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RON RIVERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers coach confirms NFL mea culpa on Luke Kuechly ejection

  Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the NFL has informed him that Luke Kuechly was wrongfully ejected from Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers for contact with an official. Rivera said Wednesday he received a memo from the league that also indicated the middle linebacker will not be fined. Rivera says, "I'm definitely in agreement with that. ... I appreciate...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rivera: NFL says Luke Kuechly wrongly ejected

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the NFL has informed him that reigning Luke Kuechly was wrongfully ejected from Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers for contact with an official. Rivera said Wednesday he received a memo from the league that also indicated the middle linebacker will not be fined. Rivera says, ''I'm definitely in agreement...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay Packers and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official. "No,'' Rivera said emphatically when asked Monday if Kuechly should be fined. "Not at all. Zero chance.'' The reigning NFL Defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

In case you haven’t realized, Steve Smith has some issues with the way his 13-year Carolina Panthers career came to an end. On Wednesday, Smith responded a recent report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that indicated the Panthers decided to cut Smith because they were afraid he would be “divisive” in the locker room as […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers head coach is fed up with the Steve Smith returning talk

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says too much is being made about Sunday’s game at the Baltimore Ravens being a showdown between wide receiver Steve Smith and his former team. “We know who he is,” Rivera said Friday. “He’s a tremendous player. He’s got a chance to be the first Carolina Panthers [player] in the […] The post Panthers head coach is fed up with the Steve...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders HC Dennis Allen needs to take the training wheels off and take more risks

A year ago, the Carolina Panthers were a woeful 1-3. Pundits tipped head coach Ron Rivera to be the first coach fired. But then Rivera broke bad. Against the Minnesota Vikings, facing fourth down twice on the same drive, Rivera said, ‘YOLO’ and went for it. And converted. And won. Rivera’s daring transformation changed the season for the Panthers. The Vikings game spurred an...
Via cover32 - Raiders
26 days ago  |  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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