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Ron Rivera says based on recent conversations with team owner Jerry Richardson he doesn't know if he'll remain the Carolina Panthers head coach beyond this season.
Rivera says ''I know that nothing is going to happen until after the season.''
Rivera's coaching seat got a little hotter after the Panthers (2-8) surrendered yet another fourth quarter lead Sunday and lost 27-21 to Tampa Bay in overtime. The loss dropped Rivera's record to 8-18 in his two seasons as Carolina's coach.
Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney four weeks ago and Rivera indicated at the time his future was tied to Carolina's ability to start ''trending up.''
But the Panthers are 1-3 since Hurney was ousted.
They've lost four games in which they led in the fourth quarter.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Carolina Panthers must win four of their final six games to equal a 6-10 mark last season that generated some excitement in the Queen City.
But repeating last years record isnt on anyones mind around the franchise.
Rumors swirling on radio shows and elsewhere suggest many of the Panthers are playing for their jobs because the team will be blown up after the season and Carolina...
CHARLOTTE, NC -- What more can the Carolina Panthers endure?
Once again, a defense that was panned a year ago came up big for 54 minutes Sunday and allowed a struggling offense to do enough to notch a victory. But it didn't exactly work out that way in the 27-21 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Call them what you want -- snake bit, unlucky, just not good enough and...
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith injured his left hand in the second quarter of Sunday's game against Tampa Bay and has been taken to the locker room for observation.
The team has not announced if he'll return to the game.
Smith injured his hand while trying to catch a pass in the end zone from Cam Newton. Smith came up with the catch but was called for offensive pass...
The Carolina Panthers suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday that was so crushing it reportedly moved one of team’s players to tears.
According to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis cried while talking about the team’s loss. “Thomas Davis brought tears in describing the Panthers’ latest loss,” Person tweeted...
In the realm of the National Football League, you don't see many between-the-legs passes but earlier today, Tampa Bay quarterback pulled off that feat.
Watch as he throws this pass to Bucs running back D.J. Ware which goes through the legs of Frank Alexander:
(Courtesy of SB Nation)
Panthers wideout Steve Smith has gone to the locker room, possibly to receive X-rays on his injured left hand. Smith suffered the injury late in the first half.Fantasy Spin:Brandon LaFell and Greg Olsen should see more opportunities if Smith is unable to return for the second half.
The Panthers have deactivated guard Jeremy Bridges and wide receiver David Gettis for their game against the Buccaneers.
The Panthers signed Bridges after allowing seven sacks in last week's 36-14 loss to Denver. He spent most of the season on injured reserve with the Arizona Cardinals before reaching an injury settlement and had been expected to play a significant role against...
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Andy Reid’s job as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles is safe at least through Monday night, per a report in the Daily News. And if you’re hoping that Reid will show mercy and throw himself on the sword of unemployment, you’re out of luck. It ain’t happening.
Reid was asked whether his own leadership has been rendered ineffective in trying to motivate...
Going into yesterday’s Panthers game, it was easy to be a little overconfident.
The Bucs had a 5-4 record, and had won four of their last five games. Running back Doug Martin was all over national sportscasts, with talking heads who usually seem to forget the Bucs exist (“Wait, you mean that team with the orange uniforms? Vinny Testeverde’s team?”) proclaiming the newbie...
TAMPA BAY (27) d CAROLINA (21)
The Headline: Buccaneers cap amazing comeback with an overtime win
It just goes from bad to worse for the Carolina Panthers, having played well for 57 minutes and looking on course to win their third game of the year (while keeping their already minute playoff hopes alive) the Panthers got an ugly punch in the guts from their division rival...