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Rivera eager to start fresh

As start of training camp looms, head coach Ron Rivera talks about his role in preparing and pushing the Panthers in 2016.
Via panthers.com
1 day ago

Panthers look to buck trend, return to Super Bowl after loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ron Rivera isn't giving his team a free pass this offseason when it comes to hard work. In fact, the Carolina Panthers coach is pushing his players to work even harder after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Just look at the team's recent minicamp, where Rivera brought his players together at midfield on multiple occasions to let them know...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (17-2) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Spartanburg, South Carolina LAST YEAR: Panthers won third straight NFC South championship under NFL Coach of Year Ron Rivera and went to Super Bowl for second time in franchise history before losing to Denver 24-10. Quarterback Cam Newton had breakout season, winning league MVP honors while scoring combined 45 touchdowns. Carolina had...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Considered Drafting Another (Worse) QB Over Cam Newton In 2011

The Carolina Panthers nearly dropped the ball in 2011. That was the year Carolina drafted quarterback Cam Newton, who since has evolved into one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. But according to Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, the organization actually considered taking Blaine Gabbert over Newton with the No. 1 overall pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Panthers considered drafting Blaine Gabbert over Cam Newton

Way back in April of 2011, the Carolina Panthers were the worst team in the NFL and in desperate need of a franchise savior. Luckily for them, they owned the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. With a desperate need at the quarterback position, Carolina was set on taking one at the top of the draft. Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, and Jake Locker were all promising prospects, and...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera says Panthers considered Blaine Gabbert over Cam Newton

Back in 2011, the Carolina Panthers had a chance to land Andrew Luck in the NFL Draft. He was the undoubted No. 1 overall pick, which the Panthers held, had he left Stanford. Luck opted to stay for another season, leaving Carolina with a much tougher decision to make at the top of the draft. Cam Newton became the team's best option, and he was obviously the right one, but he wasn...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera explains how the Panthers nearly took Blaine Gabbert over Cam Newton

Back in 2011, the Carolina Panthers had a chance to land Andrew Luck in the NFL Draft. He was the undoubted No. 1 overall pick, which the Panthers held, had he left Stanford. Luck opted to stay for another season, leaving Carolina with a much tougher decision to make at the top of the draft.Cam Newton became the team's best option, and he was obviously the right one, but he wasn...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers almost drafted Blaine Gabbert first overall in 2011

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera can remember back in 2011, when his franchise was attempting to decide on a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft. The Panthers eventually picked Cam Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn. But Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert was very much in play for the top pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers working on contract extension for Ron Rivera

After a near-perfect regular season and getting the Carolina Panthers to their second Super Bowl in franchise history, head coach Ron Rivera will get rewarded. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports, the Panthers have reached out to Rivera to begin work on a contract extension, his second in two years after receiving a three-year extension following the 2013 season. Rivera...
Via The Sports Daily
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rivera says Panthers will end bat tradition, takes shot at NFL

The Carolina Panthers will no longer carry a baseball bat out of the tunnel with them before games. On Tuesday, Carolina head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that he did not hear any of his players threatening Odell Beckham Jr. or taunting the Giants receiver with homophobic slurs. Despite that, Rivera said the baseball bat tradition will end so he doesn’t have to deal with a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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