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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:06:47 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how the team's roster has taken shape in the offseason. "I've been impressed with what we've been doing in free agency, the different ideas and the way (Gettleman) is trying to manage the cap and restructure things to help us," Rivera said. "And the way he's worked with Rob Rogers and Brandon Beane and Mark Koncz, those guys have really done a great job as a group working with Don Gregory and his scouting staff."
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:16:49 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have to play to their abilities, and pick up where they left off in 2012, according to head coach Ron Rivera. "Everybody wants to do to start fast, but the key for us more so than anything else is coming out and playing well from the beginning, from Day One," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. "We have to play to our abilities, have to pick up where we left off last year and be better.
"It's about doing things the right way, and then the wins will take care of themselves."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:13:40 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he was not issued a make-the-playoffs-or-else ultimatum from owner Jerry Richardson; however, he knows there is a sense of urgency heading into 2013. "I understand we need to win - and he knows I understand that," Rivera said. "He's been forthright and direct. Now it's up to me." The Panthers went 6-10 and 7-9 the past two seasons under Rivera.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:56:32 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he reached out to Norv Turner regarding the team's offensive coordinator position before Turner opted to become the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. "He and I did talk. We talked about the opening. One thing he told me was he had a lot to think about," Rivera said. "I had heard that (Browns CEO) Joe Banner called him directly during that whole process. That's the hard part because you don't know when or what went on in that conversation."
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:59:52 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is expected to hire one of the team's pro scouts, and former NFL QB, Ken Dorsey as his quarterbacks coach, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:48:39 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (shoulder) underwent successful shoulder surgery earlier this month; according to head Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. Beason also had knee surgery earlier in the year.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:50:10 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will return next season.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:25:34 -0800
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with head coach Ron Rivera early Saturday, Jan. 5, to discuss the coach's future with the team, according to a person familiar with the situation. It's uncertain if Richardson will inform Rivera whether he will remain head coach at the meeting or gather input from Rivera and then make a determination at a later date.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:49:35 -0800
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy could be a candidate to become the next head coach for the Carolina Panthers if they fire Ron Rivera.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:49:13 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are still unsure if they will fire head coach Ron Rivera. The situation continues to drag out.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:08:25 -0800
If the Carolina Panthers are going to fire head coach Ron Rivera, it's not expected to happen Monday, Dec. 31. Rivera is scheduled to hold his usual Monday meeting with the media. Team officials said no one else is expected to take part in the press conference. Rivera's future, however, is still in question as the team could take a few days before deciding his fate.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:31:09 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to make a quick decision on the future of head coach Ron Rivera. There will be no decision Monday, Dec. 31.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:02:49 -0800
The Carolina Panthers will take their time on their decision on head coach Ron Rivera's future and are not expected any decision Monday, Dec. 31.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:02:19 -0800
Carolina Panthers C Thomas Austin (illness) was sent home from practice early Tuesday, Dec. 19, with what head coach Ron Rivera called flu-like symptoms.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:25:42 -0800
Carolina Panthers S Sherrod Martin (knee) is likely heading to Injured Reserve after injuring his medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:36:48 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects to remain the team's head coach for the rest of the season based on a conversation he had with owner Jerry Richardson.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:16:28 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said WR Brandon LaFell (concussion) will be the No. 2 wide receiver in the team's Week 10 game.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:02:49 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said WR David Gettis will handle kickoff returns this week instead of WR Joe Adams.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:06:10 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell (concussion) had a stiff neck and headache Monday, Oct. 29, according to head coach Ron Rivera. LaFell will go through the concussion protocol this week.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:00:34 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera's job could be in jeopardy after the season when the team hires a new general manager. Owner Jerry Richardson is reviewing different aspects of the team including Rivera and could make changes.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:31:58 -0700
According to team sources, it appears Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera must rapidly turn this season around to save his job for 2013.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:15:35 -0700
Several Carolina Panthers coaches and players agree with ousted general manager Marty Hurney's assessment that there is a leadership void in the team's locker room. After being fired Monday, Oct. 22, Hurney suggested more players need to "step and up and say enough is enough" when it comes to losing games. "I think Marty hit the nail on the head," QB Cam Newton said. Newton added the team has leadership to an extent, but "it's not enough consistently." Head coach Ron Rivera added, "Not enough guys have stepped up. There's the inability that some people have to do that, but those that have it need to step up and put it on the line."
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:08:12 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said more changes could be coming soon a day after Marty Hurney was let go as general manager of the Panthers, including firing coaches and cutting underperforming players. Rivera called the next 10 games an evaluation process. "In a situation like this is, when action is being taken, it doesn't mean the action has stopped," Rivera said. "By no means is it over," Rivera said.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:16:09 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is not ruling of the possibility of the team firing one of their assistant coaches at some point.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:48:48 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will surely be on the hot seat after the firing of general manager Marty Hurney Monday, Oct. 22. A new general manager will surely want to bring in his own head coach. Former head coach Bill Cowher is reportedly a name that could surface in Carolina.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:37:51 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera isn't panicking after the team has gotten off to a 1-2 start this year. "If this was game seven, eight or nine I'd have a little more concern," Rivera said. "But this was the third game of the season. We're 1-2 and there are a number of teams in this league that are 1-2. To me the big objective, more so than anything else, is continue to improve and show improvement. Show that we've gotten better." Rivera also thinks WR Steve Smith's critical comments about QB Cam Newton won't be a problem moving forward.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:40:59 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he understands QB Cam Newton adds a dimension to the offense as a runner; however, Rivera does have concerns Newton runs too often at times. "A lot of the runs that we have are calculated. He's reading for the most part as to whether or not it's a good idea to hand it off or keep it," Rivera said. "But it doesn't hurt my feelings when he hands it off, though. I'm going to be honest. I do worry about him when he's out there."
