Carolina Panthers Need an Offensive Coordinator, No Experience Necessary

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Carolina Panthers Need an Offensive Coordinator, No Experience Necessary
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You must love boring, defensive based football, even when your defense is just average.

You must do things that defy logic.

You must have the wrong personnel on the field in critical times.

You must be willing to take the NFL's best tandem of running backs and in a crucial short yardage situation not use them as referenced by Sunday's three passes in a row while inside the Giants 4 yard line with the last pass ending in an interception.  

You must not make any adjustments at halftime.  As a matter of fact it shall be your job to pass out popsicles at halftime and play the team's fight song on the team's official Victrola.

You must not voice the evident need to have your team bring in a bona fide number two wide receiver in the offseason and simply rely on a player, like LaFell, who had "dropped pass" issues in college.

You must keep your mouth shut on draft day, even when you see the team mortgaging the future by drafting a player, who may not contribute for a year, by using next year's second round draft pick or by watching your team draft a player who had "dropped balls" issues when a player like the multi-talented Jordan Shipley was still available on the draft board.

You must back an owner who is preparing his team for a lockout and is trying to prove a point to the league about not paying free agents.

You must allow your team to not re-sign your veterans, especially your run blocking guard, Keydrick Vincent (though Vincent is not a very good pass blocker he is a good run blocker and is better than the player who replaced him...and the Panthers get to face him this weekend)

You must stand behind a head coach, no matter how backwards his excuses become, like the answer given when asked about passing three times from the four yard line, "I don't know if everybody understands, but defenses can dictate that some," Fox said. "It's not all just that we want to throw. Sometimes the situation in a game, in a fourth quarter down 15 points, ripping off a 4-yard run is not really conducive to trying to win the game."

You also must panic often and early and abandon the run at all costs at the first sign of a momentum shift in a game no matter what quarter your team is in.

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