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What are Carolina's Options at Wide Receiver in the Draft?

With the Panthers most likely to draft an offensive tackle in the first round, Dave Gettleman and Ron Rivera need to look to the second round to fill their second biggest positional need--wide receiver. The 2014 Receiver class was outstanding and it will be impossible for this year’s to compete, but there are still some solid players available. Wide Receiver was decimated in free...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fire that damaged Rivera's home caused by faulty fireplace

The Charlotte Fire Department says the improper installation of a modular fireplace or a material defect caused a fire that resulted in $500,000 in damage to the home of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Jan. 5. The department released its final report Thursday in a press release, saying it has ruled out foul play or criminal activity. Their investigation is now closed. No one...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera’s house caught on fire this morning

According to a report by WBTV, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera‘s house caught on fire this morning. Apparently it was all accidental and Rivera and his family are just fine: No injuries in fire at home of Panthers coach Ron Rivera — CP24 (@CP24) January 5, 2015 “Fire officials said Rivera and his family were not injured...
Via cover32 - Panthers
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family okay after fire in home

To say Ron Rivera’s had a stressful month or so would be a drastic understatement. The Carolina Panthers head coach and his family are OK after a two-alarm fire broke out in their Charlotte home early Monday morning. The relative good news is that, according to WBTV in Charlotte, the house was just “partially burned.” Despite that, the family “won’t be able to live there...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera claims Panthers are a good team

This is the type of spin that would make Washington D.C. proud. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, who is leading a team that has won a total of one game since Week 2, is claiming that they are a good team in a good division (via I think New Orleans is a good football team, as I do Atlanta — and I think we’re still a good football team. Good one, Mr...
Via Sportsnaut
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers HC Ron Rivera officially on the hot seat entering Week 11

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just 10 weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Ron Rivera Rivera is right back where he was a year ago At the beginning of last year, Rivera...
Via cover32 - Panthers
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

In case you haven’t realized, Steve Smith has some issues with the way his 13-year Carolina Panthers career came to an end. On Wednesday, Smith responded a recent report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that indicated the Panthers decided to cut Smith because they were afraid he would be “divisive” in the locker room as […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 01, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 26, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Panthers
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...
Via cover32 - Panthers
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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