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NFL: Panthers Give Coach Ron Rivera 3-Year Extension
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NFL: Panthers Give Coach Ron Rivera 3-Year Extension

Jan 28 2014, 8:58pm CST | by

After a 12-4 record and an appearance in the NFC Divisional Round in the 2013 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28.

The Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28.  Max Henson of the Panthers' official website offers more details about the development:  "...

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NFL: Panthers Give Coach Ron Rivera 3-Year Extension

Jan 28 2014, 8:58pm CST | by

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After a 12-4 record and an appearance in the NFC Divisional Round in the 2013 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28.

The Carolina Panthers rewarded head coach Ron Rivera with a three-year contract extension on Jan. 28. 

Max Henson of the Panthers' official website offers more details about the development: 

"Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

"In 2013, his third year as Panthers head coach, Rivera led Carolina to 12 wins, the NFC South division title and the franchise's first playoff appearance since 2008. 

"Despite starting the season with a 1-3 record, the Panthers went on to win 11 of their final 12 regular-season games -- including a franchise record eight-game winning streak -- to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye." 

The deal is said to be worth between $4 and $5 million annually plus playoff incentives, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling, citing his colleague and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.  

Wesseling also notes the 2014 season would have been Rivera's last and that he had been receiving "just under $3 million per season." 

His old, four-year deal was worth $11.2 million collectively, per ESPN's David Newton. 

Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson told Henson securing an extension for Rivera is a way of ensuring the foundation which he has been building continues to grow. He said,"The improvement of our team has been reflected in the progress of the record over the last three seasons under Ron, and we look forward to building upon that foundation."

For his part, Rivera, dubbed "Riverboat Ron," appreciated the gesture and praised the collective effort of the Panthers organization for the success they are enjoying. 

"I have been very clear about how much I have enjoyed living in Charlotte and working for his organization. I very much appreciate the support and confidence Mr. Richardson and (general manager) Dave Gettleman have shown in me and our staff.

"Any success we have enjoyed is the result of a team effort by players, coaches, scouts and the entire organization, and our ultimate goal remains winning the Super Bowl." 

The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones explains why locking up Rivera had to be done before any of the Panthers players: 

"First, the money the Panthers pay Rivera does not count against the salary cap, so it's one problem that can be taken cared of before having to finesse the cap. 

"Secondly, Gettleman will spend the next two weeks or so meeting with players and arranging what the Panthers will look like in 2014. With a coach that has job security through the next presidential election rather than one entering a lame-duck season, free agents could potentially find Carolina as a better option because of its head coaching stability."  

Jones also confirms Rivera is a top candidate for the NFL Coach of the Year Award which will be announced on Feb. 1. 

In his three seasons with the Panthers, Rivera has amassed a 25-23 (.521) win-loss record, per Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

 
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2 days ago

Panthers expect to have starting backfield ready

Sep 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach Ron Rivera expects to have his starting backfield ready to play Sunday night when the Panthers host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back DeAngelo Williams and Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert practiced full on Friday and are expected to start. Williams is listed as questionable on the injury report; Tolbert is probable. Quarterback Cam Newton has been battling rib and ankle injuries but isn’t listed on the team’s injury report. That’s good news for unbeaten Car ...
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2 days ago

Panthers expect to have starting backfield ready

Sep 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach Ron Rivera expects to have his starting backfield ready to play Sunday night when the Panthers host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back DeAngelo Williams and Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert practiced full on Friday and are expected to start. Williams is listed as questionable on the injury report; Tolbert is probable. Quarterback Cam Newton has been battling rib and ankle injuries but isn’t listed on the team’s injury report. That’s good news for unbeaten ...
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2 days ago

Panthers expect to have starting backfield ready

Sep 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach Ron Rivera expects to have his starting backfield ready to play Sunday night when the Panthers host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back DeAngelo Williams and Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert practiced full on Friday and are expected to start. Williams is listed as questionable on the injury report; Tolbert is probable. Quarterback Cam Newton has been battling rib and ankle injuries but isn’t listed on the team’s injury report. That’s good news for unbeaten ...
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2 days ago

Panthers expect to have starting backfield ready

Sep 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach Ron Rivera expects to have his starting backfield ready to play Sunday night when the Panthers host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back DeAngelo Williams and Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert practiced full on Friday and are expected to start. Williams is listed as questionable on the injury report; Tolbert is probable. Quarterback Cam Newton has been battling rib and ankle injuries but isn’t listed on the team’s i ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Panthers expect to have starting backfield ready

Sep 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach Ron Rivera expects to have his starting backfield ready to play Sunday night when the Panthers host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back DeAngelo Williams and Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert practiced full on Friday and are expected to start. Williams is listed as questionable on the injury report; Tolbert is probable. Quarterback Cam Newton has been battling rib and ankle injuries but isn’t listed on the team’s injury report. ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Fantasy owners shouldn't panic over Cam Newton dealing with soreness

Sep 19 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: SBNation

Cam Newton is going to have to play through some pain this season. We break down the fantasy implications. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton could deal with "constant nagging soreness" in his ankle and ribs this season, according to coach Ron Rivera. He is expected to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football. In his season debut against the Detroit Lions, C ...
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2 days ago

DeAngelo Williams not practicing Thursday, probably won't be fantasy option in Week 3

Sep 18 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Williams is still dealing with a thigh injury and is a question mark for Week 3. We break down the fantasy implications. Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams was held out of practice for the second day in a row on Thursday. Head coach Ron Rivera still expects Williams to be ready for Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Williams is dealing with a thigh injury that kept him out of ...
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4 days ago

Panthers’ Hardy doesn’t practice, waits decision

Sep 17 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Greg Hardy did not practice with the Panthers and left the stadium in street clothes with his agent Drew Rosenhaus while awaiting a decision on his playing status regarding his domestic violence case. Panthers coach Ron Rivera was 20 minutes late arriving to practice, but only said that Hardy would not participate in workouts. Rivera didn’t say whether Hardy would play Sunday night against Pittsburg ...
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4 days ago

Greg Hardy won’t be practicing today after all

Sep 17 2014 11:57am CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

It appears a decision on Greg Hardy is coming soon. On his way into practice, Panthers coach Ron Rivera told multiple reporters that his controversial defensive end would not be practicing today, but didn’t respond to any questions about his status. Hardy then left the stadium, accompanied by age ...
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5 days ago

ProFootballTalk: Don’t expect to see Greg Hardy anytime soon

Sep 15 2014 5:44pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

Panthers’ DE Greg Hardy was deactivated before Week 2 by head coach Ron Rivera as Hardy is in the midst of a domestic violence case. Mike Florio says you shouldn’t expect ...
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