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Great Outlay of Ron Rivera's press conference.

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Felt this needed it's own thread...via our very own...

Mr. Scot

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Notes taken while watching the video (some have already been discussed, but I'm too tired to edit them)

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To call Rivera intense is an understatement. He's almost scary. I love to joke around, but I’d be frightened of joking with Rivera. If it isn’t funny, he might kill me with his stare.

I only saw Rivera crack a full smile once during the whole thing, and that was when he looked at his wife. For her part, it didn’t seem like she wanted to call attention to herself.

Listening to questions: Ramrod straight, hands in front, eyes on the reporter, almost like a military recruit. Answering questions: Hands behind back, rocking back and forth, speaking almost as much at you as to you. Honestly, his constantly standing at attention makes me feel like a slacker slouching in my chair.

I’m not sure Rivera has a low gear. Very much the type of person you’d expect from a military family. I could almost picture his dad being like a Hispanic version of R Lee Ermey.

Speaks like someone who has bought completely into the program. Everything is “we will do this” or “we will do that”.

You could call his philosophy for both sides of the ball the “Triple A” approach: Aggression, Adaptability and Attack.

Interested in some offensive guys that aren’t available right now (coaching on playoff teams).

Being innovative is important to him.

He will be in charge, and anybody that works for him will know it.

Rivera wants a “whole team” approach, i.e. rather than each unit just doing its own thing, the offense helps supplement the defense, the defense the offense, the special teams helps both units and vice versa. It’s a “big picture” approach.

Joe Person sounds like Adam Corolla.

Definitely came prepared for this interview process. I love that he did a breakdown of the roster prior to the whole thing, and in general I agreed with his opinions. I have a feeling that in the future there may be games where he gets outcoached or the team gets outplayed, but I wouldn’t bet on him getting outworked (heck, I’m exhausted just listening to him talk).

I’m not used to a guy this intense or a voice with no rasp.

Good news: Rivera wants a hybrid tight end, doesn’t like Fox’s “committee” approach (and Panther fans everywhere rejoice).

Likes to use the word “solid” when describing our players.

Pretty clear he plans to foster competition at the quarterback slot. He’ll give Clausen a chance, but understands the importance of a franchise QB thanks to his time spent with Philip Rivers.

You get the impression Rivera really hates to lose.

Doesn’t care for laziness either. Guys better be ready for training camp.

Is proud of his heritage, but doesn’t care to define himself in a way that limits him. Wants to relate equally to everyone regardless of differences.

Loved what he said about tackling. It’s a huge deal these days. Nobody wraps up because they’re all going for these “highlight reel” hits. Rivera won’t allow that.

Would love to know what players he met with.

Understands the value of holding his temper until it’s really time to let it go. Will “treat his guys like men” but won’t be afraid to get in their face if needed.

Believes in the “build through the draft” philosophy. Meshes well with what his playing days were like.

Rivera won’t throw his players under the bus.

Believes coaches must be teachers, and should take every opportunity to do so.

Coaching search will start with the prior staff members.

Definitely a face-to-face “show me” guy who’s not going to take anyone else’s opinions as gospel until he’s verified it for himself.

Wants a unified approach with coaches and personnel departments (that works well for the Steelers).

Getting to the big games isn’t good enough. You’ve got to win. And Jerry Richardson and his people are very committed to winning.

Will be very hands-on with the defensive staff. Guys with big egos better take notice of that before they sign on here.

Big believer in player conduct and setting an example in the community, Won’t allow his players to say that they aren’t role models. Last answer, saying he expected his players to carry themselves “like Carolina Panthers should carry themselves” likely went over really well with the team braintrust.

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Nice, now won't have to watch it again but...

Ramrod straight,

You disgust me.

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Nice...thanks

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Definitely needed it's own thread.

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excellent.. have to spread the rep before giving it to you again

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I have to wonder if he hasn't intimidated himself out of previous head coaching positions with his intensity.

He might be the guy to bust Smitty in the chops.

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It's an interesting thought :lol:

"Ron, we'd really like to hire you as our head coach but...well, we're afraid of you." :eek:

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Remember the Titans:

"Attitude reflects leadership"

I am very excited after watching the presser - I have a feeling that any coordinator, position coach or player that doesn't get on board with the goals won't be here long.

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Ron Rivera can piss his name into concrete. I was totally impressed with him and how agressive he wants this team to be.

By the way, Its been awhile since I have been on here...What the hell is pie?

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Ron Rivera can piss his name into concrete. I was totally impressed with him and how agressive he wants this team to be.

By the way, Its been awhile since I have been on here...What the hell is pie?

It's a type of food, usually made with a fruit of some sort and dough, but can be made in the Chicken Pop variety or the ever popular Pizza.

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It's a type of food, usually made with a fruit of some sort and dough, but can be made in the Chicken Pop variety or the ever popular Pizza.

Thanks very informative and helpful:dita:

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It's an interesting thought :lol:

"Ron, we'd really like to hire you as our head coach but...well, we're afraid of you." :eek:

Jerry Jones would probably feel like he'd been mugged after the interview.

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