Ron Rivera rips Panthers for tempo

Updated: August 8, 2012, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- About an hour into Wednesday's practice, Panthers coach Ron Rivera called his players together near midfield and ripped into them for several minutes -- sending a message loud enough that everyone nearby could hear.

Rivera isn't a screamer, so when he does raise his voice players tend to listen.

"He has a way of getting his point across when he wants to," veteran quarterback Derek Anderson said.

Carolina's second-year coach was upset with the tempo ...

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