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


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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

Good article.

http://espn.go.com/b...mestic-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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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

Indeed was a very good read, Love the tweet by Canty giving Ron props......

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

Good stuff

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:18 PM

Chico and the man. Nah. Chico is the man.







For you young bucks.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

meh

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

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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