Ron Rivera: No Hard Feelings For Lovie Smith


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.