (2000-02), Dallas (2003-06) and Seattle (2007-09).
This past season, the Bills led the NFL in punt return average and ranked fourth in kickoff return average. In 2011, the Bills held opponents to an NFL-low 20.4 yards per kickoff return.
DeHaven was on the Bills coaching staff when Buffalo advanced to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early 1990s. He's often associated with Scott Norwood's missed 47-yard field goal at the end of Super Bowl XXV as well as the “Music City Miracle” that eliminated the Bills from the 1999 playoffs, but his units were outstanding throughout his tenure. DeHaven helped Steve Tasker become one of the best special teams performers in NFL history and consistently developed standout kickoff and punt return coverage units.
panthers add a couple more staff, incl. solid STs hire
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:34 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:53 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:57 AM
i wish there was more.
pie for posting actual panther news
i hate this time of year.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:23 AM
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