Carolina Panthers Fire Frank Reich After 1-10 Start

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

The Carolina Panthers fired their head coach Frank Reich following Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.

Reich’s resume in Carolina ended with an NFL-worst 1-10 record, including an 0-6 record on the road.

Hence, he becomes the first NFL coach to be fired in back-to-back seasons after his last year’s dismissal from the Indianapolis Colts.

The Panthers haven’t scored more than 15 points a game since the bye week and rank near the bottom of the league.

They are 30th in the league in passing yards per game and 30th in total offense.

Frank Reich explained he was being fired during a meeting with the Panthers owner David Tepper on Monday morning.

Moreover, Reich said it was probably the final chapter of his NFL journey.

Besides Reich, Carolina also parted ways with quarterbacks coach Josh McCown and assistant head coach/running back coach Duce Staley.

Chris Tabor, special teams coach, has been appointed as interim head coach.

Under their current record, the Panthers get a sixth straight losing season since Tepper bought the team for $2.275 billion in 2018.

The Panthers are 30-63 (.323) since then, it was the second-worst record after the New York Jets.

Before Frank Reich, Tepper also fired his head coach in-season last year, Matt Rhule, after a 1-4 start.