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Rivera knows the Detroit Lions defense has a distinct advantage over opposing offenses.
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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is trying to build his team like the Detroit Lions in hope of reestablishing his team's success.
Do the Lions have a dirty defense? If anyone knows, it should be Ron Rivera.
Ron Rivera is wasting no time throwing the Panthers' newest additions into the special teams fire: Running back Josh Vaughan and linebacker Kion Wilson, signed off the practice squad Wednesday, both will play special teams Sunday at Detroit.
The Panthers are looking for any kind of boost on a special teams unit that ranks at or near the bottom of several categories.
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) After losing two of three games on their recent homestand, the Panthers hit the road for a three-game stretch talking about what really has been the focus throughout Ron Rivera's first season - the future.Coming off an embarrassing 30-3 loss to Tennessee, Rivera says he'll use the last seven games to evaluate the team'...
After losing two of three games on their recent homestand, the Panthers hit the road for a three-game stretch talking about what really has been the focus throughout Ron Rivera's first season - the future.
The Carolina Panthers not only lost their game on Sunday, but they also lost their composure on the last drive of the game.That didn't sit well with coach Ron Rivera, who said Monday in a news conference that he was "embarrassed" by Carolina's 30-3 loss to Tennessee. His comments echo almost exactly what I thought of the last couple of minutes, so most of this column...
(By Joseph Person, email@example.com) The Panthers openly said before their first game that veteran cornerback Chris Gamble would be matched up with Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona's Pro Bowl receiver.But Ron Rivera wouldn't divulge his coverage plans this week for Detroit's Calvin Johnson, the 6-5 wideout nicknamed "Megatron" who leads the NFL with 11...
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The chippiness that upset Panthers coach Ron Rivera at the end of last week's 30-3 loss to Tennessee has resulted in a number of fines, including three levied against his players.
Panthers offensive tackles Jordan Gross and Byron Bell and defensive end Charles Johnson each were fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness, according to the league office.
Bell was fined for grabbing...
"I think aggressive is a better word," says Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. "Maybe overly aggressive at times, but you know what? That is defensive football."
Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed his second straight day of practice with a rib injury, but coach Ron Rivera is ''optimistic'' Shockey will play Sunday at Detroit.
Rivera said Thursday the team will assess Shockey ''first thing in the morning.''
Shockey has 24 receptions for 311 yards and one touchdown.
Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn...
(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) The Carolina Panthers picked a bad week to stop acting chippy.With first-year coach Ron Rivera chastising his team for its actions in the final minutes of last week's 30-3 loss to Tennessee, the Panthers head to Detroit to face a Lions' club that is quickly gaining the reputation as one of the league's dirtiest.
Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey missed his second straight day of practice with a rib injury, but coach Ron Rivera is "optimistic" Shockey will play Sunday at Detroit.