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Panthers sign Rivera to 1-year contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed Ron Rivera to a one-year contract extension that will keep the two-time NFL coach of the year with the team through the 2018 season. Financial terms were not released Thursday. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman called it an ''easy decision.'' The Panthers went 17-2 last season, losing to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers reward coach Ron Rivera with a 1-year extension

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has a new one-year extension that will pay him more than $6 million per year, the Charlotte Observer first reported Thursday.Rivera led his team to an NFL-best 15-1 record in the regular season and to the Super Bowl last season, earning multiple coach of the year honors.With the extension, Rivera is under contract through the 2018 season. And...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big deal may 'complicate' Panthers ability to re-sign Short

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera said the Carolina Panthers' ability to re-sign defensive tackle Kawann Short to a long-term deal could be ''complicated'' by the huge deal Fletcher Cox signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. ''We'll see how things unfold,'' Rivera said Tuesday. Cox agreed to a six-year deal worth $102.6 million on Monday that includes $63 million in guaranteed...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera believes sideline video will undermine coaching

Technology is growing rapidly in the NFL, with use of the tablet to still images to video. But not everyone is happy about these changes, as many coaches are afraid that it will cause their jobs to be less important. Current Carolina Panthers head coach is among those that despise the new technology. “I want to get beat on the field,” Ron Rivera said to Kevin Clark of TheRinger...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivera on Newton comments: ‘Not putting anybody on blast’

Ron Rivera recently provided a brief analysis of Cam Newton’s growth as a quarterback that raised some eyebrows in large part because his thoughts were perceived by some as being overly critical. But the Carolina Panthers head coach scoffed at the notion that he was ripping the reigning NFL MVP, instead arguing like all players, Newton still can improve as a player. “I...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera says Cam Newton has ‘an awful lot of room to grow’

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton helped lead his team to 15 regular season wins and a Super Bowl appearance this past season. And while Newton delighted fans all season long by handing out souvenirs and tallying a ridiculous 45 touchdowns, head coach Ron Rivera acknowledged his quarterback still has ways to go. “He’s got an awful lot of room to grow,” Rivera told...
Via Sportsnaut
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers working on contract extension for Ron Rivera

After a near-perfect regular season and getting the Carolina Panthers to their second Super Bowl in franchise history, head coach Ron Rivera will get rewarded. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports, the Panthers have reached out to Rivera to begin work on a contract extension, his second in two years after receiving a three-year extension following the 2013 season. Rivera...
Via The Sports Daily
February 26, 2016  |  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...
January 27, 2016  |  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 — Jonathan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rivera says Panthers will end bat tradition, takes shot at NFL

The Carolina Panthers will no longer carry a baseball bat out of the tunnel with them before games. On Tuesday, Carolina head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that he did not hear any of his players threatening Odell Beckham Jr. or taunting the Giants receiver with homophobic slurs. Despite that, Rivera said the baseball bat tradition will end so he doesn’t have to deal with a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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