PFT Live: Ron Rivera, DeMeco Ryans

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On Fridays, we usually open the phone lines during PFT Live.  This Friday, we’re not.

But we have a good reason.  The second and third segments go to two key figures on two key NFC playoff contenders:  Panthers coach Ron Rivera and Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans.

Rivera has led the Panthers to eight straight wins.  He’s preparing for the team’s biggest game yet, Sunday night at New Orleans on NBC.

Ryans has emerged as the leader of an overlooked Philly defense that has improved on the fly.  Among other things, you’ll find out what he’d do if returning an interception along the sideline and the opposing head coach was standing on the edge of the field.

Both interviews are informative and entertaining.  I say that with some confidence because both were taped on Thursday afternoon.

The show streams online at noon ET.  Click the box in the right rail to watch.  Or download Friday’s show and any others on iTunes.