• Ron Rivera pondering a change at safety after blowing late lead

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 1, 2012
    “He had a tough day obviously on a couple plays,” Rivera said. Anecdotally, we?ve all seen the difference between the Panthers? offense and defense in Rivera?s first 20 games as head coach. Statistically, ESPN Stats & Information ran an analysis of the exact situation Rivera faced, and former Observer writer Pat Yasinskas reported the results in his NFC South blog Monday on ESPN.com. This ?win probability tool? used by ESPN Stats uses 10 years of NFL play-by-play data to estimate how likely it is that eit...
  • Real call for Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera: Trust offense, or defense?

    Give Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera the same set of circumstances — fourth and 1 from the Atlanta 45, with a one-point lead and 1:44 to go — and he’s…Click to Continue »
    • Analytics: Rivera made wrong choice

      ATLANTA -- ESPN Stats & Information ran the analytics on Carolina coach Ron Rivera’s decision to punt on a fourth-and-1 late in Sunday’s game with the Falcons. Using their win probability tool, the ESPN Stats & Information people say Rivera made the w
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Panthers ready for shakeup at safety?

    The Carolina Panthers could be looking at shaking up their struggling defense. Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that former starter Sherrod Martin will get some practice time with the first team this week and hinted that he could end up back in the starting…
    Source: ESPN.com

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