Panthers promoted QBs coach Mike Shula to offensive coordinator.
Don's son has a spotty track record as offensive overseer, but this hire wasn't about his track record and past league rankings as a coordinator. It's all about continuity. Tabbed over Hue Jackson and Pat Shurmur, Shula will keep the basic elements of outgoing OC Rob Chudzinski's offense in place, boding well for face-of-the-franchise Cam Newton. Shula also has an obvious relationship with head coach Ron Rivera, whose history with new GM Dave Gettleman is minimal. For the sake of the coaching staff, at least, the Shula promotion makes sense.