Posts Tagged ‘ron rivera’

Carolina Coach Ron Rivera Not Sure If He’s Done Enough to Return in 2013

While Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes a strong finish is crucial for his team’s confidence heading into next season, he’s not sure if winning three of the last four games will be enough to save his job. “I think we have to keep going,” Rivera said. By that he means it’s important the Panthers beat […]

Gridiron Gab Week Nine Preview – Carolina at Washington

By Michael Brennan All week long there have been comparisons made between Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton. You can look at passer rating, rushing yards, or even the number of games won. Regardless, RGIII has been more impressive. Even compared to the historic rookie season that Newton had, RGIII still looms large. The Washington […]

Could Ron Rivera Could Be Next to Go in Carolina?

By Michael Brennan You’d be hard-pressed to find a team in the NFL with more turmoil than the Carolina Panthers; personnel being fired, star players slumping, the injury bug playing a role- yet again, a story fans know all too well. The headlines that surrounded the Panthers during the offseason were all about their ability […]

Gridiron Gab Week Eight Preview – Carolina at Chicago

The 2012 season has been a disaster for the Carolina Panthers, and this Sunday they head to the hornets nest of Solider Field to play possibly the best defense in the NFL in the Chicago Bears. Monday night the Bears forced four Lions turnovers, a few in the red zone as the Bears moved to […]

Gridiron Gab Week One Preview: Carolina at Tampa Bay

The second year for Cam Newton and the Ron Rivera era kicks off Sunday as the Panthers head to Tampa to take on the Bucs in a week one NFC South showdown. New Bucs coach Greg Schiano has his hands full, as he looks to erase what was an awful end to the Buccaneers 2011 […]

Panthers LB Thomas Davis Progressing As He Tries to Return Again

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says linebacker Thomas Davis is progressing well in his recovery from a thrice torn ACL in his right knee and is hopeful he’ll be a contributor this season. Davis went to meet with Dr. James Andrews, a knee specialist, this week and received a “very positive report” and may increase his […]

Carolina Did What They Could to Address Defense in the Draft

The Panthers set out to improve their defense in the NFL draft, and general manager Marty Hurney is optimistic they’ve accomplished that goal. But he acknowledged you can never be sure. Hurney says he and coach Ron Rivera really like what happened over the course of the three-day draft but “you really don’t know until […]

3-4 Defense an option for struggling Panthers?

Aside from the Panthers’ only win this season, a Week three 16-10 triumph over the Jaguars, the defense has allowed at least 28 points in every game during the ’11 campaign. The 163 points allowed, (27.2 points per game allowed), is tied for last in the NFL with the winless Colts. Without linebackers Jon Beason […]