Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera’s Changes To the Roster, and Who He’ll Draft

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As everyone in Pantherland now knows, the Panthers' new head coach is the Chargers' former defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. 
Rivera signed a league average, four year deal worth just over $11 million. 
So, does it look the Panthers' owner, Jerry Richardson, has finally opened his wallet in order to propel his franchise back into contender status with this new hiring? 
Well, no offense to Mr. Rivera, but Richardson pretty much just traded John Fox for a John Fox with a better defense.
Richardson did not even seem to consider going after one of the proven big money candidates who exists in the coaching world; names like Gruden and Cowher were never even uttered.
The Panthers fans seemed to have all heard the team was going to go "offensive" with the choosing of a new head coach. Many believed the offensive minded Brian 'Schotty" Schottenheimer had a good chance to be their man. 
Schottenheimer was however, under contract with the Jets an...

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