A Look Back At An Impressive 2013 For Cam Newton, Carolina PanthersThe Carolina Panthers really weren't even expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but they surpassed all expectations and then some. Unfortunately, a team they got the better of during the regular season got the better of them in the playoffs.
Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ersWhen Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.
Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not ThemselvesThe Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don't care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
Several NFL Coaches On 'Hot Seat' In 2013New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, Dallas' Jason Garrett, Tennessee's Mike Munchak , Oakland's Dennis Allen and Carolina's Ron Rivera also face a sense of urgency to win -- or else.
NFL Owners Tweak Rooney RuleThe NFL is looking to make the Rooney Rule more effective after eight available coaching jobs and seven for general managers did not go to a minority candidate.