Panthers fire offensive coordinator Mike Shula, QB coach Ken Dorsey

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Head coach Ron Rivera recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers and now faces rebuilding his offensive coaching team.

But, Carolina has already started to clean house with their staff, with the announcement today that both offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey have been relieved of their duties.

Shula has coached 30 years, 26 of those in the NFL. The only other time Newton threw as many interceptions was his rookie season when he threw 17. Carolina finished 21 or lower in passing yards in each of the last five seasons, while Newton has regressed badly as a passer in the two seasons since he won the NFL MVP award. He was traded by the 49ers to Cleveland in May 2006 and spent three seasons with the Browns. However, he and Dorsey were unable to get that type of consistent production out of Newton and the passing game. Despite the record, the Panthers ranked 19th in the league in total offense (323.7 yards per game) and 12th in scoring (22.7 points per game).

From top to bottom, on the field and off, here's a laundry list of all the potential changes and adjustments the 2018 Panthers could and will have to make in the coming months.

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