Ron Rivera: No Hard Feelings For Lovie Smith

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You won’t find hard feelings between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers head coaches.

Ron Rivera was the defensive coordinator under Lovie Smith from 2004-2006 in Chicago and Smith didn’t renew Rivera’s contract, but hired Bob Babich instead.

Despite being let go, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports that Rivera sent Smith a text message congratulating him for being hired by the Buccaneers.

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