"I thought it just came very natural the things that I saw that we needed to work on, and I spoke about those things not only to the players, but the coaches".
Perry Fewell, former Panthers defensive backs coach, will serve as interim head coach as they gear up to take on the Falcons (3-9) in Atlanta December 8 on FOX. "I can go on and on but most importantly; thank you for allowing me to be me", he wrote on his Instagram Stories.
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The next coach would do well to try and build upon that, and Rivera has provided a blueprint about how to do that by genuinely caring about the people you coach, not just about how they perform on Sunday.
Rivera said he believes injuries were a major reason for the Panthers' lack of success in 2019. Rivera would inherit a team that's playoff-caliber and not far off from being a Super Bowl contender, so the landing spot would be attractive. Asked to explain the timing of his decision, Tepper disclosed that out of respect for Rivera, he did not want to seek out other coaching candidates behind his back. Carolina clinched a postseason berth four total times during Rivera's nine years as head coach, including a loss in Super Bowl 50. "I think the biggest consistent narrative is how much he meant to guys". Rivera will likely get plenty of interest for potential head coaching jobs in 2020. "And we were the first team in the NFC South to do it, so I'm doggone proud of that". Time and again throughout the 5-7 campaign, Kitchens' group has succumbed to self-inflicted errors, including a league-worst rate of 77.1 penalty yards per game. The defense, who has been a staple for Carolina teams in the past, has struggled and become one of the teams' many flaws, especially when it comes against the run. "The team was coming off a 2-14 season and you really couldn't find any gear", said Rivera.
Rivera noted that his desire to leap right back into another gig if given a chance is to continue to influence the lives of young men. A bumpy start paved the way to a more solid finish in 2018 with the team only winning six games, but defeating squads like the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers, which offered hope.