Ron Rivera kisses Conventional ‘Wisdom’ goodbye

Football Thursday: Panthers' success hinges on Cam Newton's calm and Ron Rivera's newfound aggression

“I have come to feel that in this league you can’t kick too many field goals and expect to win football games,” Rivera said Wednesday as he sat on a stool in a hallway of Bank of America Stadium.
But coaches get pulled back by old ways of thinking. “I went by the book,” Rivera said with lament.

He shook his head.

“What is this book? Who wrote the book?”

Of course, it's easy for one's thinking to evolve when one's QB is Cam Newton - or, for different reasons, Peyton Manning - but that's exactly the point, right?

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