Now that the Carolina Panthers have fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula, speculation as to who coach Ron Rivera will hire as his replacement begins. "I think the things that we've done are the right kind of things". I'll evaluate the coaches, the scheme and we'll go from that. He became Carolina's offensive coordinator in 2013.
Rivera had said Monday that he wasn't planning to make any changes to his staff. He had success in his first season in 2011 en route to helping quarterback Cam Newton earn the AP Rookie of the Year Award after Carolina drafted the Auburn product with the No. 1 pick. He also wants to see the ball in Christian McCaffrey's hands in open space. Today, they got their wish when the team announced he and QBs coach Ken Dorsey were relieved of their duties.
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Rivera said he informed Newton about the decision to fire Shula after it was made, but wouldn't comment on the quarterback's reaction to the news calling it "personal". He completed just 59.1 percent of his passes for 3,301 yards with 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
Dorsey spent five seasons as the Panthers quarterbacks coach after a few years as a scout.
The son of the Miami Dolphins' best coach in franchise history and one of the top quarterbacks to come through the University of Miami are now looking for new jobs.