Cam Newton reacts to firing of Panthers head coach Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera has been sacked by the Carolina Panthers

Interestingly, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was also tabbed as a possible replacement for Ron Rivera.

Cam Newton has had only one head coach during his impressive National Football League career - Ron Rivera.

Secondary coach Perry Fewell will serve as interim head coach, with offensive coordinator Norv Turner transitioning to special assistant to the head coach.

Since losing to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 four seasons ago, the Panthers are 29-31 and have not won a playoff game. This season, the Panthers are 5-7 and are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. "(Rivera is) too good a man, I have great respect for Ron, a great human being. "I'm going to keep somebody who I think is very good, and put him in the best position for success". I will immediately begin the search for the next.

'We are going to take a comprehensive and thorough review of our football operation to make sure we are structured for long-term sustained success, ' Tepper said. There will be more decisions to come in the front office as Tepper's statement says the team will be hiring an assistant general manager and vice president of football operations.

Fewell starts his tenure as Panthers head coach on the road in Atlanta this weekend against the division-rival Falcons.

As a head coach, Ron Rivera has an overall regular-season record of 76-63-1 and a playoff record of 3-4. Shortly after news of Rivera's firing broke, Cam Newton, the Panthers' starting quarterback for each of Rivera's nine seasons with the organization, reacted to the news via his Instagram account. Tepper, who purchased the franchise in 2018, is a staunch supporter of analytics.

At the end of the day, Rivera seems like he would be a major upgrade over Schwartz when it comes to seeing what he could bring to the defensive side of the football, and the Eagles should strongly consider the move to avoid taking another step back in 2020.

Allen has gone 5-5 as the Panthers' starter, completing a respectable 61.5 percent of his passes while averaging one interception per game.

Among those celebrating were fans of one of the Panthers' chief rivals, the New Orleans Saints, and one particularly vocal guy who changed his Twitter name to "Adios Ronald Rivera".



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