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Frank Reich Firing + Other Panthers News

The Panthers have been in the NFL News a lot this past Week. With the recent news of firing the one-night-stand of head coaching tenures, Frank Reich (I guess we can say the Third Reich has ended). Here are the recent transactions the Panthers have made, as well as predicting how this firing will affect the team going into their upcoming Matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Frank Reich Out, Chris Tabor In

Frank Reich was fired on Monday. Millions of Panthers cheered at this news (I have not been this happy about someone losing their job since Matt Rhule). Chris Tabor, the special team coordinator, is now the interim head coach. Get ready for fake punts galore with Johnny Hekker throwing it. Tabor will hopefully bring that passion back to Carolina that he has not had since Steve Wilks was coach (The Grass is not always greener on the other side, is it David Tepper, you bald head….if I speak, I will be fired).

Player Additions and Subtractions

On Friday, the Panthers waived CB David Long Jr. Long was a third-round pick out of Michigan and spent his first four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams; then he signed with the Baltimore Ravens this off-season and was picked up by Carolina. He was waived to make room for WR Mike Strachan. Strachan, who previously played two seasons with the Colts. Mike could help in the receiver game, which is nothing but Adam Thielen (don’t disrespect the WR1).

Carolina also signed guards Gabe Jackson and Deonte Brown (guess who’s back). In exchange, they let QB Jake Luton go. In addition, Carolina added safety Mattias Farley and released defensive tackle Rashard Lawerence. Finally, Shaquiell Griffin was claimed off of waivers.

Hop On The IR Train

Unfortunately, the Injured Reserve curse struck the Panthers again, with Chandler Zavala and Laviska Shenault Jr. placed on the IR. However, there is excellent news: Jaycee Horn, Jermy Chinn, and Yetur Gross-Matos were activated off the IR ahead of this divisional matchup.


Will Chris Tabor be an excellent interim head coach? Hopefully, he wants to have fun, so that’s a plus. I hope the rest of the season plays out like last year, where we win games (I’d take a 5-12 season at this point. Technically, we are not eliminated from playoff contention). Here’s to hoping the Panthers are decent tomorrow (the bar for being a respected head coach in Carolina is on the floor).


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