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January 25, 2011

Panthers hire another vet

    The Carolina Panthers hired a veteran offensive line coach, and now they've supplemented him with a veteran offensive lineman.

    The Panthers hired Ray Brown as the assistant offensive line coach Tuesday.

    Brown played 20 years in the NFL, beginning his career when the Cardinals were still in St. Louis. He's also played for Washington, San Francisco and Detroit. He's coached with Buffalo and San Francisco, and the 49ers had hoped to keep him.

    He interviewed with coach Ron Rivera Monday.

    The 48-year-old Brown will work alongside the John Matsko, who turns 60 next week.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on January 25, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really excited about the coaches the Panthers have hired!!!

Posted by: John Fox | Jan 25, 2011 4:21:28 PM

I'm stoked! I think that the old man who rides around in the golf cart at training camp is scary-looking, but I hear that he has a real heart now -- AND apparently he now wants the Panthers to win games! Woo HOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: THanPer | Jan 25, 2011 4:43:00 PM

the only hire i kind of dont like is mcdermott. he had the eagles running a horrid red zone defense and the rest of the eagle's defense was simply average. i just cant call this an upgrade over meeks

Posted by: Ian | Jan 25, 2011 5:33:14 PM

Hopefully our coaches will operate as team also ,Rivera,Mcdermont,Meeks Thats a lot of
DC experience to run ideas by

Posted by: i BELIEVE | Jan 25, 2011 5:39:54 PM

Ian, I wouldn't worry about the McDermott hire. He was a dealt a bad hand this year with all the injuries Philly had. Also, make no mistake about it, Rivera will be helping him with the defense. I'm just wondering whats taking so long to hire Ricky P as the WR coach

Posted by: Swag | Jan 25, 2011 5:50:39 PM

yeah swag, now that you mention it, i believe mcdermott may have been the guy responsible for the massive hemmorage we had on the field back in week 1 '09. if he is, then i'd def like to see that every week for opposing qb's. especially if they turn the ball over like delhomme did. but maybe he should leave the play calling to meeks and rivera in the red zone. it was pretty bad

Posted by: Ian | Jan 25, 2011 6:33:05 PM

@THanPer - you are a sick person.. That wasn't even close to being funny.. So anyone close to you have a heart transplant, hope they lived, and they are lucky enough to read your sick comment.

Posted by: Catsnmbr1Fan | Jan 25, 2011 10:29:45 PM

@Ian - McDermott was with the Eagles for 10+ years, and coached several positions. Considering they were a Top 10 defense all those years, I think he has a lot more experience, then anyone else that the Panthers could have gotten. It's tough to follow a legend, can you imagine the poor schmuck that has to follow Dick LeBeau in Pittsburgh. No matter how good he is, he will never equal what LeBeau brought to the Steelers..McDermott was in the same category, no win situation..

Posted by: Catsnmbr1Fan | Jan 25, 2011 10:37:21 PM

Are the Panthers and Ricky Proehl going to hook up or not? Too much time has passed since his interview. I would hope we will hear something today and move on.

Posted by: SC Ken | Jan 26, 2011 9:11:21 AM

Consider: Trade the pick for Carson Palmer and the Bengals' selection in the first round, perhaps? ...... I heard that Palmer wanted out of Cincy ..... last I checked, we could use a QB ..... problem is, our owner has something against veteran players..... ie., winners...

Posted by: Herrinterestantensten | Jan 29, 2011 11:10:33 AM

Keep the good hires coming. Hire Proehl for WR and Singletary for LB!!

Posted by: zoneblitz | Jan 29, 2011 12:12:37 PM

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