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RON RIVERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Newton or Anderson to start for Panthers Sunday vs. Browns?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. That clearance is expected to come Saturday. The fourth-year quarterback practiced Friday for the third straight day and Rivera says he feels "very confident and comfortable" that...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coach: 'Very confident' Newton starts vs. Browns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. That clearance is expected to come Saturday. The fourth-year quarterback practiced Friday for the third straight day and Rivera says he feels ''very confident and comfortable'' that...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rivera: Panthers QB Newton 'probably' will start vs. Browns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will ''probably'' start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks this week. The Panthers increased the fourth-year quarterback's workload on Thursday and Rivera says Newton seemed to handle it well. However, Rivera was hesitant on naming Newton the starter in case he begins to experience soreness...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should major colleges be targeting Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera?

Tis the season for major college football programs to fire coaches if they aren’t happy with the way this year unfolded. And 2014 is no different than most seasons, as some big-time jobs have opened up as a result of underperformance. Right now, high-profile gigs at Florida, Michigan and Nebraska are available. Currently, those top-flight programs are courting coaching prospects...
Via cover32 - Panthers
15 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 Nola.com). 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers would fire Ron Rivera if the season ended today

If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo...
Via cover32 - Panthers
29 days ago  |  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
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