The Carolina Panthers found their new defensive coordinator Monday, hiring Ron Meeks.
He replaces Mike Trgovac, who spurned their two-year extension offer to become the defensive line coach at Green Bay.
Meeks, 54, recently resigned from his post as Indianapolis’ defensive coordinator following Jim Caldwell’s taking over for former head coach Tony Dungy.
While the Colts have generally been known for their offense, his defenses have been more than solid during his time there.
Five times during his tenure, the Colts have finished seventh or better in points allowed, leading the league in 2007.
It will be interesting to see how his style meshes with head coach John Fox’s, as Meeks’ defensive lines have generally been populated by smaller, quicker linemen than the Panthers have employed.