So, if it wasn't saving money, what is the good reason to play an assistant coach down? For ***** and giggles? Sounds like a competitive disadvantage that serves no purpose other than to save money. On top of that, you promote within at WR and ST (also cheap). Just atrocious.
The Panthers CHOSE to promote Shula over Jackson and Shurmur. Person said both wanted the job. Chalk it up as yet another failure by RR.
You don't bench young players that need reps unless you're a guy like Rivera with petty "doghouses."
Too bad McClain is another one we cut. Darius Butler was good for the Colts as well. Stevie Brown made big plays for the Giants. But we cut them all like garbage.
The only thing the Panthers can afford to add via FA is a few plug-and-play type veterans that you hope have career years. It's not crazy to expect, but not really a sound strategy when you're trying to take the step from trash to WC contender.
Either way, there's little to no path where the Panthers come out on top in FA.
Well, that will be spectacular...for the opposing passing games.