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Happy Panther

The myth of the new coach success.

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The 2007 Falcons were actually a pretty good team, but they were coached by Bobby Petrino who left before the season was over. Likewise, the Dolphins and Jets had decent teams but bad head coaches (Cam Cameron, Eric Mangini) and the 2007 Ravens might have been better too had Steve McNair been able to stay healthy.

Hey I thought we had a bad coach last year too!

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Hey I thought we had a bad coach last year too!

We had a bad lots of things last season.

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Which do you want...we have no chance to win games, or we are competing every game?

2010:

Offense

Total: 32nd

Passing: 32nd

Rushing: 13th

Defense

Total: 18th

Passing: 11th

Rushing: 23rd

Currently:

Offense

Total: 3rd

Passing: 3rd

Rushing: 16th

Defense

Total: 16th

Passing: 7th

Rushing: 31st

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We had a bad lots of things last season.

Lame duck coach and terrible QB.

Both are fixed so we are running out of excuses I think.

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Did you look at any of the previous records?

For example, The Cardinals were 5-11 before Wisenhunt lead them to 8-8. 3 game difference, meaning Rivera only has to lead this team to 5 wins to get him on your list.

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Which do you want...we have no chance to win games, or we are competing every game?

I want to win games.

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We had a bad lots of things last season.

We had poor coaching and a poor coaching staff. Everything else is very good or good enough to compete.

Happy Panther is right, "new coach" is no excuse, as was illustrated in the OP. When we factor in that two other excuses-rookie QB and new system-have been nothing but advantageous to us-the excuses for our losing record are wearing pretty thin.

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Did you look at any of the previous records? or the rankings of any of the teams as far as offense and defense?

Yes I looked at all the records. Plenty of big time turnarounds in the first year.

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Well if all of those coaches had come in to the exact same situation, you might have an argument, but they didn't. Hell, every one of those guys had extra practices, compared to the veteran coaches, while Rivera actually had practice time taken away from him.

And once again, we're only going in to week 4. We have no idea how good this team can be going forward or what their final record will be.

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Well if all of those coaches had come in to the exact same situation, you might have an argument, but they didn't. Hell, every one of those guys had extra practices, compared to the veteran coaches, while Rivera actually had practice time taken away from him.

The other new coaches in 2011 are doing just fine.

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