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Rivera On 99.9 the Fan

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"Steve Smith, where does that stand?"

RR- Talked to Smith before work stoppage. Just an understanding of who he is, told him will approach situation after lock, will try to accommodate him but will be looking out for the best of the team.

"Designed running plays, doesn't run for longevity in NFL. Where you stand?"

RR- It doesn't, we have to create plays that's best for his talents. Get him situations where he has pass/run option on outside, not just to run. Learn when to slide, get out of bounds. We won't/can't have many designed run plays for him.

"How long play calls?"

RR-Long enough to get the plays out.

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can you summarize what he said?

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so basically he will be traded if the price is right. Just what I thought.

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Currently talking about something from 85 Bears.

About Steve situation- It didn't seem certain that he would be gone, more like if we can get a really good value for him then he will stay, if not then it would be best for team if he plays. That's my impression anyways.

Last question- Playing in some golf tournament (pro/am? Not sure what they are talking about).

- No, and some random fluff

Talking about Singltary/Rivera Tecmo Super Bowl Defense, Joe Ovies says that was incredible defense. Rivera laughs about it, says some fluff.

And interview ends there.

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His answer about Cam running was spot on and shows Rivera has a very good plan on how to use Cam's attributes to the benefit of the offense and Cam Newton.

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Adam and Joe were HUGE trade-down voices in Raleigh. Wonder if they're going to hit hard, or just maintain good relations (aka kiss-ass)

yeah.. they drive me crazy. I would be surprised to find bigger douchebags on the radio than these 2. also, haters would be too good of a term for them.

if anyone ever wants to feel greater than, call up the show. Gold usually presents ignorant/off the wall opinions, extremely often.

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wow... Am I reading too much into this... or did Ron Rivera just pretty much say that Steve Smith is outta here.

If you're going to make a post like this a quote from the interview would be nice so that those who are unable to listen aren't sitting in the dark. In short I'd have to say you're reading to much into it.

We're still locked out and haven't even had FA yet, if we lost Smith we'd have a pretty damn big whole at receiver. No one on the current roster has shown they're a #1 at this point.

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Yea can someone recap the steve smith portion?

They asked about Steve's situation. Rivera said that he met him before the lockout, got an understanding of who he was/what he wants, etc. He then said that he told Steve that they would look at his situation after the lockout ended and would try to accommodate him (note: he didn't say they would trade him, so it's possible they could be trying to make certain accommodations on the team/playing calling/etc that Steve might want to see) but first and foremost he will be looking out for what's best for the Panthers, not Steve Smith.

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Adam and Joe were HUGE trade-down voices in Raleigh. Wonder if they're going to hit hard, or just maintain good relations (aka kiss-ass)

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of them either. The only reason I'm listening this afternoon is because I saw on twitter earlier today that Rivera would be on at 3:30.

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Thanks for the recaps guys.

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