Coaches Lost: 3


If this keeps up, there won’t be anybody left to coach the Carolina Panthers next season.  The Kansas City Star reports that the St. Louis Rams have hired Panthers linebackers coach Ken Flajole as their new defensive coordinator.

With their new head coach in place, the St. Louis Rams have filled both their offensive and defensive coordinator positions by hiring Pat Shurmur and Ken Flajole, respectively.

Flajole, meanwhile, has spent his previous six seasons with the Carolina Panthers, serving as their linebackers coach this past campaign. He has also had coaching stints with the Seattle Seahawks (1999-2002) and the Green Bay Packers (1998) and was also a co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach for Nevada at the college level in 1996-97.

Flajole was also an assistant coach at the University of Missouri from 1989-93 and worked with current Eagles head coach Andy Reid, who later hired [Steve] Spagnuolo in Philadelphia.

It’s easy to explain the loss for words.  We lose three assistant coaches but retain the guy who many of us feel should be allowed to leave in Mike Trgovac.

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  • http://www.sandscomputersinc.com photoguync

    Trgo’s gone, and so is Tim Lewis.

  • Ken

    The good news is that we just found out via nfl.com that Mike Trgovac will not be excepting the contract from the Panthers. So now I pray that Herm Edwards is fired not that is something to hope on someone, but I think he would be a great Defensive Coordinator for Carolina and who’s to say Peppers won’t stay around if he comes to Carolina and runs a 3-4.

  • John White

    Thanks for the heads up, guys.  This is getting weird.

  • bboggs36

    John what do you think about matt cassel in free agenty or for julius peepers in trade. (plus a pick from NE or something extra)

  • John White

    I’m not a very big Matt Cassel fan, honestly.  He had a solid year but something about the guy just doesn’t strike me as a franchise QB.  I would really like to deal Julius to somebody and preferably to a team in the top half of the first round.  There’s no reason we couldn’t get the same kind of deal for him that KC got for Jared Allen last year.

  • bboggs36

      Well maybe not Cassel but I think a QB should be priority ( 1st or 2nd string).I just picked Cassel because he seemed to fit the John Fox mold better then must of the Qbs out there. Jake Delhomme doesnt scream Francise QB to me, 34 year old QB that throw 12 pick last year. Or a 26 year old in the prime or his career. There is not to many arguments that can be made to keep him based on late last year. He fell a part when we needed him most.