Ron Rivera not worried about future

Updated: August 14, 2013, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't feeling any additional pressure this season to win.

That's somewhat surprising since he has a losing record and his team has been awful in close games during his first two seasons in Carolina.

But Rivera told The Associated Press he isn't worrying about something that's out of his control -- pointing out that Lovie Smith was fired by the Chicago Bears despite his team finishing 10-6 last year.

"It doesn't matter ...

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