(@mavs_cowboys) December 3, 2019, Hey Jerry Jones, Ron Rivera could lead the team to the Super Bowl THIS season! The hope that Jerry Jones would call a coach like Ron Rivera and the heartbreak of knowing he won't do the smart thing is exactly what it's like the be a Dallas Cowboys fan all the time. Rivera, who was in his ninth season as the Panthers' coach, ends his tenure with a 76-63-1 regular-season record, not including a 3-4 mark in the playoffs. Tepper was asked those exact questions on Tuesday and he didn't try to duck them. Rivera was named the NFL’s Coach of the Year two times during his run with the Panthers, including in 2015 when he led the team to a 15-1 record and a trip to the Super Bowl where they lost to the Broncos. The New England Patriots will meet the New York Jets on Monday Night Football from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

He’d love that defense and be the discipline that team needs, — Steven Golden (@GBSportsPicks) December 3, 2019. It's just not who I am, so I'd rather be straight up and honest.". section: | slug: panthers-owner-explains-why-he-surprisingly-fired-ron-rivera-with-just-four-weeks-left-in-the-season | sport: football | route: article_single.us | The Patriots come into this game with a record of 2-5 for the year, they've struggled this season and will look to turn things around against the 0-8 Jets on MNF. There is a group of coaches elevated to a certain status, and teams fight over said acceptable candidates.

At least Tepper is trying to make sure that his first major decision as owner of the Panthers is not remembered as a gigantic mistake.

23 years as coach in NFL4. — Kacie LaCombe (@KacieLaCombe) December 3, 2019, Soooooo Ron Rivera to the cowboys??? Rivera did not deserve to go out as the typical lame duck, losing his job before the season is over.

So we decided to put together a guide with some players you can hopefully buy low on, based mostly on performance and the strength of schedule ahead (we used FantasyPros SoS guide to help out). "I'm not going to disrespect him.".

During an interview with the Panthers official website and a later interview with local media, Tepper gave a thorough explanation for why he decided to let Rivera go with just four weeks left in the 2019 season. ‍♂️ Give the city of Dallas & ur @dallascowboys a real chance 2 win!! So why did Panthers owner David Tepper decide to fire Rivera with just four games left to play?

6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, at It can also be true that firing him with a month to go in the season was absolutely the right decision for second-year owner David Tepper to make. There are competitive reasons why I wanted to make sure that we were out there looking at all personnel possible for the future.

This is not the kind of person you can pick out among a large list of candidates during a day-long interview marathon at your local airport Marriott hotel. Why not let him coach … Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Listen below and be sure to subscribe for daily NFL goodness. But there was no way Tepper was going to be able to conduct his first head-coaching search successfully without getting this head start. Anything is better than ZERO chance.

After Cam Newton slipped on a 3rd-and-1 at the Jets' 10 yard line the Patriots, trailing by 10 points with just under nine minutes left in the game, opted to kick a field goal. I could make it later. Panthers fire OC Mike Shula (0:56) Louis Riddick explains how Cam Newton's quarterback acumen jeopardizes any offensive coordinator's job in Carolina. Why? All Rights Reserved. Garrett hasn’t even sniffed a NFC Championship game! Ron Rivera is gonna do well as the Cowboys' head coach.

The owner's decision basically boiled down to two things: He wanted to start interviewing candidates now and he didn't want to be interviewing those people behind Rivera's back (check out CBS Sports Senior Writer Jonathan Jones' take on the Panthers' plan here). Although Rivera was on the hot seat and knew he might eventually be let go at the end of the year, the Panthers coach didn't seem to think there was any chance he would be canned during the season. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The team announced on Tuesday that Rivera has been fired with four games left on their 2019 schedule. The necessary evaluations and background checks for prospective coaches take time. Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson join Will Brinson on the Pick Six Podcast to break down those questions, size up the 2020 draft and more. Needs job, would accept Jones as GM, — Bill Burt (@BurtTalksSports) December 3, 2019, @dallascowboys Ron Rivera is now available, please make him our HC, — Brandon Kane (@_BrandonKane) December 3, 2019.

After revamping the business side of the organization following his purchase of the team in May 2018, Tepper felt it was time to now revamp the football side of things.

— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) December 3, 2019. There are prominent names in college coaching who don’t have much on their plate over these next few weeks save for a conference championship game and preparation for the Honey Bunches of Oats Bowl. Tune in and find out, here is everything... For many fantasy football leagues, the trade deadline is approaching in Week 10, giving contenders the chance to upgrade beyond what's on the waiver wire. Rivera didn’t deserve to end his time in Carolina this way, but it’s was necessary so owner David Tepper could get a jump-start on the search for the Panthers’ next head coach.