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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Circa 2007

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Did a little digging this morning. It's fun how the internet seems to be eternal these days. Let's take a look back at some forums from the off-season after 2006.

 

http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=137404

"Marty fired...Ron Rivera isn't out of the woods, yet. Reply: Who cares? I hope he leaves."

 

http://www.hbcusports.com/forums/showthread.php?56435-Ron-Rivera-won-t-be-back-with-Chicago-as-DC

"I'm fine with it. I think it was time for him to go anyway."

 

http://forum.go-bengals.com/index.php?/topic/28409-ron-rivera/ 

"Rivera is not worth it. He can't scheme and relies on good ballplayers to look good. Chicago has better players on D than we do--I think the D would actually take a step backwards with Rivera. "

 

"Agreed, though I don't think Rivera was so much the beneficiary of great talent so much as he was a shadow of Lovie Smith."

 

http://forum.goazcats.com/archive/index.php/t-60972.html

"It's Lovie's defense anyway. He's the one who brought in the scheme. i have no worries about Chicago's defense, barring injuries again, going into next year."

 

http://forums.chargers.com/archive/index.php/t-59239.html

"People are crying for Ron Rivera to become the DC. Go ask a bears fan and they'll tell you that he rarely ever blitzed, even less than Contrell. The reason he did so well on defense was that big middle linebacker some of you may know as Urlacher. Bears fans would get pissed off at how passive he was. But yet they still had a great defense when it came to players so it worked. So Rivera isn't the answer if you're looking for all out blitzes. "

 

Fun Facts:

 

Chicago Bears Records

2005: 11-5

2006: 13-3

2007(w/o Ron): 7-9

 

Points Allowed:

2005: 202 (1st)

2006: 255 (3rd)

2007(w/o Ron): 348 (16th)

 

This is the word of Ron for the people of Ron. Thanks be to Ron.

 

 

 

 

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The story is pretty similar in San Diego too. Ron has his faults, but his defensive pedigree (linebacker on the best defense ever, amazing linebacker coach, coached elite defenses in chicago and san diego, and constructed an elite defense from nothing in Carolina) is above reproach.

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he gud at defense

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So what you're saying is Ron will have his first SB ring has a coach this year? I can see that. 

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For real, say what you will about the dude, but the guy knows Defense. 

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