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[b]Worst Coaching Decision of the Year[/b]

[color=#000000][font=Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif][b]Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers[/b][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif]It was a terrible process and an even worse outcome. Why on earth did Ron Rivera think that his $102.8 million backfield of Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams, and Jonathan Stewart (let alone Mike Tolbert) couldn't pick up a half yard against the Falcons with a one-point lead and 1:44 left? They'd actually done it on third down, only for Newton to fumble backward after converting and fall on the ball short of the sticks again. They're now 34-for-41 (82.9 percent) converting runs on third- or fourth-and-1 into first downs since Rivera took over. Instead, Rivera punted, and while Carolina did manage to put the ball on the Atlanta 1-yard line, the Falcons drove 77 yards in 49 seconds and kicked the game-winning field goal with 10 seconds to spare. [url="http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/39772/analytics-rivera-made-wrong-choice"]ESPN Stats & Information calculated[/url]that Rivera decreased his team's chances of winning by 26.1 percent by punting, and that's without adjusting for how good Carolina is in short yardage. Rivera could have not watched a single second of Atlanta film all week and it would have been less damaging to his team's chances of winning than punting in that situation.[/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif][url="http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8877165/bill-barnwell-nfl-coaches"]http://www.grantland...ell-nfl-coaches[/url][/font][/color]
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the pain. it's all coming back to me now.
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please don't remind me of that game.

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Still tough one to handle...Spent all that week " how the Fug did we lose that game?!!"...
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It's a process...
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of all teams to lose to in a bullshit way it had to be the falcons

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sounds about right

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but...but...but... he did it "by the book!"


meh.

you can't protect a lead by giving the other team the opportunity to score. we gave it to them. we invited them. we laid out the red carpet. all they needed to do was take us up on it, which they did...as did the other teams we allowed to have the ball in clutch time with a small lead.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRACH5tOnq4&sns=em
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That one play could have changed our entire season. I truly believe that.
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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1359128144' post='2114232']
That one play could have changed our entire season. I truly believe that.
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As do I.

I'm still pissed.

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We win!





wait

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One of Ron Rivera's worst moments of many this year.

In fairness, the Panthers were surprisingly less successful during 4th downs in 2012 than compared to 3rd down. Nonetheless, Barnwell, kinda cobbled the numbers together to make his argument stronger by including 3rd dwn conversions that the Panthers were very successful at. He didn't have to. You play to win, not to lose. You don't have to make apologies or skew the numbers for that (unless your team is just plain bad at 4th down conversions). It was still a bad decision by Rivera. It was only inches.

I actually thought the article was going to be about the "Worst Coach" In The NFL. And I wouldn't have been surprised if I saw Ron Rivera on or leading that list. LOL.

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But he learned from it!

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barf

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Pretty sure Chud called the play... Although Rivera should've stepped up and said "Chud you're going full retard" I still blame Ol' Chud

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Rivera could have stayed at home and it wouid have been less damaging to his team's chances of victory.

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[quote name='rscott94' timestamp='1359129441' post='2114257']
Pretty sure Chud called the play... Although Rivera should've stepped up and said "Chud you're going full retard" I still blame Ol' Chud
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Chud doesn't make the call to punt. That's all on the Head Coach. Had Ron decided to go for it, it would have then been up to Chud to decide what play to run.

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Surprise, Surprise another Grantland article bashing the Panthers. The worst coaching decision this year was John Fox deciding to stay conservative (in a playoff game) and run the ball on 3rd and 7 to ice the game against the Ravens. You've got Peyton Manning as your QB and you run the ball to ice the game?!?!? Everyone knew it was coming, it's John fugn Fox.

Bill Barnwell is a fat looking assclown why anyone posts his poo is beyond me.
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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1359129675' post='2114260']

Chud doesn't make the call to punt. That's all on the Head Coach. Had Ron decided to go for it, it would have then been up to Chud to decide what play to run.
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Touche sir... Touche

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[quote name='skarbar001' timestamp='1359129853' post='2114262']
Surprise, Surprise another Grantland article bashing the Panthers. The worst coaching decision this year was John Fox deciding to stay conservative (in a playoff game) and run the ball on 3rd and 7 to ice the game against the Ravens. You've got Peyton Manning as your QB and you run the ball to ice the game?!?!? Everyone knew it was coming, it's John fugn Fox.

[b]Bill Barnwell is a fat looking assclown why anyone posts his poo is beyond me.[/b]
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Good point...

That's a good description sir.. Now I know what he looks like

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this game could have turned around our season

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I want this Barnwell's job. How much does he paid to state the obvious?

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[quote name='rscott94' timestamp='1359129441' post='2114257']
Pretty sure Chud called the play... Although Rivera should've stepped up and said "Chud you're going full retard" I still blame Ol' Chud
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chud made the decision to punt?

shouldn't have been his call.

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[quote name='skarbar001' timestamp='1359129853' post='2114262']
Surprise, Surprise another Grantland article bashing the Panthers. The worst coaching decision this year was John Fox deciding to stay conservative (in a playoff game) and run the ball on 3rd and 7 to ice the game against the Ravens. You've got Peyton Manning as your QB and you run the ball to ice the game?!?!? Everyone knew it was coming, it's John fugn Fox.

Bill Barnwell is a fat looking assclown why anyone posts his poo is beyond me.
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it's basically the same thing.

conservative call at the worst possible time. you give the other team an opportunity to win/tie rather than you finding a way to keep the ball and the win.

it's making the mistake of trusting your defense to protect the lead in an era that heavily favors the deep pass. it's dumb.

if this was the only time that rivera made calls like this last year, i'd consider it an abberation, but it wasn't.
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