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Rivera Will Take More Active Defensive Role

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With all the recent draft and undrafted free agent talk I feel some focus needs to be brought back to the coaching staff, mainly Ron Rivera who recently said...

Now that I've gone through the first season and understand what's expected of me, I think I can help a little bit more on the defensive side. One thing you learn and adjust to is really what's needed or what's called upon for a head coach to do in terms of his duties. That was a little bit different for me, obviously, and I can be involved more with that side of the ball.

We all tend to forget that last season Rivera was a rookie as well. Adjusting to a new job with new responsibilities can be daunting for anyone. Surely there is as big a learning curve for a first time NFL head coach as there is for any player coming into the NFL. Players, Coaches, Media, Politics, all being juggled at the same time all the while trying to keep your team focused.

Making the transition exponentially more difficult was being thrown into coaching 70+ players in training camp without the luxury of off season workouts to learn their personalities and begin developing a chemistry.

Coaching a team without knowing the character of that team. Not good.

Now that Rivera has a better feel for the job and understands what can be delegated and to whom, we should see a big improvement on the coaching of defensive side of the ball.

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I hope we see some better game time decisions from Rivera as well - he made some real stinkers last season.

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I hope we see some better game time decisions from Rivera as well - he made some real stinkers last season.

Well maybe we found out way he didn't let Mare attempt all those fg attempt early in the season.

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This is what I think of when Zod promotes his own threads to articles.

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Rivera, so you wasnt as active last season?

Are you nuts? You're the head coach and your specialty is defense. Your head is on the line everyday, and now you finally noticed that you need to be more active. Cmon chico!

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Rivera, so you wasnt as active last season?

Are you nuts? You're the head coach and your specialty is defense. Your head is on the line everyday, and now you finally noticed that you need to be more active. Cmon chico!

Rivera was also a first year HC with no offseason....

Can't really fault him for having lots of balls to juggle

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Rivera, so you wasnt as active last season?

Are you nuts? You're the head coach and your specialty is defense. Your head is on the line everyday, and now you finally noticed that you need to be more active. Cmon chico!

That's why they have coordinators. Just happens that ours is questionable and Rivera needs to help him.

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The jury is still out for ginger mcdermott this year also

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I just hope that he took some clock management courses during the offseason.

That was one of the big glaring weaknesses all last season.

So long as he took clock management 101, 102,103, and advanced clock managemt under stressful conditions... I think we'll be aight

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I hope taht this is a good thing, but with our defensive starters back, the setup should be much easier.

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