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:07:36 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Wednedsay, Oct. 19, that the defensive line rotation might change up a bit in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:30:52 -0700
The Carolina Panthers experimented with a 3-4 defensive scheme on three plays against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. Head coach Ron Rivera ran a 3-4 scheme while with the San Diego Chargers last year. By next year, it appears that the team is hoping to have a multi-front defense.
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 08:39:14 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera expressed concerned over the team's defense after the first unit surrendered 269 yards and 24 points in the first half alone Thursday, Aug. 25, versus the Cincinnati Bengals. "I'm very concerned," Rivera said of the defense. "I think the biggest thing is looking at where we are in terms of who's on the field. We are playing some young guys and they need to get some experience very quickly. Our two starting tackles (DL Sione Fua and DL Terrell McClain) are both rookies and at times they played like rookies and at times they played like veterans. They are a little bit away but we're going to live and die with these situations."
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 06:52:44 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said he came away impressed after meeting with head coach Ron Rivera. "When I met Ron I would say they maybe sold him short. He's great, a great guy," Smith said. "My first meeting with him was pretty good, it was outstanding. I walked away very impressed."
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:36:49 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, March 20, at the NFL owners meetings the team could look at trading the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft in order to acquire additional draft picks, according to Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer. "Anything's possible," Rivera said. "We've got to finish the process and see where it all fits."
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:33:00 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, March 20, at the NFL owners meetings the team is simply not looking at quarterback prospects with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, according to Joseph Person, of the Charlotte Observer. Rivera added the Panthers have zeroed in on about eight prospects. He said three of those targets are quarterbacks – Auburn QB Cam Newton, Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert and Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett – but not all.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:35:53 -0800
The Carolina Panthers will hold a private workout for Auburn QB Cam Newton next week, according to Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald. The Panthers, who own the first pick in the NFL Draft, have admitted Newton is part of a group of players they're considering with that pick. Head coach Ron Rivera said he also expects to have Newton come to Charlotte to meet with team officials before the draft. Rivera talked at the NFL Scouting Combine about the need for a franchise quarterback.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:27:50 -0800
Auburn athletic department officials are anticipating a crowd of potentially over 125 NFL coaches and pro personnel types for the school's Pro Day Tuesday, March 8, according to Gil Brandt, of NFL.com. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis were seen in attendance. The headliners of Auburn's Pro Day will include QB Cam Newton and DL Nick Fairley; however, 22 players in all will be measured, tested and run through drills.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:02:31 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will be attending the Pro Day at Auburn Tuesday, March 8, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:46:42 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said WR Steve Smith remains a member of the team for the time being and the two will sit down and talk, according to Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com. However, Rivera added he will do whatever is best for the team. "Steve's a Carolina Panther," Rivera said when asked what the latest with the veteran wide receivers is. "That's a situation where as we go further on we'll address. We'll talk and he knows how I feel about things. My biggest thing is let us put it all together and see how it works, see if it's something that can work for all of us. That's probably the most important thing. But we have to do what's best for the Carolina Panthers."
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:54:24 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Carolina Panthers gave new head coach Ron Rivera a four-year deal with no option year, according to team president Danny Morrison, reports The Associated Press. "His approach, his demeanor, his style, his experience, the fact that he's been a former player, seemed to me to be perfect for us at this particular point in time," owner Jerry Richardson said Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:28:52 -0800
Former San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has agreed to become the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The sides are putting the finishing touches on the contract.
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:27:10 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are expected to name San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera as their new head coach, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. An announcement could come as early as Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:41:21 -0800
San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is considered the frontrunner for the Carolina Panthers head coaching position, according to FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer.
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 11:10:17 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are scheduled to conduct a second interview with San Diego Chargers head coach Ron Rivera in the next few days for their head coaching position, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:11:12 -0800
The Carolina Panthers have asked permission to interview San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for their vacant head coaching position, according to Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 07:41:47 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are interested in talking with San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for their vacant head coaching position and an interview could come this week, according to a league source, reports CBSSports.com.
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:53:22 -0800
San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is interested in becoming an NFL head coach, according to Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. However, he will only interview for openings once the team's season is over. "I have to think about the task at hand," Rivera said. "We have to do the things we have to do. After the playoffs, if it happens, great. If not, I have a great situation here." Rivera's defense is ranked No.1 in the NFL.
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:37:14 -0800
John Murphy, for WIVB.com, reports the Buffalo Bills had a list of viable candidates and a list of reach candidates when they conducted their head coaching search, according to sources. Chan Gailey, who was named the Bills head coach, was on top of the viable candidates list. Among the other names on the viable candidates list were Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach Russ Grimm, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. Former NFL head coaches Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden as well as Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh were on the list of reach candidates.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:15:39 -0800
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera would be interested in interviewing for the Buffalo Bills head coaching position when the Chargers' season ends, according to a source.
Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:03:07 -0800
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has declined to interview for any head coaching positions, according to sources. The Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks asked to interview Rivera, but he declined the opportunity.
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 16:36:52 -0800
Steve King, of SI.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks will not interview San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera at this time but could if their talks with University of Southern California head coach Pete Carroll fall apart.
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:09:12 -0800
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seattle Seahawks have contacted San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera about interviewing this weekend for their vacancy at head coach. An interview has not been arranged yet.