The Carolina Panthers are making changes to their staff after a dismal start to the season.
In an anticipated move, special teams coach Brian Murphy became the latest casualty of the Carolina firings.
A 2-7 start has put head coach Ron Rivera on the hot seat. There are not many people left to shoulder the blame in Carolina at this point, but all the blame should not be put on Rivera.
The Panthers coach has tried several times to save the sinking ship that is the Carolina Panthers without any success. Carolina's next three opponents, Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Philadelphia, have all been going through struggles of their own lately. These three upcoming games give Carolina a shot to push their record to a respectable 5-7 going into the final four games of the season.
Winning these games might just be the saving grace that Rivera needs right now.
The majority of games the Panthers have lost this season have been due to fourth-quarter implosions. The Panthers have caused their fans grief by blowing many third-quarter leads.
Panthers fans around the country are calling for Rivera to be fired, despite the Panthers only being blown out in one game. Their hope is that someone else can come in and end the season on a high note.
Rivera is the man in Carolina, however, and should stay there the rest of the season.
Here are four reasons that Rivera should remain the head coach in Carolina.