Ron Rivera

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (L) and linebacker Luke Kuechly. (Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo’s 2014 NFL Summer School: Carolina Panthers

Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak preview the 2014 season for the Carolina Panthers.

98.5 The Sports Hub–08/19/2014

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play in the second half against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 12, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning Wins 5th MVP Award

Peyton Manning’s record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL MVP award Saturday night in a landslide.

02/01/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after a touchdown pass to Steve Smith #89 in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A Look Back At An Impressive 2013 For Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers really weren’t even expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but they surpassed all expectations and then some. Unfortunately, a team they got the better of during the regular season got the better of them in the playoffs.

01/14/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Ron Rivera walks onto the field against the New York Giants during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ron Rivera Has It Wrong: Pressure Is On Panthers, Not 49ers

When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.

01/08/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Panthers Need To Focus On Their Opponent, Not Themselves

The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.

01/02/2014

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) and Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images).

Felger & Mazz: Patriots vs. Panthers ‘A Coaching Mismatch Of Epic Proportions’

Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti opened their show previewing the Monday Night Football showdown between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/18/2013

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers enters the field prior to the start of the game on October 23, 2011. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: What Do The Patriots Have To Do To Beat Carolina?

With Scott Zolak down in Carolina to call tonight’s game, Mike Flynn joined Andy Gresh in studio to preview the big Monday Night Football showdown between the Patriots and Panthers.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/18/2013

Luke Kuechly (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Socci’s Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Preparing For Well-Rounded Panthers

For Ron Rivera, wishful thinking out loud had become prophecy. Faith in a 1-3 football team had been rewarded.

11/14/2013

Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images).

Esiason: Panthers Defense Presents ‘Tremendous Challenge’ For Brady, Patriots

The Patriots were off on Sunday, but there was still plenty of football to talk with CBS Sports and WFAN’s Boomer Esiason.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/11/2013

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