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Ron Rivera not pleased with camp finish

8/13/2013

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.