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.
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.
Special teams coordinator Brian Murphy is the latest member of the Panthers to be shown the door, so it is a pretty good bet there will be more to follow. So as long as everyone is being “evaluated,” isn’t it time to look at those who run the offense for the defensive-minded head coach, Ron Rivera?
Ron Rivera has drawn his share of criticism, but how much of it is really deserved? With a little luck, the Panthers could be 4-4 and few would be looking for an exit strategy for the head coach. Maybe the media should cut him some slack and give him a chance to succeed in Charlotte.
There is a big difference in the Panthers’ defense that opened the season and what they look like now. While injuries have played a role in the roster shuffle, Greg Hardy has emerged as a threat to be one of the finest sack masters in the game.
The Panthers are 1-6 but you cannot blame defensive end Dwan Edwards who has been everything – and more – since being picked up before the start of the season. Having already set a personal best in sacks, Edwards is just one behind team leader Charles Johnson in that department.
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