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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Ron Rivera not pleased with camp finish

By Pat Yasinskas

The Carolina Panthers wrapped up training camp Tuesday, but not in the manner coach Ron Rivera wanted.

"We slowed down at the end, and unfortunately I think the guys were thinking about (Interstate 85)," Rivera said. "But the beginning of practice was really good, real smooth, a lot of good things happened. Then you could kind of tell they were a little bit wandering. I think they were thinking about going home. I wish they could have finished practice and focused all the way through.’’

That’s a natural phenomenon. The Panthers are the only NFC South team that trains away from its regular-season facility. Although Wofford College has great facilities, players always are anxious to get out of there and get home.