Oct 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera greet each other at the end of the game at Raymond James Stadium. Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers' Rivera gives Bucs' Schiano advice: 'Stay the course'


Coming into the 2013 season, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was on the hot seat. It might have gotten a little hotter after a 1-3 start, but since then they’ve won 7 games in a row. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a 0-8 start but since then they’ve won three games in a row.

Head coach Rivera had some advice for Bucs head coach Greg Schiano.

“Just stay the course,” Rivera said, via PewterReport.com. “…Last year I was in the same situation and we got on a roll at the end of the year and now this year we’ve gotten on a roll again. It’s just so hard to win in this league and you’ve got to develop your team first. I think people have to be willing to take the lumps and accept it.

“There was a time back in the day when guys would be drafted in the first and second round and nobody expected him to play until three-four years down the line. Now you draft a guy and everybody says why isn’t he on the field, he’s a bust.”

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  • victorbarney

    Coach Schiano: YES: stay the course! While it was not too long ago that I was the first in line to want you OUT of Tampa Bay: I SURE WAS WRONG! I am now 100% behind your LEADERSHIP over Tampa Bay! GO COACH SCHIANO, GO TAMPA BAY! P.S. “STAY THE COURSE”…I’m again just loving being a Tampa Bay Fan! THANKYOU!!!