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This Is A Big Year For Rivera (Playoffs Or Bust)


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#1 Seltzer

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

Of the 3 coaches prior to Rivera, the 2 successful coaches (Capers and Fox) both made the playoffs in their 2nd years.

I am very happy with Rivera thus far, but I expect the playoffs this year. Smitty has guaranteed it...

And as a die-hard fan and PSL owner, it has been long enough. 3 long years w/o the playoffs...

I was so pumped in 2008- only to be subjected to one of the most humiliating playoff losses of all time.

I took it in stride due to the great success of 2003 and 2005, but the time has come to start reclimbing the mountain.

We have the OROY in Newton and a lot of offensive playmakers. Rivera's calling card has been defense.

He has a full draft and off-season to put his stamp on the defense. No more excuses- the playoffs are expected!!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

I mean.... I disagree. If we don't make the playoffs, I wouldn't say bust. I sure hope that we do, and believe that we have a chance. But if Rivera doesn't make the playoffs a year after possessing the worst team in the league, and then a year after having the #9 in a tough division, I wouldn't say it was a bust or failure of a season.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

I'm sure Rivera's own expectations are higher.

That being said, his job won't be on the line this year.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

This would be the year to make a playoff push given the saints suspensions, Bucs going through a rebuilding, the Falcons will be our biggest problem.

Which is why we should draft a CB that can cover Julio effectively.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Fug the Super Bowl, we're winning the Stanley Cup

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

I'm expecting this team to go to the playoffs. I'm sure Rivera's are even higher.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

I would be happy with a winning season. If that is god enough for a playoff spot, then great. If we go 10-6 like Tampa did 2 years ago and still not make the playoffs, I can't say we will be a bust. I would just hope that we are still in the race the last game of the season instead of out of it by the bye week,

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:52 PM

Any improvement, even a 7-9 season, and RR won't be a bust. Given, I think we'll do a lot better than that, hopefully double digit wins and playoffs, but I think as long as we're heading in the right direction Rivera will be our coach for a long while.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

I'd settle for an NFC South banner this season.....

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:20 AM

Stupid thread.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:20 AM

Fug the Super Bowl, we're winning the Stanley Cup


Dude....Hell yes.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:25 AM

You realize we're still in the NFC South, right? This division is loaded, so a winning season would be huge.