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          === Panthers fire special teams coordinator Brian Murphy ===
 
 Charlotte,  NC  (Sports Network)  - The Carolina  Panthers fired special teams
 coordinator Brian Murphy on Monday.
 
 Panthers  coach Ron  Rivera  said  Murphy was  let  go  due to  "philosophical
 differences  and  productivity." Richard Rodgers, the team's assistant special
 teams coach, will replace Murphy.
 
 "I  told  coach  Rodgers  what  I  wanted,"  Rivera  said.  "I  wanted  things
 simplified.  I wanted  to  come  back to  fundamental  basics  and that's  the
 direction we're going to head right now."
 
 The  move comes one day after the Panthers allowed a 76-yard punt return for a
 touchdown to Trindon Holliday in a 36-14 loss to Denver.
 
 The Panthers (2-7) play Tampa Bay this Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 11/12 14:08:07 ET