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Carolina Panthers formally rent Dave Canales as he turns into the FOURTH head coach in virtually six years below billionaire proprietor David Tepper Specific Instances

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  • The primary-time coordinator has labored with QBs Baker Mayfield and Geno Smith
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The Carolina Panthers have employed Dave Canales as their new head coach.

The previous offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turns into the fourth head coach below the possession of billionaire David Tepper.

In November, Frank Reich grew to become the third Panthers coach to be fired by Tepper – who purchased the staff for $2.2billion in 2018 – after Matt Rhule and Ron Rivera.

Canales shall be tasked with getting younger quarterback Bryce Younger going after a brutal rookie season.

Canales could’ve had a bonus on different candidates for the Panthers job, realizing that Carolina employed Dan Morgan – considered one of its former linebackers – as their president of soccer operations/basic supervisor, earlier this month. 

The Carolina Panthers have employed Buccaneers OC Dave Canales as their new head coach 

He and Canales spent eight seasons collectively on the Seahawks and are believed to have a detailed relationship.

Previous to Thursday’s replace on the pinnacle teaching emptiness on the Panthers, Canales, who had interviewed in particular person on Wednesday in Charlotte after holding talks on-line final week, instructed The Tampa Bay Instances: ‘That is one thing I have been excited about for a very long time. 

‘I’ve some stuff ready that I have been excited about for a few years.’

The 42-year-old, California native labored below Pete Carroll, first at USC for a yr as assistant energy coach in 2009, then in Seattle from 2010 till final season (2022). 

On the Seahawks, he was first employed because the the staff’s vast receiver coach earlier than being promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2018. 

That is when his work with Russell Wilson, who’s now with the Denver Broncos, confirmed, as Seattle made it to the NFC Wild Card spherical. 

Canales then grew to become the staff’s passing coordinator for a season (2020-2021) previous to going again to his outdated job as quarterback coach in 2022. 

That was Geno Smith’s first season because the Seahawks’ beginning signal-caller, main Seattle to a different NFC wild card spot.

Smith was awarded the NFL’s Comeback Participant of the season that yr after spending a lot of his skilled tenure as a backup for a number of groups.

Canales guided Baker Mayfield to his most productive season ever as Bucs' QB with Tampa Bay winning the NFC South title for a third-year straight

Canales guided Baker Mayfield to his most efficient season ever as Bucs’ QB with Tampa Bay profitable the NFC South title for a third-year straight

This season, Carroll was fired by Seattle whereas Canales helped Baker Mayfield rebuild his status and the Bucs returned to the playoffs after profitable a 3rd straight NFC South title. 

Tampa Bay’s playoff journey resulted in a NFC division-round loss (31-23) to the Lions, this previous Sunday. 

Beneath Canales, nevertheless, Mayfield was as productive as he has ever been in his six-year NFL profession, up to now, posting profession highs in passing yards (4,044), touchdowns (28) and completion share (64.3).

Rams defensive coordinator and ex-Bucs head coach Raheem Morris – who was employed by Atlanta on Thursday – was additionally within the working for the Panthers job. Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero was additionally considered.  

Moreover, the Panthers held curiosity in Texans OC Bobby Slowik, who helped QB C.J. Stroud get to the AFC Divisional spherical.

Ravens OC Todd Monken and defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald additionally had digital interviews with the Panthers, although Baltimore continues to be in Tremendous Bowl competition with an NFC Championship recreation towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Sunday.

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