The Carolina Panthers are making one other splash within the teaching world. The staff, below new head coach Frank Reich, employed Los Angeles Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown as its subsequent offensive coordinator on Friday.
Brown is a extremely revered assistant who has served as each a operating backs coach and tight ends coach. He has spent the previous three seasons in Los Angeles, which was his first NFL cease after years teaching operating backs within the collegiate ranks, in addition to serving as offensive coordinator for the University of Miami for 3 seasons.
Brown was a operating again himself, chosen within the sixth spherical of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He missed his whole rookie 12 months because of damage and was waived previous to the next season. He spent the subsequent two years with the Cleveland Browns on their observe squad earlier than stepping into teaching.
Brown is the most recent addition to Reich’s teaching workers, who’s placing collectively a high-quality group in his first season in Carolina. Owner David Tepper is clearly ready to throw some cash round to land a high-quality workers round Reich, and has begun to just do that.
The staff beforehand employed former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero as its new defensive coordinator. Evero and Brown had been on the identical workers with the Rams in 2020 and 2021. The Panthers additionally employed Duce Staley as operating backs coach, Parks Frazier as passing recreation coordinator, Josh McCown as quarterbacks coach, Jonathan Cooley as secondary/cornerbacks coach (Cooley beforehand labored with Brown and Evero in Los Angeles), Todd Wash as line of defense coach, Dom Capers as a senior defensive assistant and retained offensive line coach James Campen.
The Panthers bought off to a horrendous begin final season below former coach Matt Rhule earlier than rebounding with a stronger end below interim head coach Steve Wilks. Reich beat out Wilks for the head-coaching place, and Wilks then accepted the defensive coordinator function with the San Francisco 49ers.
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