|Panthers fire special teams coach Brian Murphy|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 12 November 2012 08:14|
Rivera has promoted assistant special teams coach Richard Rodgers to coordinator. Rodgers, in his first season in Carolina, was a college teammate of Rivera's at Cal.
Rivera says the decision was made because of ``philosophical differences and productivity.''
The Panthers (2-7) gave up three punt returns for touchdowns last season but Murphy kept his job. The latest snafu, which gave the Broncos a 14-7 in the second quarter and turned the momentum of the game, proved to be his undoing.
Rivera says he's also disappointed in the team's performance on kickoff returns.