Panthers interim head coach Perry Fewell will interview for vacant position
The worst day of the NFL season is fast approaching. The Monday after week 17, dubbed Black Monday, is always the day for head coaching changes. Multiple teams will undoubtedly part ways with their coach, and some already have. The Carolina Panthers parted ways with longtime coach Ron Rivera in early December and are on the hunt for their next leader.
Interim head coach Perry Fewell will reportedly have a chance at the position, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.
Perry Fewell says he's been asked to interview for Panthers' full-time coaching job and he will interview.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) December 24, 2019
It will be quite a surprise if Fewell gets the job. Since he took over on December 3rd, the Panthers have lost all three of their games, with two of those losses coming by three-score margins. Both of the losses by three-score margins were against sub-.500 teams. That doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the newly promoted Fewell.
Another area of concern under Fewell has been the defensive performance. In all three games that Fewell has coached, the Panthers have allowed 30 or more points. That’s simply abysmal, considering that two of those games were against the Indianapolis Colts and the Atlanta Falcons. Both of those squads have struggled mightily offensively for most of the year.
There really hasn’t been a single bright spot for Carolina ever since Fewell took over. The quarterback play has been horrible, and the offense as a whole has been extremely disappointing. Look for the Panthers to pursue other names like Eric Bienemy of the Kansas City Chiefs or the already-interviewed Mike McCarthy.