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Panthers player: 'Riverboat Ron' isn't gambling much

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09:05 AM ET 11.17 | When the Panthers opened 1-3, and looked sloppy at the outset of the year, there were quick prognostications that coach Ron Rivera would be in trouble. Some pundits even predicted he might not last through the season. But with the Panthers suddenly in the thick of the playoff chase Rivera is being lauded. Over the past few weeks, the Charlotte media has taken to referring to Rivera as "Riverboat Ron," for the perception he is gambling much more now, but several players to whom NFP spoke last week insist the coach hasn't changed dramatically. Said one veteran lineman: "I keep hearing (stuff) about how he started taking more chances because maybe his job was on the line, but that's not true at all."

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November 17, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Winning Is Always The Cure, Bro.

November 17, 2013  09:17 AM ET

He's got his team running on all cylinders, Great Job!!

November 17, 2013  09:47 AM ET

That defense is legit, to be sure. Beating a struggling 49er team by one point (and only putting up a FG in the second half) doesn't say much about the offense, though.

(I know, "defense wins championships"...)

November 17, 2013  10:05 AM ET

The biggest reason for the Panthers success this season is the QB, who has grown up and playing up to his potential.

November 17, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The biggest reason for the Panthers success this season is the QB, who has grown up and playing up to his potential.

Or is it the defense means he does not have to win games for them?

November 17, 2013  12:14 PM ET

I love it when I come to Fannation and Jack Nicholson has laid down some tracks.

He only posts if he is the first post. Inside job?

November 17, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I love it when I come to Fannation and Jack Nicholson has laid down some tracks.He only posts if he is the first post. Inside job?

Nah... He's always first on Sundays. The mods are hungover and don't get the threads going until later in the morning.

November 17, 2013  04:18 PM ET

Yawn.

 
November 18, 2013  05:35 AM ET

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGMen!! Jets!

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