Carolina Panthers: Assembling a ‘dream’ coaching staff

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Mike Shula, Carolina Panthers
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Pick Analysis. Scouting Report. OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR. . MIKESHULA. 2. player. 87

Carolina Panthers dream coaching staff: Mike Shula (Offensive coordinator)

Mike Shula played a huge part with the Carolina Panthers during their success in the 2010s. He worked wonders with Cam Newton during his time as quarterbacks coach, before he was moved up into the position of offensive coordinator.

He masterminded a 2015 offense that was nothing short of phenomenal. Although this ended in disappointment with a Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the Denver Broncos. Shula’s influence on the franchise during this time cannot be understated.

Pick Analysis. QUARTERBACKS COACH. player. 87. Scouting Report. . MIKEMCCOY. 3

Carolina Panthers dream coaching staff: Mike McCoy (Quarterbacks coach)

Mike McCoy emerged as one of the real leaders on the coaching staff of the Carolina Panthers in the 2000s. His work as quarterbacks’ coach was exemplary. And was arguably the highlight of his outstanding 19-year coaching career.

He was renowned for getting his point across extremely well. And the players that worked with him held McCoy in the highest regard. Following his time with the Panthers, he went on to become an offensive coordinator with the Broncos before taking the head coaching job at the San Diego Chargers.

OFFENSIVE LINE COACH. . 87. Pick Analysis. DAVE MAGAZU. 4. player. Scouting Report

Carolina Panthers dream coaching staff: Dave Magazu (Offensive Line coach)

Dave Magazu was a tight end coach with the Carolina Panthers before taking up the position of offensive line coach with the franchise. He immediately turned around their fortunes with some elite production that played a significant role in their rise to prominence.

Although Magazu’s final season in Carolina was their ill-fated 2-14 campaign in 2010 that put them in a position to draft Cam Newton. He was a highly-respected coach that got the very best out of his players.

Scouting Report. . JIMSKIPPER. 5. Pick Analysis. RUNNING BACKS COACH. player. 87

Carolina Panthers dream coaching staff: Jim Skipper (Running Backs coach)

Jim Skipper was an integral part of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. He is best known for giving some much-needed tutelage to All-Pro Christian McCaffrey during his first two seasons in the NFL. And he played a massive role in getting the best out of the player from day one.

Skipper eventually retired following the 2018 campaign after a six-year stay in Carolina that also saw him develop the likes of Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams.

6. player. Pick Analysis. WIDE RECEIVERS COACH. . Scouting Report. RICHARDWILLIAMSON. 87

Carolina Panthers dream coaching staff: Richard Williamson (Wide Receivers coach)

Richard Williamson finished off a glittering coaching career working with the Carolina Panthers talented wide receiver group from 1997-2009. He brought on some prominent names such as Muhsin Muhammad and Steve Smith, who were quick to give him a tremendous amount of credit following his retirement.

Williamson was a no-nonsense individual that was someone that players seemed to love working with. And he was a real factor in the team instantly becoming competitive upon entering the NFL.

7. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. TIGHT ENDS COACH. . PETEHOENER. player. 87

Carolina Panthers dream coaching staff: Pete Hoener (Tight Ends coach)

Pete Hoener was a tight ends coach with the Carolina Panthers from 2011-19 and made a significant impression during his time in the role. He had a big hand in Greg Olsen becoming one of the most prolific players in the NFL at the position. And his calm aura was matched by a fierce determination to succeed.