Tom Brady emphasizes on coaching continuity while reflecting on the Panthers decision to fire Frank Reich after just 11 games

On Monday, the Panthers owner David Tepper announced the firing of Frank Reich.


Tom Brady emphasizes on coaching continuity while reflecting on the Panthers decision to fire Frank Reich after just 11 games

Frank Reich (L) and Tom Brady (R) (Via Imago)

Just a few days ago, Frank Reich made it into the bad side of NFL history books as he became the first head coach in the league to be fired in two consecutive seasons. On Monday, he was relieved from the head coaching position of the Carolina Panthers. And now, the New England Patriots legend Tom Brady has weighed in on the Panthers’ decision to fire their head coach after just 11 games.

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During a recent episode of Tom Brady’s Let’s Go! podcast with Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald, the legendary NFL quarterback shared why firing a head coach in a short period might not be a good decision for the franchise.

What if every year you had to switch the language? It’s really hard to build up any of that consistency and continuity.
Brady on Let’s Go! podcast.

The Panthers have fired two head coaches in the middle of their campaign in back-to-back seasons. Back in the 2022 season, the Panthers got rid of Matt Rhule following his poor tenure in Carolina. And now, they have gotten rid of the 61-year-old head coach Reich within a season. Brady doesn’t believe that is a good thing for the Panthers.

The more you have continuity, the more you can build on things over the course of years. If you look at football in particular, it's hard to cover the amount of situations that come up every week, in a game, start of game, end of quarters, how do you use your timeouts, end of halftime, critical third-down situations, critical red area plays, situation football.

Reich was hired in the off-season by the Panthers after he was fired by the Indianapolis Colts back in 2022. He signed a 4-year contract with the team, but after an abysmal 1-10 start, Tepper decided to part ways with the veteran head coach. Reich will still get paid $36 million by the Carolina-based organization through 2026.

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Tom Brady claims there’s a lot of mediocrity in the NFL

The 7-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has been retired from the league for nearly 10 months now. Recently, he complained that there is a lot of mediocrity in the league due to the rule changes.

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Brady claims that the league rule changes are not allowing the defensive players to play effectively. While people have contradicted opinions about the NFL rule changes, Brady’s claims about the NFL being mediocre are partially true.

It is evident that multiple NFL head coaches and assistant coaches have lost their jobs in the middle of the season. Besides, ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently reported that there are nearly 7-10 head coaches in the hot seat due to poor performance.

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