New Panthers GM Dave Gettleman had "no input" in owner Jerry Richardson's decision to retain head coach Ron Rivera, and Gettleman and Rivera hadn't even met until last week.
Rivera attended Gettleman's introductory press conference Tuesday, but only spoke for "about a minute" before being "shuffled out of the room." It's fair to wonder if there might be tension between Gettleman and Rivera because of the awkward situation. Most GMs get to pick their coaches. "I don't have a list of coaches in my back pocket," Gettleman said. "I have no interest in that."