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Ron Rivera: "We are more than coaches, we are mentors, teachers and instructors."

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fieryprophet    6,834

Good article.

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/15394/ron-rivera-on-preventing-domestic-violence

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has a simple directive for his players starting on day one: "Be a man."

Rivera has certainly earned his "man card." He was the son of an Army officer and played linebacker for Mike Ditka on the 1985 Chicago Bears as part of Buddy Ryan's ferocious "46" defense. He returned to the Super Bowl with the Bears as defensive coordinator in February 2007 and has been coaching the Panthers since 2011.

Rivera's definition of "manhood" goes far beyond toughness on the football field. As a husband and father, he has a keen sense of priorities.

"The greatest gift you can give children is to love and respect their mother," Rivera told Playbook, citing a similar quote from the late John Wooden. Rivera spoke to Playbook after he and CBS sportscaster James Brown led a seminar in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by A Call to Men designed to teach high school coaches how they can help prevent domestic violence by helping players grow into men who are responsible citizens

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Icege    1,555

I've been taking a coaching class with Coach Kresse this semester and this is week one emphasis. Glad to see that Ron remembers he's teaching more than football :)

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Cary Kollins    17,881

I haven't read the article yet, but give me a freaking break Rivera. You have choked away so many games please just concentrate on coaching.

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Mr. Scot    34,540

I haven't read the article yet, but give me a freaking break Rivera. You have choked away so many games please just concentrate on coaching.

The article is about combatting domestic violence.

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Gucci Mane    1,684

Man this aint fugging middle school... were not here to facilitate people into society, we are here to field the best possible combination of 11 players on both offense and defense. I appreciate the fact he wants to connect with these players but fugging concentrate on getting them better at the game of football first, and life second........!!!

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Mr. Scot    34,540

Man this aint fugging middle school... were not here to facilitate people into society, we are here to field the best possible combination of 11 players on both offense and defense. I appreciate the fact he wants to connect with these players but fugging concentrate on getting them better at the game of football first, and life second........!!!

Oh, of course. Everyone knows football is more important than life :rolleyes:

And hey, so what if they slap women around once in a while? As long as they get it done on the football field, a little domestic violence is no big deal, right? :blink:

(you know, I'd like to believe people aren't really this stupid, but I swear...) :(

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Cary Kollins    17,881

The article is about combatting domestic violence.

Yeah I just read the thread title. In that case good for Ron. But don't be such a shitty coach next season too plz.

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Jackofalltrades    9,329

Yeah I just read the thread title. In that case good for Ron. But don't be such a shitty coach next season too plz.

You're a fuging genius.

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Gucci Mane    1,684

Oh, of course. Everyone knows football is more important than life :rolleyes:

And hey, so what if they slap women around once in a while? As long as they get it done on the football field, a little domestic violence is no big deal, right? :blink:

(you know, I'd like to believe people aren't really this stupid, but I swear...) :(

hahaha omg. Okay, these people are 22+ years old i would hope that at the age of 22 you had your values in place and didnt need another authority figure to tell you what you should and shouldnt think. Maybe you were a little slower on the intelligence curve than the average so in that case, you'll learn soon.

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Mr. Scot    34,540

hahaha omg. Okay, these people are 22+ years old i would hope that at the age of 22 you had your values in place and didnt need another authority figure to tell you what you should and shouldnt think. Maybe you were a little slower on the intelligence curve than the average so in that case, you'll learn soon.

It's a seminar for high school coaches.

Were the students where you attended high school over the age of 22?

(granted, reading these posts does actually make that scenario seem plausible) :unsure:

Maybe you should actually read the story before saying anything else. Though truthfully, you could have gotten the age range right just by reading the initial post, which apparently you didn't.

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I can't believe some of the jackasses on here that only care about football. Show some fuging respect. Rivera is one of the nicest, greatest and most respected men in the NFL. He is getting a hang of this head coaching thing. He honestly hasn't had much to work with and has done more with it than most could. Take your whiney cry all day about everything selfs elsewhere

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