Again on Jan. 9, following his workforce’s Week 18 win over the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks acknowledged the elephant within the room. He knew, if the group didn’t in the end rent him as their full-time man, that there might be other opportunities on the market.
Nicely . . .
In persevering with their search this week, the Panthers have granted second interviews to Wilks, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. However, in keeping with workforce beat author Sheena Fast, Wilks may have a fallback plan if issues don’t go his means in Carolina.
This might find yourself being a really robust capsule to swallow for each the gamers and the fan base, who clearly help Wilks and—for the most part—need him to stay the chief of this franchise.
It might even be a troublesome task for the precise workforce itself, as Wilks—who’d presumably function the Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator if employed there—is terribly good at his job. Wilks, moreover, may take his defensive coordinator in Al Holcomb with him.
The Panthers might discover themselves in a harmful recreation ought to they decide the flawed candidate. Wilks, because the group ought to very properly know, doesn’t seem to be a person you wish to depart scorned and must play towards twice a yr.
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