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OH. NO. Things Aren't Looking Good... Rivera: Too Much Blame On Clausen


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#1 Proudiddy

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

http://blogs.charlot...much-blame.html

Even for those of you that are not proponents of drafting a QB this year, the worst thing we could do is go in next season 'as-is'... I know he discussed the QB moves we could make before making this statement about Jimmy, but I don't like the way this is heading...

“I tried to listen to as many people and tried to figure out what had happened. Tried to watch as much tape and really take everything that was said to me, and evaluate it and decide what I believed. What I agreed with, what I disagreed with and draw my own conclusion,” Rivera said at the coaches' breakfast at the annual owners meetings.

“And I think he got too much of the blame. I think he shouldered too much of the responsibility. We have to – as I said before – continue to evaluate the process and see if there is somewhere that he fits for us. And we'll go through and see.”



#2 OchoNueve

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:41 AM

Smokesc... eh, not even going to say it.

#3 Cracka McNasty

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:41 AM

smooooooke screeeeeeeen

don't worry, I did.

#4 Proudiddy

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:43 AM

He did talk glowingly about Gabbert as well, so he may just be covering his bases in case another team is really interested in any of those guys... Idk...

#5 DeAngelo's #1 Fan(CRA)

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:43 AM

well, I agree w/ Rivera......put the only people who shoulder more blame are named Fox/Richardson and he ain't gonna say that.

but this

continue to evaluate the process and see if there is somewhere that he fits for us. And we'll go through and see

doesn't sound like a Clausen endorsment from Rivera...

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:52 AM

I don't think Clausen is as bad as what the 2010 season indicated. He did get more blame (a one Steve Smith dropped a bunch of catchable passes) than he deserved and shouldered too much responsibility.

That doesn't mean nor did Rivera say that means Clausen has been evaluated and seen as a starting QB in the NFL or even more importantly the franshise QB this team needs.

I don't think Clausen is the answer but he alone wasn't the reason the offense sucked last season either.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:52 AM

We are burning no bridges right now. Never know, clausen could turn out to be great.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

Rivera is 100% correct. The kid should have sat 1-2 years and developed in a system before seeing the field. Fox and his crew sucked, not only at coaching but decision making as well. They never should have put the kid out there.

I say sign/ trade for a vet that has a few years left, draft well and lets let the kid sit and see what happens. Trade out of #1 for sure.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:31 AM

I have never been a Clausen fan and do not think he is the future of the team but I have to agree with Riveria in that last years dismal offense was more than the QBs fault.There is a lot of blame to spread around.I think it starts with releasing Vincent and then the injuries.The previous year we were running all day to Vincents side.When the defenses realized we could not run it made it easier to make it hard for Moore and Clausen.We also released Moose,who was one of the better blocking WRs and Hoover.We had rookie wrs and no creativity in calling plays.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

He is simply increasing Clausen's trade value by this statement.

#11 The Saltman

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:37 AM

:willy_nilly:

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:45 AM

Not getting into this again.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:52 AM

I have never been a Clausen fan and do not think he is the future of the team but I have to agree with Riveria in that last years dismal offense was more than the QBs fault.There is a lot of blame to spread around.I think it starts with releasing Vincent and then the injuries.The previous year we were running all day to Vincents side.When the defenses realized we could not run it made it easier to make it hard for Moore and Clausen.We also released Moose,who was one of the better blocking WRs and Hoover.We had rookie wrs and no creativity in calling plays.


Carolina averaged 4.3 yards a carry which was 10th in the NFL.
Carolina was 13 in the NFL in rushing yards per game.

They did all that with a stacked box and the least threatening pass attack in the NFL.

Carolina could and did run the ball last year. They got off to the same slow start they did in 09 and 08. The only reason they weren't a top 5-7 ground attack was b/c there was zero pass threat.

Edited by CRA, 22 March 2011 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:54 AM

I'm getting bad vibes from this thread...

#15 riddel

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

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