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January 04, 2011

Panthers add a third candidate

     Add another name to the low-profile coaching candidate list of the Carolina Panthers.

    Two league sources confirmed that the Panthers had received permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, a former NFL linebacker who played in Washington, Minnesota and Kansas City. 

    The 44-year-old has worked as a position coach in Washington under Marty Schottenheimer and in San Diego.

    They will also interview San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

-- Darin Gantt

 

 

Posted by Observer Sports on January 4, 2011 at 07:37 PM | Permalink

Comments

One name? Who is he, Prince?

Is he with San Diego now or what?

I realize its only a simple Google search away, but come on....Darin you're having a rough day.

Posted by: tom P | Jan 4, 2011 7:53:40 PM

this is just getting crazy.not a offensive guy in sight

Posted by: sdot | Jan 4, 2011 7:55:08 PM

this is just getting crazy.not a offensive guy in sight

Posted by: sdot | Jan 4, 2011 7:55:08 PM

Haha.....and said Google search gives you this:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/270362-mike-sinlgetary-needs-to-fire-greg-manusky-at-the-end-of-the-season


Yeah, great headline haha.

Posted by: tom P | Jan 4, 2011 7:55:29 PM

Damn, lol

Posted by: chuck | Jan 4, 2011 8:14:55 PM

One man's dirt is another man's gold..we didnt care about John Fox but he will make some team very good..whoever they choose to interview, they need to make sure the guy has a vision..not only is he a great x and o guy but also is a leader of men..and is a stand-up guy!

Posted by: PantherPride | Jan 4, 2011 8:25:48 PM

Yeah, Fox will make some team very good, followed by a couple of mediocre seasons, and the pattern will repeat. That's why he needed to go, because he can't produce a consistent team.

Posted by: Nate | Jan 4, 2011 8:44:19 PM

Problem with some coachers are is they fail to bring the best talent a person has out in them..instead they try to change them and fit them to a mold to fit the team or what they want and need. They destroy good talent that way.

So I hope they get coaches who work on bringing a players best talent out in them and not try to change them to fit what they think is better or should be.

Posted by: mark | Jan 4, 2011 8:49:05 PM

I could see a defensive coordinator but the names being mentioned are ridiculous. Rivera's ooaching stats have been up and down more than a slinky. Fewell is only there to satisfy the Rooney rule. And this assistant from the 49ers...that's just crazy. Another name I've heard...Rob Ryan...his beer belly would be penalized for trying to trip players because it hangs over the sidelines...and what the heck has he accomplished? Yep, that would sell tickets. I'm trying not to be in panic mode yet because I really don't think the Panther braintrust is that stupid. Is it?

Posted by: Phil | Jan 4, 2011 9:07:32 PM

The best candidates are unavailable for interviews until after the playoffs. These are practice interviews.

Posted by: jimcat | Jan 4, 2011 9:20:29 PM

Really!? Out of the two coaches that have been here (Yes, I don't even count Siefert, because that was just idiotic hiring.) Both have been defensive minded coaches. Hire one of those guys as your defensive coordinator / Assistant coach and then hire someone like Harbaugh from Stanford. Even hire some other offensive minded coach, I don't care. You have to score major points in this league to have playoff seasons. Look at the best in the league...Patriots, Colts, Saints and all of them have the ability to just plain outscore their opponents. I really believe that some of us could make much better decisions than those who are really in charge.

Jerry Richardson, please adopt me and allow me to come enable your team to become better than they have been. Your drafting practices need work. Giving away valuable picks for people who never see the field IMO is just plain nonsense. Armanti wasn't even on anyone's radar in that round. You could have probably gotten him in the 7th, if you really wanted him.

These assistant coaches in this league are stale and predictable. Please appease your real money influx (the fans) and hire the Stanford coach and his QB. Let's see what something fresh can bring to the NFL. Or just stay your course and hire some washed up assistant who just isn't quite good enough to be a head coach yet. "Those who can't do ...coach!" Just see Rob and Rex Ryan.

