Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers fired special teams
coordinator Brian Murphy on Monday.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Murphy was let go due to "philosophical
differences and productivity." Richard Rodgers, the team's assistant special
teams coach, will replace Murphy.
"I told coach Rodgers what I wanted," Rivera said. "I wanted things
simplified. I wanted to come back to fundamental basics and that's the
direction we're going to head right now."
The move comes one day after the Panthers allowed a 76-yard punt return for a
touchdown to Trindon Holliday in a 36-14 loss to Denver.
The Panthers (2-7) play Tampa Bay this Sunday.
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