The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday that they’d agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator Dave Canales to be the team’s new head coach.
“Dave’s background is rooted in success,” Panthers owner David Tepper said per the team website. “He has an innovative mindset and positive energy that connects well with players and staff. We are impressed with his ability to bring out the best in players.”
“I’m excited to work alongside Dave again,” Panthers’ new general manager Dan Morgan said. “His background coaching multiple position groups has given him a great understanding of what it takes to build a successful team. His infectious personality resonates with players and everyone who comes in contact with him. I’m confident that will translate to the field.”
Before his one season in Tampa Bay Canales spent eleven years in Seattle under Pete Carroll where he started as a wide receivers coach before moving up to quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.
There were varied reactions among fans to the hire: