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Sean McDermott | Defensive Lineman

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/21/1974

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According to's Albert Breer, Panthers DC Sean McDermott's interview for the Buccaneers' head coaching position went "very, very well."
It doesn't matter now since the Bucs ended up hiring Dirk Koetter, but Breer suspects McDermott will be "at the very top of 2017 search lists." Teams went coordinator-heavy in their head coaching hires this offseason and the same could happen again in 2017. When it's time for the next round of head coaching hires, McDermott should be just as coveted as Adam Gase was this season. Jan 29 - 3:48 PM

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Panthers DC Sean McDermott will interview for the Bucs' head-coaching vacancy this weekend.

McDermott is also scheduled to meet with the Browns. Current Bucs OC Dirk Koetter is believed to be the favorite for the job, but McDermott and GM Jason Licht worked together in Philadelphia. McDermott would be a strong candidate if the Bucs decide to bring in yet another defensive minded coach.
Jan 8 - 9:13 AM

Panthers DC Sean McDermott's interview for the Browns' head-coaching vacancy will take place on Sunday.

It was originally scheduled for Thursday. To date, the Browns are the only team known to express interest in Ron Rivera's defensive boss.
Jan 7 - 5:13 PM

The New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports the Giants will interview Panthers DC Sean McDermott for their head-coaching vacancy.

McDermott is eligible to do interviews this week because the Panthers earned a first-round bye. He has NFC East roots after spending 12 seasons with the Eagles from 1999-2010. McDermott was fired when coach Andy Reid left town and has been coordinating the Panthers' defense ever since. He's expressed interest in the Eagles' opening and will interview with the Browns.
Jan 5 - 9:13 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Panthers DC Sean McDermott will interview for the Browns' head-coaching vacancy Thursday.

Not taking the same route as Panthers OC Mike Shula, McDermott is making the most of his window to interview this week. McDermott also expressed interest in the Eagles' job in a radio interview Tuesday morning, but no interview has been reported. McDermott is a good bet to get a promotion this cycle.
Jan 5 - 12:44 PM

Panthers DC Sean McDermott expressed his interest in the Eagles' coaching vacancy.

"I love the Philadelphia area and quite honestly it’s been tough to watch the last several years, having grown up in the area and worked there for 12 years," McDermott said on a local Philadelphia radio show Tuesday morning. "I’d love to see the Eagles recapture the magic so to speak." McDermott was groomed under former Eagles DC Jim Johnson and took over as defensive coordinator after Johnson's untimely death in 2009. McDermott has been the Panthers DC since 2011. He is a safe bet to land a head coach job this offseason.
Jan 5 - 10:31 AM

The Jets have canceled their head-coaching interview with Panthers DC Sean McDermott.

This could be taken as a sign the Jets and Cardinals DC Todd Bowles have agreed to terms on a contract to make Bowles the next head coach for Gang Green.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 09:31:00 PM

Panthers DC Sean McDermott will interview for the Jets' head coaching vacancy Wednesday.

Seahawks DC Dan Quinn is considered the Jets' top priority. But he's going to be a hot name, so the Jets need to explore other options. McDermott has earned a strong reputation in NFL circles, learning under legendary Eagles DC Jim Johnson before taking over the Panthers' defense in 2011. Carolina has ranked 10th, 2nd, 10th and 28th on defense since McDermott took over.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 11:27:00 AM

The Redskins' interview with Panthers DC Sean McDermott will take place on Saturday.

McDermott is free to interview because Carolina earned a first-round playoff bye. McDermott wouldn't be a flashy hire -- and Dan Snyder likes flashy hires -- so we suspect he'd have to knock the owner's socks off to land the Redskins gig. McDermott has ties to the Virginia area, having earned all-conference honors as a safety at William & Mary, located in Williamsburg (VA).
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 07:21:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports the Redskins will interview Panthers DC Sean McDermott for their head-coaching vacancy.

With the Panthers earning a first-round bye for the playoffs, the interview will take place on Saturday in Charlotte. McDermott, 39, has been the Panthers' defensive boss the past three seasons under coach Ron Rivera. Prior to that, he spent 12 seasons in Philadelphia learning under legendary DC Jim Johnson. Carolina boasted the league's No. 2 overall defense in the regular season.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 01:40:00 PM

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