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Carolina's Ron Rivera wins Coach of Year for 2nd time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ron Rivera has won The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award for the second time in three years. Rivera led the Carolina Panthers to an unprecedented third straight NFC South title and two playoff victories. He has the Panthers in the Super Bowl with a 17-1 record; they face the Denver Broncos on Sunday for the championship. In a season featuring several...
Via Associated Press
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Panthers HC Ron Rivera Named 2015 Coach of the Year

The NFL announced that Panthers HC Ron Rivera was named 2015 Coach of the Year. The 2015 Coach Of The Year?He'll be on the sideline during #SB50. Congrats, @RiverboatRonHC! #NFLHonors — NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2016 Rivera, 54, has done an incredible job with the Panthers since he was hired as the team’s head coach back in 2011. In 2015, he led the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera discussed Ryan Murphy incident with Panthers

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday that he has discussed the incident involving Denver Broncos practice squad player Ryan Murphy with his players and indicated he hopes it serves as a cautionary tale mere days ahead of Super Bowl 50. “Yes, we did talk about what happened,” Rivera said Wednesday, via The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders. “Again, it...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera, Panthers have Hispanic support in Super Bowl 50

Viva Rivera. NFL Coach of the Year contender Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers are expected to have the support of the Hispanic community when they play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 next Sunday. Rivera is Hispanic, raised by a mother of Mexican descent and a father whose family still calls Puerto Rico home. With Rivera now in his fifth year at the helm, the Panthers...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers piping in crowd noise to prepare for Super Bowl

The Carolina Panthers practiced with piped-in crowd noise during the week in preparation for the Super Bowl. Coach Ron Rivera said that there’s no telling if the crowd will be for or against the Panthers, so they’re preparing for the eventuality that the stadium will be loud. “(We) don’t know how the crowd is going to react so we worked the crowd noise on both sides of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: ‘I’m an African-American QB that may scare a lot of people’

Cam Newton quickly has become one of the most polarizing figures in sports. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is the favorite to win the NFL MVP for the 2015 season, and he has the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. But his play often was overshadowed by his touchdown celebrations, and some fanbases, like Seattle Seahawks fans, have taken things to the extreme as a result. And Newton...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: Cam Newton wants to be more than great black QB

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is among the best black quarterbacks in NFL history, but head coach Ron Rivera thinks the dual-threat star wants to be remembered in another way. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Rivera said he believes Newton wants to effectively break the race barrier as it pertains to discussions about quarterbacks. “I don’t think he wants to be...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera passing along Mike Ditka’s advice to Panthers

Ron Rivera is on the brink of winning his first Super Bowl as an NFL head coach, but the former All-American linebacker has championship experience as a player. Not only that, but Rivera got to learn from one of the greatest coaches of all time when he played nine seasons under Mike Ditka with the Chicago Bears. And now, as he prepares his 17-1 team for its toughest test of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera ‘confident’ Jonathan Stewart will play in NFC Championship Game

    As a date with the chainsaw run defense of the Arizona Cardinals awaits in the NFC Championship Game, the Panthers will need to have their backfield at or near full health to stay competitive. Fortunately, Jonathan Stewart appears to be holding up his end of the bargain. While pessimistic about the availability of defensive end Jared Allen (who suffered a foot injury in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera bans Panthers from using hoverboards

Don’t expect to see Cam Newton on a hoverboard anytime soon. Panthers coach Ron Rivera has banned his players from using hoverboards due to the injury risk, and the viral videos – and the fact that two of his players saw fit to drag race on them. Ron Rivera banned hoverboards because he saw them blowing up on YouTube. Plus he saw two guys dragracing in the hallway —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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