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A Ginn, Again?

Improving Special Teams

Going into the off-season, one of the major issues at-hand was for the improvement of the Special Teams for the Carolina Panthers–who were ranked 20th in Kick/Punt returns, according to PFR. The Panthers have some key concerns and issues to address moving forward to prepare for the up-coming season. The Panthers had a sub-par Special Teams last year, even though there was improvement later on in the season. Coach Ron Rivera admitted the need to upgrade the Special Teams unit.

Bruce DeHaven


The Panthers have made the necessary changes this offseason addressing personnel by moving around the staff. Ron Rivera will be working with his third special teams coordinator in four years after reassigning Richard Rodgers to the defensive staff and promoting his assistantBruce DeHaven. Ron Rivera thinks that the move makes a lot of sense and that the new position suits both coaches assets and allows the coaches to better use their strengths. DeHaven seems to be excited about his new role and looks to revamp the Special Teams unit.

Ginn, Again?



It is reported that the Panthers have an interest in the former Panther, ex-Arizona Cardinal, Ted Ginn Jr. It is also reported that the native Cleveland-er has sought interest from his hometown, Cleveland. Would Ted Ginn Jr., look forward to a reunion with the Panthers over his hometown? It is clear that Ted Ginn had one of his better seasons while he was in a Panthers uniform. Would Ginn return to see if he could duplicate that success?

The Panthers are looking for a dynamic punt-returner and another wide-receiver who could blow the tops off of defenses. Ted Ginn gives the Panthers, Cam Newton, that down-hill threat and Ginn put up some decent numbers with the Panthers–catching 36 passes for 556 yards and 5 TD’s also picking up good numbers at Punt Return and kickoff.

The Panthers will address some of their needs in Free Agency spending the necessary money to upgrade the team. This move would make a lot of sense. Once free agency needs are met, then the focus and direction of the draft can be set in motion.

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