In this Jan. 26, 1986, file photo, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan is carried off the field by the team after the Bears beat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. In the picture, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera (59) salutes the man he considered a mentor.
In this Jan. 26, 1986, file photo, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan is carried off the field by the team after the Bears beat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. In the picture, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera (59) salutes the man he considered a mentor. Anonymous AP
In this Jan. 26, 1986, file photo, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan is carried off the field by the team after the Bears beat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. In the picture, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera (59) salutes the man he considered a mentor. Anonymous AP

Buddy Ryan, who died Tuesday at age 85, was a mentor to Panthers’ Ron Rivera

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