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The 'But two days ago, Dan Quinn was a genius' quiz

Here's a quick recap of Dan Quinn's last 48 hours: Team chokes away 25-point lead in the biggest game in franchise history.  Loses genius wunderkind offensive coordinator to conference rival (after genius wunderkind got lost in bowels of the stadium à la 'Spinal Tap' after the game). Replaces said wunderkind coordinator with someone who is likely not a genius.  Made this kid...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Carolina Panthers

Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1995, the Carolina Panthers have only had 4 coaches in NFL franchise history. Unfortunately, no coach has lead the team to a Super Bowl victory, but two of the four have taken the team all the way to the big game. How many of the leaders of the Panthers can you name?Clue: Years Active
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera wants to see Steve Smith retire as a Panther

With Steve Smith likely playing his final NFL game on Sunday, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera would like to see a ceremonial retirement to the team that brought him into the NFL. Smith was drafted by the Panthers in 2001 and played with them for over a decade until he was released after the 2013 season. Now, with the receiver’s career likely wrapping up, Rivera would like to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Kuechly will remain sidelined for Panthers’ season finale

The Carolina Panthers aren’t taking any chances with the long-term health of All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, who will once again remain on the sidelines for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Head coach Ron Rivera made this decision public speaking with Pat Kirwan of “Movin’ the Chains” on SiriusXM on Tuesday, per the team’s website. “Going forward...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Rivera thinks Newton has seen his mechanics slip

A year after winning NFL MVP, Cam Newton is struggling mightily, and lots of people are trying to figure out why. One factor, according to coach Ron Rivera, is mechanics and footwork. Rivera admitted that there are “times you do see” Newton struggle with it, but there are reasons that those struggles have manifested themselves, too. “He is playing with the bad shoulder, trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent: Ron Rivera has not talked with Rams

The agent for Ron Rivera says there has been no contact between his client and the Los Angeles Rams despite a report suggesting he’s a possibility for the AFC West team’s head coaching vacancy. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that Rivera was a person to watch in the Rams coaching search: Name to watch for the #Rams HC opening: #Panthers coach Ron Rivera. With...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Gut is to ‘err on the side of caution’ with Kuechly

Luke Kuechly was cleared to play on Monday night after passing the NFL’s concussion protocol, yet the Carolina Panthers linebacker was held out of the game. It was the smart move, as Kuechly’s concussion suffered in Week 11 was obviously a big one — his second such injury in two years. Going forward, with two games left to play, it sure sounds like head coach Ron Rivera plans...
Via Sportsnaut
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden acknowledges he was outcoached by Ron Rivera

The Washington Redskins put up one stinker of a performance with their playoff hopes on the line against the last-place Carolina Panthers on Monday night. It was a bad overall performance from a team that needed a win to maintain its playoff positioning in the NFC. Kirk Cousins failed to throw a touchdown for just the second time in his past 30 starts. Rookie running back Rob Kelley...
Via Sportsnaut
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera mum on rescinding Josh Norman’s franchise tag

One of the bigger storylines in NFL Week 15 is the showdown between Josh Norman’s Washington Redskins and his former team, the Carolina Panthers. Norman and Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t see eye to eye last spring when they disagreed about his worth. As a result, the team rescinded his franchise tag, making him a free agent. Washington happily paid him well...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera calls Panthers offensive line a ‘catastrophe’

The Carolina Panthers surrendered two sacks in Sunday’s 35-32 loss to the Oakland Raiders, including a fourth-down strip-sack at the end of the game to seal the loss. That makes 27 sacks on Cam Newton this season, and only four quarterbacks in the league have been sacked more. To make matters worse, backup right tackle Daryl Williams (ankle) and backup center Gino Gradkowski...
Via The Sports Daily
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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