Ron Rivera learns NASCAR lessons can apply to football

When it’s the offseason, NFL coaches are limited in the work they can do with players, so they have to learn from each other. But instead of turning to other football coaches, Panthers coach Ron Rivera spent time with NASCAR crew chief Chad Knaus, who has led Jimmie Johnson to six titles. The geographic proximity makes it easy, but Knaus also had some experience in a similar...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Ron Rivera take shot at Steve Smith with NASCAR analogy?

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera spent some time recently with another successful coach in sports to try picking up some tips. That person is Chad Knaus, who is Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief and has helped his driver win six championships. While talking with ESPN’s David Newton about what he learned from Knaus, Rivera made […]
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Panthers sign Thomas DeCoud

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The Carolina Panthers have announced the signing of former Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud. The #Panthers have signed FS Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract. READ: — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 11, 2014 “Thomas provides a veteran...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers not interested in DeSean Jackson

Even though Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told USA TODAY Sports that he would interested in DeSean Jackson,  the rest of the franchise isn’t. Despite Rivera's comments to @usatoday_nfl that Panthers would be interested in DeSean Jackson,I'm told they aren't and won't be interested. — Joe Person (@josephperson) March 28, 2014 It only makes too much sense for...
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Ron Rivera: “We’d be interested” DeSean Jackson

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told USA TODAY Sports that he would be interested in former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson now that he’s free to sign anywhere he wants. “We’d be interested. He’s an intriguing player and we’ll take a look at him,” Rivera told USA TODAY Sports from the West Coast. “I just got word and this is surprising to hear. He’s an explosive...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Panthers May Not Need #1 WR

The Carolina Panthers faced a lot of backlash when they released long-time receiver Steve Smith. Carolina faithful then hoped their team would be active during free agency, but the signing of career back-ups Tiguan Underwood and Jerricho Cotchery left fans scratching their heads in confusion. In his first public comments since the release of Smith, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera confirms Panthers plan to draft WR

Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters on Wednesday that they will be drafting a receiver this May, per Joe Person. Rivera mentioned that they need to replace a collective 10 catches per game from their previous group of receivers. “I don’t think you need to have a guy like Detroit’s — Calvin Johnson,” Rivera said, Joe Person. As for the topic of Steve Smith’s release...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Where’s Ron Rivera rank among the 32 NFL head coaches?

Teams will go to such lengths to land the right head coach. They’ll spend a ton of money. They’ll hire whatever assistants are requested. And they’ll make sure wives and kids find a comfy new home. But it’s also why they expectations are high. Lose a few too many games, even if it’s in season one, and there’s a chance a head coach will be shown the door. In the ultimate...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers make the right call extending Rivera

Panthers Make the Right Call Extending Rivera Ron Rivera is a stand up guy. That’s where my support begins. While I certainly had moments when I didn’t believe in him as a head coach, I always liked the guy. And it’s obvious Carolina’s players feel the same way. In 2012, when Rivera’s job was threatened at 2-8, they closed 5-1 to buy him another season. When the Panthers...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five NFL coaches who are likely to be fired

Whether he cost you a fantasy football championship or has run your favorite team into the ground, everyone has an opinion on which coach should be sent his marching papers after this year. Late season rallies by the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys may save Ron Rivera and Jason Garrett their jobs (though seriously, who ices their own kicker?), but in a league that is only interested...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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