Ted Daisher of the Eagles wasn’t the only special teams coach to get treated in an unspecial way on Thursday. Danny Crossman of the Panthers also got to take the long walk to the parking lot, cardboard box full of picture frames, comic books, and Power Bars bouncing off his legs.
The Panthers announced today that Crossman has been fired.
Crossman has a year left on his deal. But since he’s not being paid $6.5 million in 2010, the team apparently was willing to pay him not to work.
Crossman has been with the Panthers since 2003, coach John Fox’s second year on the job.
The Panthers struggled this year on special teams, finishing 30th in kickoff coverage, 29th in punt coverage, 30th on kickoff returns, and 17th on punt returns.