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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:42:51 -0800
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) is expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:23:20 -0800
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:22:34 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he expects RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) to play in the teams Week 13 game.
Fantasy Tip: If Stewart is on the field in Week 13, he is worth getting into your lineup, even with a tough match up in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 07:32:23 -0800
Carolina Panthers LB A.J. Klein will start again in the team's Week 11 game and got the praise of head coach Ron Rivera. "He's got good vision, drops well into coverage and plays laterally very nicely, so that part of it's good," Rivera said. "The thing I do like is he's a downhill, physical player."
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:43:38 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said LB Chase Blackburn (foot) is sore, but there is nothing requiring surgery.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:52:42 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that OG Nate Chandler will get the start at left guard in Week 10.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:43:45 -0800
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confirmed OL Sione Fua has moved to the offensive line. "He's powerful, smart and has great footwork," says Rivera.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:56:02 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera acknowledges that he has become much more aggressive in going for it on fourth downs after the team's heartbreaking loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Rivera was the second-most conservative coach in the league in his first 34 games in trying fourth-down conversions. "It's about trying to make a statement," Rivera said of his fourth-down risks. "And it's probably also honestly one of the things that I've learned. Sometimes you play by the book and you miss opportunities. It's been an enlightening situation for me. One of the things that I want to try to do is to make sure we are in the best position to win. And the other realization is kicking field goals is obviously not good enough." Rivera has had his team go for it on fourth-and-one four times in the last three games, and they have converted on three of those plays.
Fantasy Tip: This probably doesn't make a ton of difference in the long run, but the more confidence Rivera has in his offense to sustain drives, the more confidence Cam Newton and Co. will likely have in executing their plays.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:37:53 -0700
Carolina Panthers DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring) did not suffer any setbacks, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera said it will take time for Edwards hamstring to heal.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 09:53:28 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have begun background checks on possible head coaching candidates that could be options if the team decides to fire head coach Ron Rivera after the season.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 07:19:56 -0700
The Carolina Panthers have begun laying the groundwork for a new coach to replace current head coach Ron Rivera. The team is doing background checks on coaching candidates.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:32:05 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera does not think DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring) will be available for the team's Week 5 game.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 06:30:29 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will not be fired during the season, according to a source.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:10:36 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said S Michael Mitchell will start at safety in Week 3. Either S D.J. Moore or S Colin Jones will likely start at the other safety position.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:02:35 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he's not partial to running a high-octane, up-tempo offense in the NFL. The Panthers and QB Cam Newton ran a league-low 50 total plays in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. "I'm not quite sure what the real, true benefit is other than having a few more plays," Rivera said. "People say, 'Well, you get 75, 80 plays going faster.' You also can go 1-2-3 and out faster and put the other team back on the field faster. So which is it?" Newton also attempted only three passes of more than 10 yards down the field.
Fantasy Tip: Newton is playing in a more conservative, ball-control offense that has limited his fantasy value. However, the Panthers realize this and are planning on opening up their playbook a little more. Newton should have more success in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills defense.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:47:50 -0700
Carolina Panthers OL Garry Williams (knee) will have an MRI on his knee, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:38:32 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Kealoha Pilares (knee) is expected to undergo an MRI this weekend for a knee issue, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:16:57 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is on schedule in his rehab from offseason ankle surgery and sounded optimistic about the possibility of Stewart being ready for Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Stewart has not been able to practice since training camp started because he had surgery on both of his ankles this offseason. His status for the start of the season is uncertain and likely will have to share carries with DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert when he is ready to play. Stewart should be considered as a flex option in leagues.
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."