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'There wasn't any reason to wait': Panthers coach Matt Rhule talks about firing offensive coordinator Joe Brady

Carolina's head coach informed his assistant of the decision on Sunday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule commented on Monday on the firing of his offensive coordinator, Joe Brady, over the weekend.

"The decision was made so I didn't see any reason to wait," Rhule said. "I felt this was the right move."

Carolina currently has the fourth-worst offense in the NFL in terms of yards gained this season.

They average just 19.7 points per game, which is the 24th in the league.

"Purely football. This was the best interest of us moving forward," Rhule said. "I feel like we can play better on offense. That's not about any one person."

Rhule hired Brady upon his hire in 2020. Brady, 32, was coming off a National Championship with LSU serving as the Tigers' co-offensive coordinator.

The Panthers said senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon will coordinate the offense in conjunction with the remainder of the offensive coaching staff for the final five games of the season.

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