Panthers HC says facing Manning will be a chess match

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“Panthers coach Ron Rivera has faced this dilemma before during his stint as the San Diego Chargers’ defensive coordinator. Rivera feels it’s best to play “situational football” when facing Manning.” “He is going to anticipate and do things off of what he sees,” Rivera said. “You have to make sure you’re disguising, you are holding your disguise. He wants to undress the defense as quick as possible and get a feel for where they are going and he will know where to attack. “I think it really is a great chess match — and not necessarily coordinator against coordinator, but quarterback against defense.” – Report by Andie Hagemann

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