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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is justifiably under scrutiny after failing.
He failed to make the playoffs.
He failed to manage a few key losses correctly.
He failed to help his superstar quarterback keep his emotions in check.
He failed to do what elite NFL coaches do.
Where does that leave him?
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Even though the Carolina Panthers finished strong this season, they’re expected to fire head coach Ron Rivera, according to Michael Lomnbardi of the NFL Network.
Also from @michaelombardi: Ron Rivera expected to be fired today. #blackmonday
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 31, 2012
I don’t think this is a great move, but with the Panthers now having to bring in a new general...
While several coaches around the NFL found themselves without a job Monday, the Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera escaped unscathed - at least for now.
Rivera's future remains twisting pending the outcome of a postseason meeting with owner Jerry Richardson. It's unclear when that meeting will come.
Richardson remained mum on the second -year coach's status one day after...
When NFL coaches and players are asked to describe Cam Newton as a football player, you’ll most likely hear phrases like “high ceiling” and “limitless upside.”
There’s another Carolina Panther who has inspired the same type of praise – except he plays defense…and he’s a rookie.
Linebacker is not only having one of the best rookie seasons in the NFL, he’s having...
Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly had the most tackles in the NFL this season and it wasn't even close. After Kuechly's 164 tackles, the next highest total belonged to 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman with 149 tackles.Fantasy Spin:Kuechly's strong play was a huge reason why the Panthers were able to go from 28th in the NFL in total defense last season to 10th this season...
DeAngelo Williams wants to remain in Carolina.
The Panthers' all-time leading rusher said despite getting benched in Week 7 and not playing a major role on offense for most of the season he hopes to return for an eighth year in Carolina.
''I signed a five-year contract, so that in itself lets you know I want to be back,'' Williams said.
But Williams, who turns...
Carolina has scratched defensive end Greg Hardy from Sunday's season finale against New Orleans.
Hardy leads the Panthers with 11 sacks. He was not injured but excused from practices during the week for a family matter and was listed as questionable.
The Saints deactivated linebacker Scott Shanle, who concludes his seventh season with the club as a healthy scratch for the eighth...
Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton says starting defensive end Greg Hardy did not make the trip to New Orleans as he continues to deal with a family matter.
Hardy has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's season finale against the Saints (7-8). Dayton says it is possible Hardy could make it to the game on his own, but as of Saturday night he was not with his teammates...
The Carolina Panthers have declared C Geoff Hangartner, DL Greg Hardy, LB James Anderson, QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Joe Adams, RB Jonathan Stewart inactive for Week 17.
NEW ORLEANS - Cam Newton kept handing off to DeAngelo Williams on Sunday, and then all he could see was the back of his No. 34 jersey, heading downfield through gaping holes against the worst defense in NFL history. Picking apart what statistically qualifies as the most porous defense in league annals, Williams rushed for a franchise-record 210 yards on 21 carries, and the Carolina...
NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Carolina Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards, including touchdown runs of 54 and 12 yards, for Carolina (7-9), which has won four straight. His 65-yard gain set up the first of three 1-yard scoring runs by Mike Tolbert...
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams had his best game of the season with 210 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries Sunday against the Saints.Fantasy Spin:Williams finished the season strong with 445 rushing yards, 139 receiving yards and four
touchdowns in his final five games, and it could have been even better if he
didn't have a 70-plus yard touchdown called back last week.
Carolina Panthers (6-9) at New Orleans Saints (7-8)
Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs. I have a rule against making significant plays on completely meaningless games. If the teams might not care about a game, I shouldn’t either. There’s just no way to predict what kind of effort...
NEW ORLEANS -- Picking apart what officially qualifies as the worst defense in NFL history, DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries and the Carolina Panthers rolled up 530 yards in total offense and scored 28 consecutive second-half points to points to defeat the New Orleans Saints 44-38 Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Panthers' offensive output added...
In the final game of the 2012 season, the Panthers topped New Orleans 44-38 while racking up a season-high 530 yards of total offense.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns to lead the team while quarterback Cam Newton went 16-for-33 for 248 yards.
The Panthers jumped to an early 10-0 but allowed the Saints to score 17 points in the second quarter, entering...
This was a very interesting season for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers started off winning only 2 of their first 10 games. Questions started to surface about the leadership skills of QB Cam Newton, if head coach Ron Rivera was actually the right man for the job, and if this team would be dismantled after giving a combined $80 million in extensions to its two...