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Lewis to Panthers..... all CB's on team immediately demand trades.

 

Updated: Jan. 19, 2007, 4:55 PM ET

Carolina hires former Giants coordinator Tim Lewis

 

Associated Press

 

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers hired former New York Giants defensive coordinator Tim Lewis as their new secondary coach Friday.

 

Lewis, who was fired by the Giants last week, replaces Rod Perry, one of three Panthers coaches fired Monday.

 

Lewis was the first assistant hired when Tom Coughlin took over the Giants in 2004. Lewis had two good seasons, but the Giants' defense struggled this season, ranking among the worst in the league by allowing an average of 342 yards a game and 228 passing yards a game.

 

Before joining New York, Lewis spent nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, five as secondary coach and four as defensive coordinator.

 

"Tim's experience as both a player and coach in the NFL provide him with a sound knowledge of the defensive backfield," Panthers coach John Fox said. "Our staff is familiar with him and we think he will make a strong contribution to our defense."

 

Lewis, who played four seasons with the Green Bay Packers in the 1980s, takes over a Panthers secondary that struggled in 2006. Cornerback Ken Lucas was plagued by injuries and Chris Gamble gave up numerous big plays. Safety Mike Minter had an up-and-down year and turned 33 this week.

 

The Panthers must also replace offensive coordinator Dan Henning and offensive line coach Mike Maser. Both were fired along with Perry.

 

Two of Fox's assistants, quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy and running backs coach Jim Skipper, and Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese are among the candidates to replace Henning, who was let go after a disappointing 8-8 season that began with Super Bowl hopes.

 

Partly due to injuries, the Panthers averaged only 16.8 points per game, nearly eight fewer than 2006.

 

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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Fox wanted to help a brother out. :rolleyes: Seriously, he will begin the alienation process with his DB's five minutes after he gets there. I am sorry his taint/spoor will contaminate Fox and the entire Panther's defense. Where's Huff Hole....the women's football league? Pop Warner should reject that turd.

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Carolina will have one of the top secondaries in the entire NFL, Lewis will be promoted to DC in '08, and go on to be "Head Coach of the Year" for the Detroit Lions in '09. Don't things like this happen to every "scrub" that leaves the Giants? They leave here and excel elsewhere.

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Carolina will have one of the top secondaries in the entire NFL, Lewis will be promoted to DC in '08, and go on to be "Head Coach of the Year" for the Detroit Lions in '09. Don't things like this happen to every "scrub" that leaves the Giants? They leave here and excel elsewhere.

Somehow I've got a feeling that if Lewis were to assume the head coaching job in any franchise it would be the literal equivelant of Ray Handley, so go ahead Carolina replace John Fox with Tim Lewis son't say you weren't warned.

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"Tim's experience as both a player and coach in the NFL provide him with a sound knowledge of the defensive backfield,"

:LMAO: Oh shit! Thats a good one!!!! :LMAO: :LMAO:

 

yeah that was funny... :LMAO: nook noke noko nokoar :rolleyes:

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I am all for hiring a former coordinator who has had moderate success in two place as a coordinator as a position coach, but hiring one who in two places ran a defense that could not stop the pass as a secondary coach makes me wonder if FOX wants to lose?

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