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(By Ron Green Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org) One day after the Panthers' fifth loss in six games, coach Ron Rivera said maintaining his team's enthusiasm through the narrow losses is a challenge.That's because he finds himself challenged at times to keep his optimistic approach.
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At his introductory press conference in January, Ron Rivera mentioned the possibility of mixing in the 3-4 with the Panthers' traditional 4-3 scheme.
In a Week 6 loss at Atlanta, the Panthers unveiled the look for three plays. Two were successful, one resulted in a long run for the Falcons.
But it sounds like the Panthers will continue to use the 3-4 and could possibly evolve...
The Panthers are thinking about changing up how they line up on defense.
Carolina showed a new wrinkle on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, lining up in a 3-4 defense for the first time under new coach Ron Rivera. It was only for three plays, but the 3-4 look could become a more permanent Carolina fixture down the road.
It wouldn't be a surprise. Rivera ran the 3-4 last year...
After blowing fourth quarter leads in each of their last three games, it'd be easy for the Carolina Panthers to start moping around Bank of America Stadium. Coach Ron Rivera is trying to keep that negative attitude from setting in, reiterating to players better times are ahead - and soon.
The Panthers may be 1-5, but they've been in every game late, although they haven&...
(By Tom Sorensen, email@example.com) Ron Rivera doesn't look like a guy you take lightly. He's quiet, but some people don't have to tell you everything they can do.I think Rivera is the toughest Carolina Panthers head coach of all time. You're going down George Seifert.
Carolina Panthers fans are tired of hearing they have a good team. They want to see it translate into a win. Here is my advice to Carolina fans, be patient. It will take time for Head Coach Ron Rivera to find and implement his defensive personnel. Rookie play caller and Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski is just learning how to best use his not so secret weapon, Cam Newton...
The Panthers are trying something usually reserved for a bye week, experimenting with a new defensive front. Carolina used a 3-4 for three plays Sunday in a 31-17 loss to Atlanta. The Panthers have practiced the scheme since training camp under first-year coach Ron Rivera, who ran the 3-4 as San Diego's defensive coordinator under Norv Turner. Rivera and defensive coordinator...
Carolina dabbled using a 3-4 defense during Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. It sounds like Carolina will be using three man fronts more the rest of the season. “I know [Ron Rivera] feels very confident in the 3-4 and what it brings to the table. And knows its strengths and weaknesses. And he has shared…
Observations after the Panthers' 31-17 loss in Atlanta on Sunday:
-- There wasn't much new for anyone to say in the Panthers' locker room, having been through the drill too many times already this season. Big plays, particularly on third down, were a familiar culprit.
Obviously, something needs to change for the Panthers to turn the near misses into victories...
(By Ron Green Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org) Last week, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said it was imperative for his team to do a good job of bringing down Atlanta running back Michael Turner when it got its hands on him.It was easier said than done.
The Panthers are thinking about changing up how they line up on defense. Carolina showed a new wrinkle on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, lining up in a 3-4 defense for the first time under new coach Ron Rivera. It was only for three plays, but the 3-4 look could become a more permanent Carolina fixture down the road.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera expressed concern last week about the hits his rookie quarterback was taking in the running game.
But Cam Newton, whose 46 carries are second on the team, does not share those concerns.
“I don't take hits. That concern wasn't brought to my attention,” Newton said today. “When people see me play, of course, I have the ability to run. I don&...