Hot Rumor: Rivera To Be Named HC

Here we go again…well for me anyways.  Last week I completely screwed up on calling the Jim Harbaugh move to Miami on another site.  That was a personal blunder as the source was mine.  The information curtailed the Internet so fast my head spun.  It ended with some humbling apologies to a lot of people.  This time around, maybe not so much.

Why?

Because I’m not the source of this rumor.

According to Adam Schefter this could either happen quick.  However he does caution that it could also happen not at all.

For the Panthers, getting Rivera would be the first major step in fixing the defensive problems for the team that got hammered all season long.  It would almost assuredly meant that the first pick may be used on a defensive player instead of reaching for a QB.  With Andrew Luck out of the picture, the Panthers have a lot more options and I would have to imagine that Jerry Richardson is no longer opposed to trading out of the top spot…if they can find a suitor.

For now, the Rivera watch is on.  He has interviewed for 9 HC spots since 2006 and was the catalyst behind the San Diego Charger defensive resurgence the last few years.

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  • Blkcats89

    This is good. Rivera will bring a tough defensive mind to our team. He just needs to make sure he has an equally creative offensive minded coordinator to take our offense to the next level. It is clear that our division is a strong offensive division and we are not a strong offensive team. We were built to play good defense and run the ball. That was good at one time in the NFL but the league has become one of passing and that is not a strong point of our team. The offensive coordinator he brings with him will be crucial. I wonder who he has in mind?

  • coffee

    We need to keep our eyes open for an update soon! There are reports now that it’s a done deal and the other candidates are being notified.

  • Brian Miller

    yeah, I read that and it appears that is the case. No official word yet though.

    Also, added a few more writers here too…hopefully they will start posting soon.

  • http://builderbythesea.com coffee

    http://twitter.com/AdamSchefter

    Adam Schefter just twittered it’s done (but, as you said above, still in the rumor category for now.)