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Panthers interviewing Ron Rivera

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does this same rehash of names not include harbaugh under the idea that JR is cheap?

Nope says we want a NFL assistant.

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Nope says we want a NFL assistant.

thanks. i figured they had short term memory about how the panthers spend money.

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Basically what I've heard from the national media, JR is cheap, will go after some mediocre assistant that he won't have to pay very much, won't even consider Harbaugh or Cowher. Probably nothing but speculation based on our payroll this one season with zero real inside knowledge.

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I don't get why people are not taking Rivera seriously. Rivera, imo, is more of a logical choice then Harbaugh for several reasons:

1) History has shown with the Panthers (which has only had 3 HCs) that they have gone the route of coordinators. Only once have they gone after a high profile head coach and that got them no where. There success has come from low profiled guys like Capers and Fox who both have led the Panthers to the playoffs and one Superbowl.

2) The two coordinators come from defensive backgrounds and likely is what Richardson likes. Rivera fits that profile for running an stong defense that is feared by most around the league.

3) The argument that "we need an offensive minded coach to succeed" is flawed. Rivera could easily bring in someone who has had success with other teams and develop Clausen (or Luck if he declares) along with the rest of the offense. John Ramsdell is a example of a guy that Rivera could possibly bring over from SD who has develop QBs like Kurt Warner and MVP Phillip Rivers.

4) Richardson wants to emulate the Steelers by controlling the clock stopping the run and run to set up the pass and if there is one thing Rivera knows about is those basic concept although I think Rivera would run more of an aggressive defense.

5) For those worried about him switching to a 3-4 defense, no worries because he has ran the 4-3 both in Chicago as a defensive coordinator and also in Philly as a LB coach. He could easily adapt back to the 4-3 scheme again.

So several reasons to hire Rivera as HC

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Basically what I've heard from the national media, JR is cheap, will go after some mediocre assistant that he won't have to pay very much, won't even consider Harbaugh or Cowher. Probably nothing but speculation based on our payroll this one season with zero real inside knowledge.

the national media knows that they make all thier money from viewers in large markets, so they concentrate on big market teams. It shows everyday how little they really know about smaller market teams in all sports. But, they don't have to care, because they get all thier pay from the larger markets.

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I don't get why people are not taking Rivera seriously. Rivera, imo, is more of a logical choice then Harbaugh for several reasons:

1) History has shown with the Panthers (which has only had 3 HCs) that they have gone the route of coordinators. Only once have they gone after a high profile head coach and that got them no where. There success has come from low profiled guys like Capers and Fox who both have led the Panthers to the playoffs and one Superbowl.

2) The two coordinators come from defensive backgrounds and likely is what Richardson likes. Rivera fits that profile for running an stong defense that is feared by most around the league.

3) The argument that "we need an offensive minded coach to succeed" is flawed. Rivera could easily bring in someone who has had success with other teams and develop Clausen (or Luck if he declares) along with the rest of the offense. John Ramsdell is a example of a guy that Rivera could possibly bring over from SD who has develop QBs like Kurt Warner and MVP Phillip Rivers.

4) Richardson wants to emulate the Steelers by controlling the clock stopping the run and run to set up the pass and if there is one thing Rivera knows about is those basic concept although I think Rivera would run more of an aggressive defense.

5) For those worried about him switching to a 3-4 defense, no worries because he has ran the 4-3 both in Chicago as a defensive coordinator and also in Philly as a LB coach. He could easily adapt back to the 4-3 scheme again.

So several reasons to hire Rivera as HC

ik i am pleasantly suprised and intrigued to hear his name come up.

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I don't get why people are not taking Rivera seriously. Rivera, imo, is more of a logical choice then Harbaugh for several reasons:

1) History has shown with the Panthers (which has only had 3 HCs) that they have gone the route of coordinators. Only once have they gone after a high profile head coach and that got them no where. There success has come from low profiled guys like Capers and Fox who both have led the Panthers to the playoffs and one Superbowl.

2) The two coordinators come from defensive backgrounds and likely is what Richardson likes. Rivera fits that profile for running an stong defense that is feared by most around the league.

3) The argument that "we need an offensive minded coach to succeed" is flawed. Rivera could easily bring in someone who has had success with other teams and develop Clausen (or Luck if he declares) along with the rest of the offense. John Ramsdell is a example of a guy that Rivera could possibly bring over from SD who has develop QBs like Kurt Warner and MVP Phillip Rivers.

4) Richardson wants to emulate the Steelers by controlling the clock stopping the run and run to set up the pass and if there is one thing Rivera knows about is those basic concept although I think Rivera would run more of an aggressive defense.

5) For those worried about him switching to a 3-4 defense, no worries because he has ran the 4-3 both in Chicago as a defensive coordinator and also in Philly as a LB coach. He could easily adapt back to the 4-3 scheme again.

So several reasons to hire Rivera as HC

The only thing I got out of this is that you don't want things to change much and you like boring football.

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The only thing I got out of this is that you don't want things to change much and you like boring football.

Wrong. If we are winning football games, it doesn't what style of defense/offense we run.

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