• Rivera questions Steve Smith's speed, ability to stay healthy

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    • Ron Rivera: Panthers might not have or need a No. 1 receiver in 2014

      Panthers coach says running game can make up for lack of top receiver. Rivera also defends how Dave Gettleman handled Steve Smith release.Click to Continue »
    • A good problem to have with Steve Smith

      ORLANDO, Fla. -- Based on what Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday, the Baltimore Ravens' biggest challenge with wide receiver Steve Smith is getting him to take a break. "One of the things in my opinion Ste…
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    • Steve Smith needs to tone down in practice

      ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of wide receiver Steve Smith's greatest assets is his work ethic. That also, according to Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, may be Smith's downfall. At least at 35, which he'll be in May. Rivera said during Wednesday's NFC coaches…
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    • Maybe Panthers aren't in such bad shape

      ORLANDO, Fla. -- One by one reporters from around the NFL stopped by the table of Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who under strict orders from his wife was eating a healthy plate of fruit at Wednesday's NFC coaches' breakfast. One by one they asked …
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    • Rivera: Decision to cut Smith not personal

      Wide receiver Steve Smith was not a locker room distraction and the decision to release him was not personal, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday.
      Source: ESPN.com

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