Ron Rivera speaks out on becoming winningest coach in Panthers history
However, this win is also monumental for head coach Ron Rivera as he is now the winningest head coach in Panthers history. This is no small feat to achieve in a game where head coaches can be fired for their poor performance.
Brendan Marks and the press asked about the monumental achievement. The 57-year-old was then overcome with emotions talking about the feat. Riverboat Ron then swam up a river of feels when he talked about his family:
Ron Rivera gets a little emotional talking about becoming the Panthers all-time wins leader as a coach, especially when crediting his family: “It feels pretty good. It really does.”
— Brendan Marks (@BrendanRMarks) October 6, 2019
Rivera has been the Panthers’ head coach ever since the 2011 season. While the team doesn’t always make the postseason, his win-loss record has never gone below six wins.
Over his nine-year head-coaching career with the Panthers, he’s won 73 of his 132 games from the sideline. One one of those games he played ended in a tie.
His playoff record leaves a lot to be desired, though. His team made the playoffs four times, and only once did they reach the Super Bowl.
Rivera’s professional career started and ended with the Chicago Bears. He played all of his nine seasons with the Bears, starting 56 of his 137 games. He had a decent record, notching nine interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and a recovery TD.
His team has been playing with Cam Newton not being at his best. However, he’s been doing well with Kyle Allen in the pocket. He will need him to be at his best if they want to beat the unpredictable Tampa Bay Buccaneers.