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January 22, 2009

Panthers announce Scherer hiring

On a day when the Carolina Panthers' assistant coaching departures grew to five, the team formally announced the arrival of new quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer.

Scherer replaces Mike McCoy, who left to become offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.

Scherer, 56, spent the past four seasons with the Cleveland Browns as quarterbacks coach. He also was assistant head coach the past two years under Romeo Crenel.

Scherer formerly worked in Cleveland with Panthers offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson, which head coach John Fox said should assure Scherer's "smooth transition" to the team.

"He brings experience as well as a familiarity of our system and we look forward to working with him," said Fox.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on January 22, 2009 at 04:05 PM | Permalink



Posted by: PthrFan | Jan 22, 2009 4:33:21 PM

Good, one coach down, now if we can just get the entire defensive coaching spots filled in.

Posted by: Cameron | Jan 22, 2009 4:34:14 PM

Like most assistant hires on offense, he's a FOD.

Posted by: Mark | Jan 22, 2009 4:37:39 PM

At this rate there will be a Help Wanted sign outside BOA Stadium tomorrow.

Posted by: TP | Jan 22, 2009 4:43:30 PM

thats right panthers go get the whole cleveland browns coaching staff. you know the ones who had one good season out of how many past seasons....good job.

Posted by: justcurious | Jan 22, 2009 5:45:00 PM

FOX will be next one to leave...anybody wanna bet on it.

Posted by: jj | Jan 22, 2009 7:18:49 PM

Let's just hire Romeo and make this the Charlotte Browns.

Posted by: Bryan | Jan 22, 2009 7:41:07 PM

My goodness, all of this just to keep Peppers?

Posted by: Panthergrrl | Jan 22, 2009 10:28:01 PM

Lets definitely hire Romeo Crennel if he will be available.

ROMEO CRENNEL, Will you coach our defense? How much do you cost?

Posted by: BB | Jan 22, 2009 11:27:25 PM

I'm not very expensive, I would love to come to Carolina and join alliance with Jeff Davidson and Jon Scherer. I hear Charlotte's a great southern city and has alot of great restaurants. Right? It better cuz I love deep fried chitterling!

ROMEO CRENNEL aka Deep Fried

Posted by: Romeo Crennel | Jan 22, 2009 11:29:45 PM

Deep fried chitterlings?? You are a dumbass. With the negative attitudes, go pull for someone else. Go pull for the Bengals, Rams, Texans, Chiefs, Niners, or anyone else. Even the mighty Patriots didn't make the playoffs. Can't you just be proud that our team gives us a chance almost yearly? I was born here 49 years ago and this is my team, is it yours?

Posted by: jason | Jan 23, 2009 12:24:15 AM

STOP!! read jasons post again...
How many of you negative know-it-alls have ever had anything to do with football other than screaming at a tv or stumbling around a stadium drunk.
The Panthers had a great season, Jake is the best leader/quarterback this franchise has ever had, and John Fox is an excellent head coach who 75% of teams in this league would kill to have. 8 straight seasons with no double digit losses and 4 playoff berths? Not good enough? Go pull for the Lions or Raiders for a season then come back and tell me everything about this team sucks. Get a damn clue, or get off the internet, children.

Posted by: ward | Jan 23, 2009 7:34:51 AM

Agreed. It's time to stop letting the emotions affect good analysis of this team. We don't "suck". But... with that said... we lucked into winning more than one or two games that we probably should have lost. That's ok, we still won and that counts for something, but still there are real issues here. Look at this dismantling that we're getting now. Clearly the organization knows there are real problems. You don't cut and run from the Patriots, do you? Delhomme isn't awful, but to say "he's the best"?? No way. I think it's possible that he's reached his talent limit and he's been figured out. Secondary - problems. I thought our defensive line was ok, and our linebacker(s) outstanding - but I think some schemes and the lack of secondary hurt them. Bottome line - we shouldn't freak out about how terrible we supposedly are, but then again, unless we're happy with ALWAYS ALMOST making it, real changes need to take place.

Posted by: Brinze | Jan 23, 2009 4:55:18 PM

I agree with the guy above jake delhomme is a great leader and a great QB, just he had one bad game in the biggest game of the year..damn guys shit happens get off the dudes nuts

Posted by: james | Feb 26, 2009 4:01:30 PM

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