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Panthers injuries mounting at running back

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert has a hairline fracture in his right leg and running Jonathan Stewart has a severely sprained right knee, adding to the team's mounting injury problems in the backfield. Rivera says Tolbert won't play Sunday at Baltimore and will be reevaluated on a week-to-week basis, while Stewart will be reassessed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: “There is no doubt that Cam is starting”

Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire Panthers head coach Ron Rivera  made it clear after Friday’s practice that Cam Newton will be starting this week after sitting out last week with a rib injury. Rivera: "There is no doubt that Cam is starting." — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 12, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
Via Pro Football Zone
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera reportedly thinking about resting Cam Newton

Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire Even though Cam Newton is ready to go,  Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is thinking about resting him this week,  according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. #Panthers coach Ron Rivera considering sitting Cam Newton, I’m told. Rivera may hold him back to get healthy for 15 wks. Cam feels good tho — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2014 The...
Via Pro Football Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin Scores First NFL Touchdown Against Buffalo Friday Night

Ron Rivera might not think that his team needs a No. 1 wide receiver, but he has to be pretty darn happy that it looks like he might have one anyway in rookie Kelvin Benjamin. It is definitely way too early to actually call him one, but should he keep making catches like this one it might not be long before we can.@gifdsports/TwitterHe will have to do a better job of keeping his...
Via FatManWriting
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera ranked 19th best in NFL, full top-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
Via cover32 - Panthers
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Would Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera make for a better coordinator?

Every NFL head coach essentially takes the same path to their job. They work their way through the assistant coaching ranks, starting at the bottom of the totem poll, bouncing from place to place in order to move up the ladder, and finally landing a job as a coordinator. In that spot, they flourish, becoming an integral part of a team’s success. Because of that, a coach becomes...
Via cover32 - Panthers
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera: “We’d be interested” DeSean Jackson

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told USA TODAY Sports that he would be interested in former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson now that he’s free to sign anywhere he wants. “We’d be interested. He’s an intriguing player and we’ll take a look at him,” Rivera told USA TODAY Sports from the West Coast. “I just got word and this is surprising to hear. He’s an explosive...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 28, 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

Panthers make the right call extending Rivera

Panthers Make the Right Call Extending Rivera Ron Rivera is a stand up guy. That’s where my support begins. While I certainly had moments when I didn’t believe in him as a head coach, I always liked the guy. And it’s obvious Carolina’s players feel the same way. In 2012, when Rivera’s job was threatened at 2-8, they closed 5-1 to buy him another season. When the Panthers...
Via cover32 - Panthers
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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