For the Panthers’ Cam Newton, WFT’s Ron Rivera, a surprise reunion amid a return to Carolina – The Athletic

Ron Rivera and Orange Newton will be linked for the rest of their days.

NS Panthers drafted Newton with the No. 1 pick in 2011, just months after they hired Rivera to succeed John Fox as head coach. So begins the quirky pairing of a reserved, quiet ex-midfielder who has spent his time climbing the coaching ladder, and the Heisman Trophy and tumultuous national championship-winning quarterback, each was a star before he first hit the pitch. NFL snapshot.

The two are almost literally connected on game days, with Newton standing right in front of Rivera to sing the weekly national anthem – a gesture that pleased Rivera, the son of a professional soldier.

Based on their background, one of the more ironic things in this week’s “homeCaming” game did for Rivera Washington football team against Newton and the newly reunited Panthers is this: For all the former Carolina players, staff and office staff Rivera added in Washington, one player who looked like he would never join him call is received.

Why didn’t Rivera bring Newton to Washington? It’s fair to wonder since the head coach seems to bring along everyone he’s ever coached, coached with, or shared a meal with during his time in Carolina. It was just a joke. Thirty-two current Washington players, coaches or office staff have been with the Panthers during Rivera’s nine seasons, including the backup center

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