Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
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Mike McCarthy named as possible replacement for Ron Rivera with the Panthers

Mike McCarthy named as possible replacement for Ron Rivera with the Panthers

The Panthers have hinted that they will move on from Cam Newton after this season, but the quarterback told ESPN that even if he ends up leaving the Panthers, he wants to remain in Charlotte.

The Panthers are now 5-7 on the season, three games out of the final wild card spot.

After Rivera'sfiring, secondary coach Perry Fewell was named interim head coach, the team said.

Speculation suggested the 57-year-old affectionately known as "Riverboat Ron" was on borrowed time in Carolina because of his resistance to analytics. "Full stop", Tepper said. 'I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. "I'm not going to disrespect anybody like that, especially a man like Ron Rivera". And since the 2015 Super Bowl season, Rivera had a 29-31 record, including a 7-15 mark against the NFC South.

Given that he's been dealing with some big roster holes, it's a bit of a surprise that Rivera would be fired at this point, but Carolina has lost four straight games, including an 8-point loss to Washington on Sunday. Internal candidates, such as Fewell, will be considered for the job, but it will be a wide-ranging search.


Rivera, a former Chicago Bears linebacker, was hired in 2011 and stands as the winningest coach in the Panthers' brief history. "There's reasons for that", Tepper said.

"Thank you @RiverboatRonHC for all you've done for me and for believing in me!" The question is can you have a defensive guy who's accepting of that too.

Lincoln Riley is going to be linked to every National Football League coaching vacancy until he either takes one, falls away or retires; even then, there's a decent chance his name still gets thrown into the hat.

But unfortunately, Schwartz has struggled to make a consistent impact for Philadelphia's defense over the last two seasons, and the team's most recent loss in Miami just added to the list of reasons as to why the Eagles should consider letting him go. "But I think it's more important and I think you have a lot of people on that side accepting the more modern processes". If he doesn't pick up a head coaching job elsewhere next season, he has the experience to return as a coordinator.

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