"What Have I Gotten Myself Into?"

Michael LanganContributor IMay 29, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER14:  Defensive coordinator Ron Meeks of the Indianapolis Colts during the game against the Atlanta Falcons on December 14, 2003 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Falcons 34-7. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

  Question-What do you envision as the biggest changes in your team’s playbook due to shifts in team personnel and coaching staff?

Answer-I'm not sure, but it should be a fun time watching. Of all the changes in the Coaching Staff, the switching of Defensive Coordinators looks to be the one to watch. Ron Meeks has come from the Colts, where new Head Coach Jim Caldwell reportedly nudged him out. While Mike Trgovac has left to go to Green Bay, as the D Line Coach.

Trgovac turned down a two year extension to accept what can only be described as a demotion. Why? Well the message boards have said that Coach Fox runs the show, and the coordinators are "puppets." Hard to imagine, but why did Trgovac go?

So will the Panthers run more Cover 2 schemes as seen in Indy? Will they be essentially the same? LB Jon Beason has said Julius Peppers will love the new scheme, but Peppers has not been seen or heard from since asking to be traded. It is all very interesting to be sure, but how will it play out?

New Coordinator + Disgruntled star + Control Freak Head Coach= To Be Determined.


Mike Langan