Foxy was happy winning 3 games out of every four. It makes for a good record but for a lousy mentality. "eh, we lost 2 in a row, it's cool, we can win 6 in a row starting next week...welp, we lost our third, but we can start the win streak next week...". That's a loser's mentality. Rivera has brought along a "we will dominate every game" identity. I'm fuging stoked. And it's not annoying or brash like Rex Ryan, but very well thought out and confident.
Players can buy Rivera's motto. Thats the problem alot of these rah rah guys like Rex Ryan have, they say way too much and if it isn't followed up on, the players lose faith. Rivera sees strengths in our players and lets them know what they can become, and what they need to do to become that.
Statements about "dangling the carrot" in front of LaFell and "it's up to Jeff if he wants to play" are great because it makes players feel like they have control. When your on a 53 man team, things can feel out of reach, you can feel like you have no impact, but the truth is if everyone works together and works hard they all will have an impact.