Monday, January 17, 2011

Panthers hire McDermott

Former Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was hired to be defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, who are coached by  former Eagles assistant Ron Rivera.
McDermott should get some decent talent to work with as the Panthers (3-13) have the first pick in the NFL draft. Right now Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley (6-5, 299) is looking a lot like the first pick.
McDermott and Rivera spent five years together on the Eagles' coaching staff when the late Jim Johnson was defensive coordinator.
McDermott was axed last week after his second year with the Eagles, his defense finishing 12th in yards allowed but last in red zone defense.
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