The Panthers survived the Seahawks.
Ron Rivera wants to make sure they survive moving back and forth at work.
According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Rivera said he had banned hoverboards for players while they’re at work, in an effort to keep everyone safe.
“Did you see those things on YouTube blowing up and stuff?” Rivera said. “I mean, that’s what concerns me more than anything else, is something crazy happening.”
Of course, Rivera also watched his quarterback get hit by a car on his way to work, so he knows he can’t always keep players safe. And a number of them who live downtown, and still ride them back and forth to work.
But Rivera has parked them once they get to Bank of America Stadium, lest one of them turn his players get the Buster Douglas treatment.
“We’re trying to limit their exposure to injury,” Rivera said. “Somebody told me about them igniting, so I went on YouTube and found them and they also showed the ones of people falling off. They showed the things about people making those sharp turns then there’s somebody standing there running into them.”
But hall monitor Rivera said he’s not enacting this ban without cause.
“I caught them drag racing in the fricking hallways one time, too,” he said.
If these are the biggest problems the Panthers have heading into the NFC Championship Game, they’re in pretty good shape.