A good coach could take the talent on this team and win...but that's really not the issue...the issue is teams come out and play their game plan against Rivera and he does nothing to adjust and even when the Panthers are in the game poor play calls, clock management and bend not break defense mentality kill our chances of winning close games.
Rivera is not a good coach. That's obvious. Why should we have to wait 2 or 3 years to achieve 500? One year is enough and in my opinion too much in the NFL. The only break I'll give Rivera was the lockout...that's over....there are no excuses for the poor coaching I've seen.
Are you serious? Elite quarterbacks like peyton, eli manning, Drew Brees were poo in their first couple of seasons, Aaron Rodgers was able to sit behind favre for years and learn from him without putting his feet to the fire, he may have very well been poo just like the other elite quarterbacks his first few years.
It takes time to develop quarterbacks there is no proof otherwise that it doesn't.