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Ron Rivera walked into the Panthers locker room

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Ron Rivera walked into the Panthers locker room
July 15, 2019 09:34PM

CHARLOTTE http://www.eaglescheapauthenticstore.com/shareef-miller-jersey-cheap , N.C. (AP) — wearing a shirt that read, “Wofford is coming.”While several other head coaches around the league were being fired on Monday, Rivera said he expects to be coaching when the Panthers report to training camp next year at Wofford College following meetings with owner David Tepper.“That’s my assumption because of our conversations talking about going forward. We will continue doing that,” Rivera said.The Panthers started the season 6-2, but lost seven straight games leaving Rivera’s future in doubt. Carolina finished 7-9, missing the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.Rivera’s track record likely saved his job.He is 71-56-1 in his eight seasons with Carolina has been to the playoffs four times and won three division titles, reaching the Super Bowl in 2015 after going 15-1 during the regular season.Tepper, a former minority owner with the Steelers, is giving Rivera a little time to turn things around despite the surprising midseason meltdown. That follows suit with the Steelers’ business model, with only three head coaches since 1969.“Ultimately you think about where Mr. Tepper is coming from, and that’s having been in Pittsburgh where they do things with patience and very direct with things,” Rivera said. “So I feel very fortunate. I have an opportunity to visit with him and talk with him about things in terms of our preparation going forward. We will continue do that and I will continue to work as we’re working toward next season.”Tepper again declined interview requests on Monday through the team’s public relations department.“He’s a great coach and he definitely deserves to be back,” cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said of Rivera.While Rivera is staying, the Panthers face plenty of other offseason challenges.The most pressing revolves around the future of quarterback Cam Newton.Newton, who has two years left on his contract, has struggled the last two seasons with shoulder problems and the team had to shut him down the final two games because he was unable to throw effectively more than 20 yards down the field. Newton has previously said he’s had the shoulder looked at but doctors can’t seem to determine what the issue is — or how to fix it.He had surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in 2017 and his arm strength has slowly deteriorated since Zach Brown Jersey , to the point where the Panthers would sub Newton out when they needed to throw a Hail Mary down the field.Rivera said Monday he doesn’t know if the 2015 league MVP will need surgery or just rest.“That’s a medical question and I’m not going to speculate on anything,” Rivera said. “I don’t know what the plan will be in terms of that until I get an opportunity to talk with (the doctors), but they’re going to talk to Cam eventually and Cam will have to make decisions going forward, as well.”Rivera said if Newton needs surgery he would prefer he does it right away.When asked Monday if he had time to talk, Newton breezed past reporters in the locker room and said, “Nope.”There was a somber tone as many of the team’s long-time veterans cleaned out their lockers, putting personal items in cardboard boxes provided by the team. In many respects, it felt like the end of an era as many of the faces so familiar to this organization could be gone for good.Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil already announced that he is retiring after 12 seasons in Carolina, and Rivera hinted after Sunday’s win in New Orleans that 38-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers wouldn’t be back either.Peppers hasn’t talked about his future and wasn’t in the locker room.However, defensive tackle Kyle Love wasn’t buying the idea that Peppers is done just yet, saying “I kind of feel like he is going to come back.”“He’s been smiling and kind of giving little hints and whatever, so we will see,” Love said. “He still has something left in the tank.”Outside linebacker Thomas Davis, a longtime fan favorite who has spent 13 seasons with the organization, said he wants to return.But, like Peppers Devin Bush Jersey , Davis is set to become a free agent and it’s unclear if the Panthers will look to younger alternatives.Panthers general manager Marty Hurney will also have to make difficult decisions on whether to bring back 33-year-old tight end Greg Olsen, left tackle Matt Kalil, wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, safety Mike Adams and Munnerlyn —players who have missed time due to injuries or just older veterans.Devin Funchess, once considered the team’s No. 1 receiver, is not expected to be re-signed after his role was vastly reduced near the end of the season and he was deactivated in Week 17.Panthers wide receiver Jarius Wright called it a “rollercoaster season,” but said the team still has a lot of pieces in place to build around for the future including running back Christian McCaffrey, who amassed 1,965 yards from scrimmage and scored 13 touchdowns. The Panthers will draft 16th overall in April. