Carolina Panthers fire two assistant coaches after 44-21 loss to Cincinnati

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers  announced two changes to interim head coach Steve Wilks’ coaching staff Monday morning following Sunday’s embarrassing 42-21 loss to the Bengals.

The team has fired cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni.

Cooper came to the Panthers in 2020 with former head coach Matt Rhule. Pasqualoni, the former head coach at Syracuse, joined the Panthers this offseason.

Defensive assistant Bobby Maffei will take added responsibilities with the defensive backs moving forward, with interim defensive coordinator Al Holcomb playing a more prominent role as well.

Pass rush specialist Don Johnson and assistant defensive line coach Terrance Knighton will continue to coach the defensive linemen.


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