David Newton ESPN Staff Writer
Panthers coach Ron Rivera didn't exactly sound like a coach who has been given a vote of confidence by owner David Tepper for next season during Tuesday's press conference Asked if he hates questions about his future, Rivera said: “Absolutely, because I don't know. I've been through it a couple of times my first two seasons. But at the end of the day it comes down to one person, and that's the only one that knows.'' When asked if he wants to be back, Rivera responded: “That is a stupid question. That really is, and I'm not going to answer that one. I'm very happy where I am. I do appreciate my place here on this football team and in this city and in this community.''