Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has reassigned special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers after the Panthers' special teams finished at or near the bottom in a number of major special teams categories this past season, a league source said Tuesday.
According to the source, Rivera will promote Rodgers' assistant, Bruce DeHaven, who came to Carolina in 2013 with 26 years of NFL coaching experience. It's unclear what Rodgers' new position will be.
Good for Rivera for making change but I still feel he was much too soft with his old friend. Same with Shula (but that's a whole different situation).
Is BeastMode a free agent? If so, he'd do wonders for Matt Forte's longevity and what Fox wants to do on offense. That offense goes from being a joke to being respectable. If Jay Culter can figure out that you need the ball to score points, they could be dangerous.
Then Fox can go to work on the defense.
No, he's under contract next year for 8.5 million.
This playoff run saved his job. The sooner you accept it the sooner you'll get over it. Trust me I don't like it but that's what happens when the lights turn on in December.
This is absolutely the case. I'd say there's a less than 10% chance Shula is canned. I doubt Gettleman wants to jump over Rivera to fire his coaches and it's very doubtful Rivera will fire him either. The only member of the coaching staff gone IMO is Rodgers.