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles already knew Nick Foles could do it.After all, it was only last December when the veteran quarterback replaced an injured Carson Wentz and upset the Los Angeles Rams at the Coliseum. Less than two months after that breakthrough game, he was an improbable Super Bowl MVP.One season later in the same arena, Foles went back into Wentz’s spot under center after three months without game action.Article continues below ...Foles promptly recaptured the magic, passing for 270 yards and confidently leading the Eagles to a 30-23 win over the Rams on Sunday night with plenty of help from his defense and his playmakers.Foles’ encore might not end in the Super Bowl again. It might not even include the playoffs. But after guiding Philadelphia to another win with a grace and poise belying his inactivity, the Eagles are thrilled to have him back in the game.“It’s been really emotional,” said Foles http://www.steelerscheapauthenticstore.com/diontae-johnson-jersey-cheap , who went 24 of 31 with one interception. “You hate for your teammate to get hurt. I feel really bad for Carson. … What you’ve done in the past, what I’ve done in the past, it doesn’t matter when you step on that field. It’s a new day. So I was dealing with the emotions, but prepping as hard as I could, and then realizing I’m not alone. I have great teammates out there. All I have to do is spread the ball around, lean on them, stay in the moment, and we were able to do that tonight. Today was a huge win for us.”Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns and rookie Josh Adams ran for another score as the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes quite viable with a gritty victory over the Rams (11-3), who lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time in coach Sean McVay’s tenure.Foles hadn’t played since Week 2, but Wentz is out with a back injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season. Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson declined to say whether Foles would start next week against Houston, but Foles’ teammates know what they’ve got after he slipped right back into his old role in a simplified offensive game plan.“That’s a guy with true character,” Smallwood said of Foles. “We’re just comfortable with him back there. We don’t feel like anything has fallen off. We know he’s going to step up there and do the job. We rode that guy and we stuck with him (last year), and he went out and played for us tonight.”The Eagles still trail NFC East leader Dallas (8-6) and sit even with Washington (7-7), so they will need help to get back into the postseason, most likely from Carolina and Minnesota stumbling down the stretch. But they’ll get an enormous boost from becoming the first team to beat the Rams twice under McVay.“It’s very satisfying,” Pederson said. “Our backs have been against the wall for the last few weeks. Hopefully this gives us momentum for the rest of the season. Our goals are still in front of us.”The Eagles scored 17 consecutive points in the third quarter and then survived the Rams’ late rally. After Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott missed a field goal with 1:08 left Justin Layne Jersey , Jared Goff got the Rams to the Philadelphia 18 with 4 seconds to play — but he couldn’t connect with Josh Reynolds on a pass to the goal line as time expired.Goff passed for 339 yards with two interceptions in the Rams’ first loss at the Coliseum in seven games this season.Todd Gurley rushed for two touchdowns — giving him an NFL-best 21 TDs this season — while catching 10 passes for 76 yards. But the superstar running back also accepted the blame for failing to get out of bounds on a catch inside the final 20 seconds, depriving the Rams of likely two additional shots at the end zone.“We have to be able to figure this out and fast,” McVay said. “We are doing things that are uncharacteristic of us. Guys are making decisions and mistakes we typically haven’t seen.”The Rams already have won the NFC West title, and they still control their destiny for a first-round playoff bye with Chicago (10-4) right behind them. But Los Angeles also has produced three straight pedestrian performances since that epic 54-51 Monday night win over Kansas City last month and an ensuing bye week.“It’s good to go through some adversity at some point,” said Goff, who hasn’t thrown a TD pass since the first half at Detroit. “Going through it now, and in the position we are in with the playoffs, we (still) have to be urgent about getting these things fixed. These things are very fixable.”BIG TARGETSFoles repeatedly connected with Alshon Jeffery, who had eight catches for 160 yards in the third-biggest game of his career. Zach Ertz had three receptions to become the fourth tight end in NFL history with 100 catches in a season.INJURIESEagles: DT Fletcher Cox went to the locker room on a cart during the first half with a hip injury, but returned to the field before halftime.Rams: Gurley missed several snaps in the second half with a knee injury, but returned.UP NEXTEagles: Host the Houston Texans on Sunday, Dec. 23. Houston can wrap up the AFC South with a victory.Rams: Visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 23. LA shut out the Cardinals at the Coliseum in September.

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