Jul 26, 2018; Spartanburg, SC, USA; Carolina Panthers new owner David Tepper walks to the field during training camp held at Wofford College. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Carolina Panthers may be trying to recapture some prior glory with their next head coaching hire.
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey will interview this weekend with the Panthers for their head coach job, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. Schefter notes that Dorsey was previously the quarterbacks coach for Carolina.
Dorsey, 41, began as a pro scout with the Panthers in 2011 and was then elevated to their QB coach in 2013. He helped Carolina reach Super Bowl 50 in the 2015 season (where they ultimately lost to the Denver Broncos). But Dorsey was fired by the Panthers in 2018 and joined Buffalo the following year. He is in his first season as Bills OC and had a hilarious viral moment after a loss in September.
The Panthers went 7-10 this season, firing coach Matt Rhule in September. While Steve Wilks did a very commendable job as the team’s interim coach, Carolina appears to be aiming higher (perhaps even higher than Dorsey).
Aug 28, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) walks to the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
The video of Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey having a coaching box meltdown at the end of Sunday’s game against Miami has attracted a lot of attention. The team’s star player, however, clearly is not bothered by it.
Dorsey lost his cool at the end of the game as the Bills failed to get set and spike the ball in time to attempt a game-winning field goal attempt in a 21-19 loss. The video went viral and attracted some amusement, but not from Josh Allen, who said he did not see the reaction as “bad frustration.”
The Bills quarterback’s take on the video was simple: if you’re okay with losing, you’re probably a loser.
Dorsey, for what it’s worth, suggested he was going to try to correct his behavior. Allen probably doesn’t want that, and few would argue with him here. If anything, he probably understands, at least based on some of what he has previously said about his mentality.
Jun 14, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey looks on during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey blew a gasket toward the end of his team’s loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and the coach says he regrets the way he handled himself.
Dorsey was shown on the CBS broadcast slamming his notes around after the Bills blew a chance to orchestrate a game-winning touchdown drive (video here). He addressed the situation while speaking with the media on Monday and vowed to “learn from it.”
No one really faulted Dorsey for how upset he was. The Bills badly mismanaged the clock multiple times in a game they had a chance to win. Josh Allen also missed a wide-open Isaiah McKenzie on 4th-and-goal late in the game for what would have been a go-ahead touchdown.
Dorsey, who has been with the Bills since 2019 and is in his first year as OC, had every right to be furious. Fans and players should love that he is that passionate about winning.
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey blew up in the team’s coaching box on Sunday over the way their game ended.
The Bills had a 2nd-and-20 at their 47 with 18 seconds left down 21-19 to the Miami Dolphins. The Bills didn’t have any timeouts left, so they had to be careful with the ball.
Josh Allen was under pressure and worked to avoid a sack. Then he dumped the ball off over the imddle to Isaiah McKenzie for a short pass. McKenzie couldn’t get out of bounds and was tackled on the field with the clock running. Time ran out before the Bills could spike the ball to set up a field goal attempt.
After the game ended, Dorsey flipped out. He was seen slamming his headset down and throwing around some of his notes.
Dorsey was justifiably upset.
Not only did Allen mismanage the clock on that possession, but the Bills QB also missed a wide open McKenzie for a go-ahead touchdown on 4th-and-goal on the team’s previous possession. Plus, Allen mismanaged the clock before halftime and cost his team a shot at an additional three points.
Allen’s 400 passing yards and 2 touchdowns looked nice on the stat sheet, but he really blew it in this one.