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Did the Panthers hire the wrong guy?

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After doing some researching for head coaching related threads in early 2011, I was reminded that the only guys we sought contact with were Greg Manusky, Perry Fewell, Rob Ryan, and of course, ol' tree face Ron. All NFL defensive coordinators. Worst part is Ron probably was the best candidate out of all of them. In January the next time we look for a head coach, I hope JR doesn't order the same lame, narrow-minded approach, because being stubbornly closed-minded in thinking only NFL DCs can lead you to success didn't work then. So the answer to that question is no, we probably didn't hire the wrong guy, and that's the sad part, because Jerry's so out of touch with what's working in the NFL he probably doesn't even know 3/4ths of the names of other prominent HC candidates that aren't DCs.

 

Oh and here's a sample of my state of mind after hiring Ron at the time:

 

i like our coaching personnel better than i like SF's

 

 

 

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Rivera without a doubt was the best hire out of that group of candidates.

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in fairness to yourself i think everyone thought we had a great line up of coaches at the time, especially defensively.

 

Rivera had led some great D's, McDermott was a bright young prodigy and is the only one who hasn't bombed his career here, and Meeks had done alright coordinating given the talent level on our D the past season and was now the Secondary coach. Chud had worked with a good offense in SD.

 

 

But it's just more evidence for Jerry that assembling defensive coaches is not some awesome secret success recipe

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If Rivera is fired, they'll probably bring in Fewell or someone like that and this whole process will start back over. 

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I'm telling you guys if we hire Perry Fewell i will do unspeakable things.

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apparently yes. 

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Rivera without a doubt was the best hire out of that group of candidates.

we were looking in the wrong pool.

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If we hire another defensive coordinator with no head coaching experience at all, I'm going to flip the hell out.

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I'd like to think Perry Fewell wouldn't actually be a serious candidate and we're just joshing, but in reality this January it could very well be him, Mike Zimmer, and 2 defensive assistants we've never heard of. Same owner, same bad football

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I'm telling you guys if we hire Perry Fewell i will do unspeakable things.

 

I'll be right there with you.

 

Hell, most fans in NY want the guy fired as DC.

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Won't Gettleman have some say as to who we interview? I have a feeling JR trusts Gettleman. So hopefully he knows what he is doing.

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JR, seeing the fanbase's interest in David Shaw but refusing to accept that such a radical notion could be successful, hires Perry Fewell and attempts to convince the fanbase that it is in fact Shaw.

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