Coleman notched an interception for the third consecutive game in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, taking it back 36 yards to the house for his first touchdown of the season. Coleman's interception was just the first of two pick-sixes on the day for the Panthers defense. The former Ohio State standout has bounced around the league a bit in his brief career, but seems to have finally found a home in Carolina. He's recorded 57 tackles, five interceptions, and one sack in 11 games this season.
Coleman posted five tackles (two solo) and intercepted a pass during Sunday's win over the Titans. Coleman ranked second on the Panthers in tackles Sunday, when he also picked off his second pass over the last three weeks. Overall, the veteran safety has enjoyed his first year with the Panthers, as he currently boasts 51 tackles, one sack and three interceptions through nine games.
Coleman made eight tackles (one solo) in Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Coleman has parlayed his starting free safety position into 27 tackles and one interception through five games this season. Clearly comfortable in defensive coordinator Sean McDermott's system, Coleman currently ranks third on the Panthers in tackles.
Panthers free safety Kurt Coleman performed well Sunday in a defeat of Houston. He was in on nine tackles (five solo) to tie linebacker Thomas Davis for team honors. Not bad considering Coleman managed just three stops in Week 1. After winning Carolina's starting job, his IDP stock is on the rise.
The Panthers have signed free-agent safety Kurt Coleman to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday. "Kurt gives us a versatile safety who can play both spots," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He's athletic, he's intelligent and will understand the system, having worked with Sean (McDermott) before. He's a very consistent player and also adds special teams ability. That is something we've talked about improving upon, and we've made some moves this offseason looking for guys that can help us on special teams." Coleman believes he deserves a shot at cracking the starting lineup with his new team after making just three starts in 15 games played in his one season with the Chiefs. "Whatever role they want me to play I am willing to do," Coleman said. "But I think I have worked my way to be a starter. I know I can play as a starter and be very productive." Coleman recorded 37 tackles, three interceptions and six passes defensed in 2014.