Ron Rivera, head coach of the Carolina Panthers, has reportedly called the fact that none of the eight teams who hired head coaches or seven who chose new general managers this off-season chose a minority candidate "disheartening."

Rivera cited New York Giants' defensive coordinator Perry Fewell as an "overlooked" candidate. Fewell, who had four head-coaching interviews two seasons ago, had none this time around.

"I’ll give you a name, Perry Fewell," Rivera said, referring to the Giants defensive coordinator. "He’s a great coach and I really think he should have been in the cycle."

"This guy went to the Super Bowl last year and helped design a [heck of a] defense," Rivera said. "Sometimes you do sit there and go, ‘Wow, some guys do get overlooked,’ and it’s happened to me, too. Hopefully Perry will have a great opportunity next year."