Not lost in the shuffle of Ray Lewis’ last home game, RGIII’s injury, and Alabama winning its third national championship in four years is the decision by the Carolina Panthers (mainly Jerry Richardson) to keep head coach Ron Rivera on for his upcoming third season.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 1 1-7-13: Brett Jensen and Joe Person, Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, go behind the scenes on why Rivera stayed and what the situation is with the general manager.
Good or bad, it’s been decided. Ron Rivera will back next season. Len Martez & Steve Lyerly discuss whether or not the Panthers’ got it right, plus wildcard weekend in the NFL.
When a bad season is over it is said to have ended mercifully, but in the case of the Panthers there is a real sense that the best is yet to come despite a 7-9 record. Cam Newton may have come of age in a single 60 minutes of play while head coach Ron Rivera gave his boss, Jerry Richardson, something to think about when it comes to his job. Happy New Year, Panthers’ fans!
When an individual or group expresses outrage at something but hides behind the anonymity of a keyboard, they are usually dismissed as trolls. So why is a group calling themselves a disgruntled group of business folks getting so much attention just because there was enough money to take out an ad in a Charlotte newspaper? Is ignorance truly bliss?
There are just two games left in the season and it could be the final audition for Ron Rivera to remain as head coach of the Carolina Panthers for at least another year. The 5-9 record notwithstanding, the Panthers are playing their best football of the year, but how far will it go with owner Jerry Richardson?
What is more important: How you begin or how you finish? For head coach Ron Rivera, the Panthers have begun to turn things around, but is it too late to keep his job beyond 2012. Over the last half-dozen games, Carolina is a .500 club and deserves a commitment for at least one more year from owner Jerry Richardson.
Eleven. That is the number of Panthers on injured reserve–an average of one per game. Now, Ron Edwards is the latest to join the not-so-exclusive club. But through it all, head coach Ron Rivera has tried to hold his team together while doing his best to help his young quarterback get through the trials and tribulations of a sophomore campaign.
Ten down, six to go and the Panthers nightmarish season is mercifully over. It’s good to know that on this day of giving thanks there will be three games on the tube and the Cats will not be one of those competing, meaning the use of antacids will be greatly reduced.