4 possible replacements for Mike Phair as Panthers DL coach

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The Carolina Panthers will want to get the most out of their best pass-rushing weapon moving forward. Brian Burns made some exceptional strides in year two of his professional career and there is simply no telling how much better he can get with another offseason to further hone his skills.

If head coach Matt Rhule wants to bring in someone who knows what it takes to improve Burns and others, then he should look at Mark Snyder as a potential option. The experienced figure worked with the 2019 first-round pick during their time together at Florida State and he is hugely respected within the college coaching circles.

This would be a big vote of confidence in Burns, who gained nine sacks this season despite there being little in the way of pressure from elsewhere during the first half of the campaign. Synder played a significant part in his development with the Seminoles and although this might be a little out of the left-field, it makes a ton of sense upon further investigation.

Synder might be content just working at this particular level of the game given the fact he’s 56-years-old. However, getting the chance to work with Burns against and assist in taking his game to new heights would be a hard proposal to turn down.

It might also benefit Yetur Gross-Matos, who has a lot of the same athletic attributes as Burns, albeit a little less explosive or refined.