Found October 10, 2011 on Charlotte Observer:
(By Joseph Person, jperson@charlotteobserver.com) Panthers coach Ron Rivera took the blame for a costly timeout in Sunday's loss to New Orleans - but took pride in the way his team responded when receiver Steve Smith was drilled on a late hit by Saints safety Roman Harper.After Harper decked him as Smith crossed the goal line on his 54-yard touchdown catch in the first half, about a dozen Panthers teammates came to his defense. A lot of pushing and shoving ensued, and fines could be forthcoming.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.