I can't believe it, but I miss Fox too. It's too bad Hurney and JR ran him out of town with that poo team they gave him last year. At least with Fox we were disciplined and played defense
Our defense isn't the biggest difference. We have a lot of injuries this year. It's our offense that's not efficient compared to Fox's teams. Fox believed in efficiency. He was just TOO damn conservative. Didn't take chances late in the game when we needed to.
Going for it on 4th downs. Taking more shots at TD's against high powered offenses versus FG, when a FG wasn't going to hold them. Fox put too much on his defense and no defense can stand a chance against very high powered offenses with laser accurate QB's.
My issue was Jake/Fox combo. It just became a problem because they no longer adapted as a coach/QB combination. But keeping one, and separating them, would have been much smarter than getting rid of both. We could have kept Fox until a QB was ready to take the reigns, or vice-versa. But with both a rookie HC and a rookie QB, you have major problems.
It's going to take a long time before we can find proper replacements and we have positioned ourselves for continuing this trend of replacing top positions. We might not yet have the answer with neither, Newton or Rivera, and that's what I was afraid of most.
If Newton starts playing but we change coaches, that right there can still create an issue. If Rivera ends up being a good coach but we have to change QB's again, that will once again cause issues if we can't find a good QB. I'm bracing myself for an unpredictable number of years of suck thanks to some very horrible decisions up top the past couple of years.
Not confident at all in this team, coach or Cam Newton going forward based on this season.
Edited by Showtime, 11 December 2011 - 06:00 PM.