NFL notes: Ron Rivera’s beef

November 10, 2016 GMT

Rivera’s beef

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the NFL needs to consider all possibilities when clamping down on targeting, including player ejections.

The NCAA currently enforces that rule, but the NFL doesn’t.

“The biggest thing we’re trying to do is lower the target,” Rivera said Wednesday. “Maybe the penalty has to be a little stiffer.”

The Panthers’ Cam Newton has been on the receiving end of several questionable hits, but no players have been ejected.

Sherman responds

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman responded Wednesday to a tweet from the wife of Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter, calling her apology “BS.”

Sherman said he’s not bothered by the message from Kaela Carpenter that was posted to Twitter on Monday night during Seattle’s 31-25 win over Buffalo.

Sherman created the controversy at the end of the first half when he crashed into Carpenter on a field-goal attempt. The league said he should have been penalized for unnecessary roughness.

Kaela Carpenter tweeted a photo of a piece of farm equipment and the message, “I know what we do on the farm when a male can’t control his own rage.”

— The Associated Press