The Panthers have apparently settled on former Cleveland assistant Rip Scherer as their new quarterbacks coach (even though they've never acknowledged that Mike McCoy's gone to Denver). But that could be a footnote before long.
They left today for the Senior Bowl, officially the beginning of the draft evaluation for assistant coaches. Unofficially, Mobile's a big singles-bar for those looking for employment hook-ups, as back-pocket resumes are as common as stopwatches and notepads.
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The Panthers are hardly giving their coaches reason to feel secure. Last week, a number of them were told they were free to look elsewhere, and others suggested that one-year extensions were in their future (rather than the multi-year pacts a lot of teams work with).
With the job-solidification process beginning in earnest for assistants this week, we should know soon what they plan to do.
It's kind of hard to tell, since they've gone into a shell since the season ended, and didn't emerge over the weekend, even as DE Julius Peppers told them he didn't want to go steady anymore.