CHARLOTTE, NC – The owner of Carolina Panthers, David Tepper, did not talk about the future of coach Ron Rivera and general manager Marty Hurney's mediocrity during a Monday meeting with reporters from Charlotte.
Tepper also made it clear that no decision was made on the future of quarterback Cam Newton, saying that this could not happen until the first draft of the 2011 draft was fully sound.
Newton, who has one The year in which he still had his contract, was recently put on the injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury.
Tepper's meeting with reporters took place 24 hours after the Panthers had dropped to 5-5 with a 29-3 loss to Atlanta, which severely curtailed their playoff ambitions.
Tepper said he did not sleep well after losing in Atlanta, which was the second time in four games when the Panthers were knocked out by an opponent. They were beaten 51
"Every time we have a loss, my mood is fine," said Tepper. Here he collected as a hedge fund manager assets of 12 billion US dollars.
The Panthers have set a 13-14 record since Tepper bought the organization for an NFL record of $ 2.275 billion from former owner Jerry Richardson in 2018. This season, he loses record, it's the second in Episode and the third in the last four seasons since the 2015 Panthers reached the Super Bowl.
Carolinas record against NFC South opponents since 2015 is 7-14 compared to 14-4 in the previous three seasons.
Tepper's disappointment over the defeat was obvious, as he kept saying that long-term mediocrity would not be accepted mediocrity.
Rivera, who this year defeated John Fox as the best coach in team history, has a total score of 76-61-1. The Panthers have a record of 195-198-1 since becoming a franchise in 1995.
Following the purchase of Richardson's team, which put the team on sale on charges of sexual and racist employment, Tepper made major changes to the business side from misconduct. The NFL fined Richardson after lengthy investigation with a fine of $ 2.75 million.
Tepper made no changes to the football team following a 7-9 record after a 6-2 start last season, as Newton's aching right shoulder played a role in a seven-game losing streak.
Newton's shoulder healed after an off-season surgery, but he suffered injury to Lisfranc in the third pre-season game, which he made worse in the second game of the season. Tepper said 30-year-old Newton would ideally recover completely from the injury and one day lead the Panthers to a Super Bowl win.
Tepper said Newton has done a lot of good for the team and Charlotte, calling him one of the biggest quarterbacks ever.
|Opponents||After four||After nine|
|vs. NFC South||7-14||26-25|
|– Pro Football Reference|
Tepper also made it clear that he likes Newton's Successor, Kyle Allen, who proposes second-half non-substitute quarterback, surpassed expectations despite casting four interceptions over Atlanta and nine in the last four games.
The Panthers face 5: 3 this season Allen and Allen beat New Orleans in their final of last season's 6-3 win, where the Panthers compete against each other on Sunday. Allen started his career with a 5-0 record, making him the seventh quarterback in NFL history.
Tepper defended the organization's decision not to go to Colin Kaepernicks training in Atlanta on Saturday, the team said it has a young quarterback in Allen and a third in Will Grier and Newton. So there was no interest in signing an experienced quarterback.
Neither Rivera nor Hurney were involved in Tepper's meeting. Earlier in the day, Rivera expressed the hope that the Panthers could still make a playoff run. He said they control their fate with two games against the Saints (8-2), a rematch against Atlanta (3-7) and contests against Washington (1-9), Indianapolis (6-4) and Seattle (8-7). 2)).
"Probably the biggest thing we're controlling," Rivera said about the team's playoff hopes, even though the Panthers are ninth in the NFC playoff hunt. It's one game at a time, it's one focus at a time, which is probably the biggest thing we need to do to focus on the next opponent. "
" It's just getting ready for New Orleans. " The Rock Hill, South Carolina art factory and a new stadium in Charlotte housing the Panthers and an MLS team are designed to give the fans hope and end the long-term mediocrity.
Although he did not mention Rivera or Hurney, he it seemed to alert them.
As Tepper pointed out on the day he was hired, his first priority is winning.