Report: Panthers interviewing Colts RB coach Scottie Montgomery for OC opening

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A second Colts assistant coach is on the list of candidates for the Panthers offensive coordinator position.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that running backs coach Scottie Montgomery will interview with the team. Colts wide receivers coach Mike Groh has already interviewed for the opening created by the in-season firing of Joe Brady.

Montgomery just completed his first season on the Colts’ staff and Jonathan Taylor‘s All-Pro season made it a successful one. Montgomery had stints as the offensive coordinator at Maryland and Duke sandwiched around a three-year run as the head coach at East Carolina. He also spent three years on Mike Tomlin’s staff as the Steelers’ wide receivers coach earlier in his career.

Panther head coach Matt Rhule responded to a report calling his job status was tied to his offensive coordinator on Thursday by saying that he hasn’t been told that the two are connected. Finding the right coordinator to improve the team’s offensive production will be vital to his continued employment in Carolina, however.

7 responses to “Report: Panthers interviewing Colts RB coach Scottie Montgomery for OC opening

  1. Why would anyone want that OC job when they would basically be a lame duck? Matt Rhule is going to be let go next year, probably during the season, because he has no idea what he’s doing.

  2. The Panthers fired one of the best coaches in the league and ended up as a complete mess as a result. Can’t feel sorry for them.

  3. Scottie Montgomery??!! This guy has not done anything as a OC in college or anywhere else he’s been. But I guess everyone can get better, it just seems like too big a job considering no QB in Carolina.

  4. “Panther head coach Matt Rhule responded to a report calling his job status was tied to his offensive coordinator on Thursday by saying that he hasn’t been told that the two are connected. ”
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    He need somebody to flat-out tell him those things are connected? Because coaches who hire ineffective coordinators are frequently given a free pass? Who does he imagine WOULD get the blame?

  5. Not sure about OC but if I was Rhule, Chad Pennington would for sure get a call from the team. Maybe he can help develop the QB’s because it sure looks like nobody can do anything right.

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