Posted October 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Ron Rivera
TEAMS: Carolina Panthers
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the midseason firing of general manager Marty Hurney sends a clear message to him and others in the organization that nobody's job is safe. Rivera says Carolina's final 10 games are ''an evaluation process'' and he hasn't ruled out firing assistant coaches or cutting players for underperforming. He says ''in a situation like this is, when action is being taken, it doesn't mean the action has stopped. By no means is it over.'' Rivera's seat got a little hotter Monday when Hurney, the man who hired him in 2011, was fired. The underachieving Panthers are 1-5 this season entering Sunday's game at Chicago and just 7-22 in two years under Rivera. The 50-year-old Rivera is in the second year of a four-year contract.

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