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Panthers hire Meeks to run defense

Updated: January 26, 2009, 6:11 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers quickly filled their opening at defensive coordinator, hiring Ron Meeks on Monday to replace Mike Trgovac.

Four days after Trgovac abruptly left after being offered a contract extension, the Panthers turned their struggling defense to Meeks, who spent the past seven seasons running Indianapolis' unit.

While the Colts are best known for their offense, they finished in the top seven in points allowed five times during Meeks' tenure. Indianapolis ...

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