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NFL coach of the year? Ron Rivera just shakes his head

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DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has his team at 7-3, but says he doesn’t care at all about being considered for NFL coach of the year. The team’s turnaround has him in the running.

After Monday night’s 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera’s name began creeping into a national conversation about his potential Coach of the Year candidacy.

Rivera’s 7-3 Panthers have already matched their win total from last year and seem poised to challenge the Saints for the NFC South title. But when asked if he cared about talk of the award, Rivera began shaking his head.

“No,” he said. “What I do care about, again, is Miami (Sunday’s opponent).”

Through Week 11 of the NFL season, Rivera would be on a short list of candidates for the award. Kansas City’s Andy Reid is the likely front-runner after having turned the two-win Chiefs into a 9-1 team in his first season as coach. With a strong late-season push, Philadelphia’s Chip Kelly could contend for the award as well.

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