i knew that we weren't getting someone in the bill parcells/bell cowher raving lunatic on the sidelines. i knew enough about him and had read enough from fellow players and those he's coached with to know his temperament and demeanor and i was fine with it. my first choice was jim harbaugh who isn't exactly quiet on the sidelines. he just didn't have any desire to leave that area out there. that's a whole other discussion from a long time ago.
This is one of those deals that, had we been winning, wouldn't even be a discussion... if we win 3 or 4 games, no one will say "why did Rivera do that?"
Rivera did seem at first to me to be the sort of "hard ass" coach, in the likes of Parcells, etc. It turns out he's not... and that's not necessarily bad or good... he just doesn't fit the mold I think a lot of us assumed he would... and it makes people question, esp when we lose and he just stands there on the sidelines expressionless. I have no clue what goes on in the lockerroom or on the practice field... so hopefully we're all just idiot fans and he really does know what he's doing. I'm perfectly happy with that if it's the case.
point was...i don't/didn't really care what their temperament or demeanor was. i just wanted someone who could mold the young guys they were getting and create a winning culture. i don't care how it's done as long as it is done. it doesn't bother me that it isn't done yet because, as i've said before, it's still early and contrary to what others believe, he hasn't had enough time to get everything where it could/should be. he's only into the 4th week of his second season and that just isn't enough time, imo, to accurately gauge what he can do with these guys. they give these guys 4-5 year deals for a reason.