Posted by: Trent | Jan 4, 2011 9:21:11 PM

We need a coach who knows something about scoring points. Offensive is own problem so why do we want another defensive coordinator that is what John Fox is. If he wants another defensive coordinator he mind as well keep John Fox sorry self. If we can't get a big time coach at least give us an offensive coordinator because Panther games are bored and we don't ever win. Our defense is okay it not great but its not bad or the problem.

Posted by: Hal Stephens | Jan 4, 2011 9:38:41 PM

Its time for our veteran leaders who are under contract to step up and hold each other accountable.We also need a punishing safety,a mean d lineman,and a offensive line who will go to war for their qb.Give me that and i'll take Barry Switzer as head coach,

Posted by: alex | Jan 4, 2011 9:50:37 PM

This is terrible. Do Hurney and Richardson want a 3-4? We don't have the personnel for that. And is it a bad sign when you are the only team interviewing every coach you talk to?

Posted by: SCB | Jan 4, 2011 9:50:58 PM

Richardson is only concerned with the Panthers business and not the Panthers team.

Posted by: Josh | Jan 4, 2011 10:04:09 PM

Great! Another loser on the list. Why get a guy with a winning record when you can get a loser for half the price?

Posted by: PSL4Sale | Jan 4, 2011 10:17:32 PM

First off, I want to apologize for some of my rants earlier. I just watched the press conference to see what my own interpretation was going to be and not a journalists. I don't believe that the staff ruled out a collegiate coach entirely. I think they danced around the subject as best as possible. I do believe that the Harbaugh comment by Mr. Richardson about being cordial if I ever met him was a bit much. Seriously, did you not meet when he played there briefly?

With that said, I do believe that the Panthers organization needs an offensive minded head coach with a superb defensive coordinator.

Having earned my MBA, I totally understand the financial justification for leaving Fox and Co. as "lame ducks" this year. I would not have wanted to pay coaches that were no longer there either...remember Seifert and Capers. Financially he has made good decisions for the Panthers organization and to his stakeholders, including the fans. If he would have let Fox and company go in 2009 and then got a new coaching regime in place then we as ticket holders would have had to take the brunt of that decision through ticket price increases.

On a sillier note... Is it just me or does Morrison look like McGuyver? wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13779704

Posted by: Trent | Jan 4, 2011 10:27:37 PM

One other thing about Harbaugh is that his brother is doing exceptionally weel in Baltimore and his own record while at Stanford speaks for itself. I think you should at least appease the fan base and at least bring him in as a serious candidate for head coach. Just sayin'!

Posted by: Trent | Jan 4, 2011 10:29:49 PM

Everyone relax. We can't interview any coaches on playoff teams until they are over. This is just the tip of the iceberg...I HOPE!!!

Posted by: Tommygunz | Jan 4, 2011 10:34:10 PM

Take a chill pill people... They haven't even interviewed anyone let alone made a hire.

Posted by: PantherDave | Jan 4, 2011 10:41:39 PM

JR will never see another 2003. He's unwilling to pay quality personnel people, coaches or players.

Posted by: chris in union county | Jan 4, 2011 10:56:12 PM

Let the fans decide! We pay for the tickets!

Posted by: paul | Jan 4, 2011 11:07:44 PM

The Panther's problem is the ownership. Non-deep pockets and Huge egos. They can't continue to lose the amounts of money that are required to run a NFL team these days. It's time for a sale. Rumors are that this will be a LA team within two years. They will be made an offer they can't refuse, (with NFL's blessing). They need to get Richarson out of the negotiations and they need a team in LA. Game over Carolina and Bojangle's

Posted by: tjlanc | Jan 4, 2011 11:07:44 PM

The Panther's problem is the ownership. Non-deep pockets and Huge egos. They can't continue to lose the amounts of money that are required to run a NFL team these days. It's time for a sale. Rumors are that this will be a LA team within two years. They will be made an offer they can't refuse, (with NFL's blessing). They need to get Richarson out of the negotiations and they need a team in LA. Game over Carolina and Bojangle's

Posted by: tjlanc | Jan 4, 2011 11:07:46 PM

Please tell me this is a Joke ? Is it April Fools day already?

How about some up and coming coordinators not ones that are close to being fired !

This guy from the 49ers....Jerry could offer him a 80,000 salary and he would take it !

Posted by: BG | Jan 4, 2011 11:34:24 PM

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