Dave Gettleman told ESPN that he is not trying to replace current head coach Ron Rivera, who is in his third year with the team. The 1-3 Panthers are in a tie with the Atlanta Falcons for second place in the NFC South, trailing the New Orleans Saints by three and a half games.
Rivera led Carolina to a 7-9 record last season after finishing with a four-game win streak. The late-season success has not translated to 2013, however. After losing a tough opener to the Seattle Seahawks, the Panthers then lost to the Buffalo Bills before beating the New York Giants 38-0.
Following a bye week, Carolina got waxed by the Arizona Cardinals 22-6 in a game that included three Cam Newton interceptions and nine Panthers penalties.