Category: Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera Thinks One-Year Contracts are “Going to be the Trend for a While”

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Carolina Panthers have fought through a salary-cap crunch to sign eight free agents this offseason, but every contract they've handed out this month has been a one-year deal. Head coach Ron Rivera says that's a product of the close-to-stagnant salary cap, and he thinks it's becoming a trend inside ...

Carolina Coach Ron Rivera: Judge Me on the Last Eight Games, Not the First Eight

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

One-quarter of the NFL teams got rid of their head coaches this offseason, but Carolina and Ron Rivera were not two of the parties that split ways. That certainly would've been shocking if you were told that entering Week 9, when the Panthers were 1-6, but they won six of ...

Cam Newton Leaves the Big Predictions to his Teammates

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Ryan Kalil didn't mince any word when he told Carolina Panthers fans that they'd be rewarded with a Super Bowl. In fact, in July, he took out a full-page advertisement in the Charlotte Observer stating exactly that. The guy calling the signals behind him? Well, he's ...

Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera: We’re Looking For Immediate-Impact Players

Friday, April 20th, 2012

No one can argue with the fact that the Carolina Panthers were able to draft and find guys that were able to contribute as first-year players last year. Obviously, it's quarterback Cam Newton that everyone will first point to, but as coach Ron Rivera points out in the following interview, ...

Ron Rivera Says This Weekend’s Game Against Chicago Has a Little Something Extra to It

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Just three weeks into the season and the Carolina Panthers are already halfway to their entire win total from a season ago. Carolina can look no further than the changes they made in the offseason as to why they’ve been able to have early success. Their new head coach Ron ...

Ron Rivera Gives Few Clues as to Which Direction Carolina Will Go in the NFL Draft

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Very little seems certain about the NFL these days, and that includes the league's draft. Just a few weeks away, exactly what direction teams will go seems more unpredictable than ever thanks to the lockout, which has kept teams from signing free agents. At this point, even the top pick is ...

Jimmy Clausen on the 2-14 season: “That is just going to help us down the road”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Jimmy Clausen didn’t have the kind of season he envisioned when he was drafted last season.  For that matter, I don’t think the Carolina Panthers expected to go 2-14 either.  He was drafted to come in and sit on the sidelines and learn behind Matt Moore, but that was short-lived ...

Ron Rivera Finally Gets His Chance To Become a Head Coach with Carolina

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

After finishing the season with the NFL’s worst record, 2-14, the Carolina Panthers decided it was time to get another coach in there and let John Fox go.  They needed to find someone that has a similar football philosophy and one that can lead the franchise out of the black ...