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Report: Panthers will promote Wilks to defensive coordinator

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The Panthers will make assistant head coach/secondary coach Steve Wilks their new defensive coordinator, the Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday.

The coordinator’s job officially opened Wednesday when Sean McDermott was hired as the new head coach of the Bills.

The report about Wilks’ promotion said an announcement could come as soon as Thursday. Wilks has been on the Panthers’ staff since 2012 and prior to that worked with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera with both the Chargers and the Bears. He was promoted to assistant head coach in 2015.

Wilks interviewed with the Rams last week for their still-vacant head coaching position. The Redskins were also granted permission to interview Wilks for their defensive coordinator job.

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8 Responses to “Report: Panthers will promote Wilks to defensive coordinator”
  1. captainspangled says: Jan 11, 2017 7:14 PM

    He’s been groomed for this for a while and its fine move. Its the offensive side of the ball they need to make some staff changes on.

  2. rogdodger says: Jan 11, 2017 7:24 PM

    New D coordinator, Thomas Davis will be another year older, Jonathan Stewart about to be on wrong side of 30, Kuechly is stud but have to questions if he will he ever be the same fearless player and Cam is Cam….you can hear the window closing on this team.

  3. wrlegrand says: Jan 11, 2017 7:37 PM

    I’m going to love it this time next year when all of the haters have to keep their mouth shut when the Panthers are moving through the playoffs. They essentially had the most injuries of all teams and still lost 7 games by 3 points or less.

  4. realqc says: Jan 11, 2017 7:48 PM

    Hallelujah. Panthers couldn’t afford to lose Sean McD and Wilks

  5. wizwix says: Jan 11, 2017 7:52 PM

    The race between the Bills & Panthers to grab the assistants is on!!

  6. junkmtb says: Jan 11, 2017 10:25 PM

    Great move!!!

  7. RegisHawk says: Jan 12, 2017 6:03 AM

    They essentially had the most excuses of all teams…

    Fixed it for you.

  8. pancaketaco says: Jan 12, 2017 11:14 AM

    Now it’s time to lock up a QB Guru / QB coach for Cam.

    IMO if you fundamentals are weak you’re mentally weak.

    Panther Fan.

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