Panthers HC Ron Rivera Says Offensive Gameplan Is Too Conservative

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    The Carolina Panthers finished Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with three passes that gained more than 10 yards.

    It's a grim statistic, and a day later, Panthers coach Ron Rivera was asked a question that had an obvious answer: Is their approach too conservative?

    "Yes it is," Rivera replied at a news conference Monday. "In the inverse, there were a few that were dropped that would have been longer. So there are some things that need to be looked at on both sides in terms of getting the ball vertical.

    "And we understand, we looked through it, we talked about it, and those will be the things that we look to do," Rivera added. "We gotta create more of those opportunities."

    Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula wasn't quite as forthcoming on the team's plans.

    "We're going to do what we need to do," Shula said.

    Rivera deserves credit for acknowledging the team's game plan deficiencies.


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