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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Panthers Promote Rodgers

http://www.panthers.com/team/coaches/jeff-rodgers/ec96952f-304f-4394-aa02-b0c1589c86bb

The team announced that Jeff Rodgers, assistant special teams coach, has been promoted to the position vacated by former special teams coach Danny Crossman's firing. The team never openly stated any other candidates, though certainly others were interviewed.

The team clearly wanted Bobby April and had intended on offering him the position, but the timing wasn't right - he'd already accepted a job with Philadelphia in a surprise move. The move itself was well overdue - days if not years would've helped.

In my opinion, Bruce DeHaven was the hire needed. Rodgers, however, fits the profile they've built on in the last two years - young, energetic, pedigreed (and, most likely, cheap). He's had success in the league, and excelled in college. At the worst, change is change.
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