Rivera wraps up ‘tougher than expected camp’



SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers first-year coach Ron Rivera is wrapping up what he says was a hectic, but successful training camp at Wofford College.

With the NFL lockout late in getting resolved, Rivera and his staff were forced to make late adjustments to their practice schedule to accommodate the new rules of the collective bargaining agreement. That put even more pressure on a new coaching staff trying to install new schemes on offense and defense after missing 24 offseason practices.

Rivera praised his coaching staff Wednesday, saying though camp was pretty hectic, “our coaches handled it very well.”