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Rivera should be praised for fielding a prepared team

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Wow, professionals showing up to work! The fourth game of the season they haven't quit!

Hand it to Rivera! I don't know how he does it.

Ron Rivera is a conservative coach. I'm done defending him. He isn't the answer.

I usually like what you post here in general... But you have turned into quite the sour puss here as of late. Just try and get it over it. It SUCKED that we lost that game, no doubt about it. I also know that you are mostly objective in regards to this team... So I ask you to think about what you're saying and implying...

Yes he's a second year head coach... Yes he's made some mistakes, but so have the players on the field.

People can't be this blind and downright hateful because of a loss... I get venting for a few hrs after the game, I myself was Rabid the rest of the afternoon. If Cam holds onto that ball we win, and this is completely different. It's not Riveras fault, it's not Cam's fault... It's cliche but true in all sports... You win or lose as a team.

We gotta move past this just like our players have to and keep churning our legs... If not we will be 4-12 or God knows how bad it could be. Keep your heads in the game, it's a long season in which anything can happen. I'm still very optimistic about where we will go this year. Everybody knows we blew that game, hell even an Atlanta writer said as much on ESPN radio... But we have to move past it in order to get better. That goes for the team and the fan base.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link... Nobody wants this season to be a disappointment... Not you or anybody.

Fighting through this adversity will build the character of this team... Like it or not, there's A lot of truth in everything I just said

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My only issue was Chud's playcalling at the end of the game....

I would have went for it on 4th and 1...but I understand the decision

Sorry, i was not clear...Chud's playcalling the last 2 possessions was my problem....He was channeling his inner John Fox....

90% of NFL coaches would have punted

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Fantastic post...

The defenseive scheme was on point.. Just some execution issues in the nameless secondary and poor tackling by everyone. If we actually had a legitimate FS starting it would have been a better outcome.

Rivera did not tell the gang..hey nakamura just stare down Roddy White and let him get behind you..

Players make plays..but not our players last week...apologies to Newton and Charles Johnson and Frank Alexander.

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I agree with the majority of your post. But I knew nakamura had no business in there before that last drive. The same thing happened on that bomb td pass to white earlier in the game. He had been allowing white to get behind him all game, then falling backwards in front of him allowing the completion and preventing others from making a play on the ball. I fully expect Rivera to handle it the same way he handled Adams. No jersey for nakamura next week.

I'm not sure if putting in a completely unprepared Martin would have been smart.

In hindsight, yeah, but otherwise, I dunno. Next game, he should focus on having his depth prepared as well.

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Damn, Mega.

You need to get a job at a newspaper or website. Felt like I was reading a well-written article.

Kudos.

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WTNY!

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The only one I want to get rid of is the first person who talked about Rivera being "stoic"! Quit using that fuging term! Just like people can't say a team or player's name without putting "a" or "an" in front! So played out!

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Rivera showed everybody that he's willing to make huge adjustments when things aren't working even though he also showed that he still has a lot to learn in this league. Rivera is a lot more active running the team than many think and can be down right aggressive with his calls. People who think that this team looking competitive on Sunday was completely by accident should be ashamed. Let's hope that Rivera and the rest of the team learn a lot from this game and leave Atlanta thinking about how different and improved they looked compared to last week instead of "We did the best we could and we're still bad." A lot of huddlers think like this and these kinda thoughts lead to 2-14 seasons, depression, masturbating in rage, and autism.

TL;DR moral victory, huddle dumb, Rivera 2016, RA RA

Mega, just wondering how you know this?

I appreciate your perspective on it, and true, for THIS game, Rivera deserves credit for having our team prepared to play one of the best teams in the NFL. We had them beat had the game been about 1 minute shorter.

That being said, there is a lot of evidence that suggests he isn't "active" running the team, nor aggressive in doing so.

The infamous "we played too soft in coverage" quote after the Giants game is a fine example. It suggests he does very little on gameday. Now, it appears when a final say is needed, he makes the decision (punt on 4th and 1, timeouts, etc.), but otherwise, it appears he lets the coordinators do their thing on gameday.

I'm sure he plays a role in adjustments but I get the feeling he is not very involved from play to play on either side of the ball in terms of strategy, selection, etc.

Secondly, I can't be happy with him having our team prepared to play Atlanta. Why? Because what happened the first 3 weeks? What happened to having a full offseason to prepare "attacking" and imposing our will on Tampon Bay? What happened to having our team prepared to play New York in Cam's first national primetime appearance?

Those losses were beyond embarrassing, all things considered.

He had us prepared to play for the first time, legitimately, against a full squad and coaching staff, in the 4th week of the season. So were the first 3 weeks just practice?

It's inexcusable.

No, we can't win every game and we won't win every game no matter how good our team is - just ask the Patriots. BUT, we should be PREPARED every week. All of these moral victories are for the birds. Yes, we are young, but when is it time for us to expect more and quit mistaking mediocre performances for improvement and progress?

This is the NFL. He should have us prepared EVERY week. What happened with Tampa Bay and NY should not have even been possible. So, I'm not going to pat him on the back for doing what he's supposed to do every week. It's his job. And in addition to that, it can be argued that his in-game decisions are what lost us the game he had us prepared for.

I truly hope he proves to be "the right guy for the job," but the results are trending differently as of right now. I hope he gets it together because I'm tired of getting halfway through each season only to realize, "Well, we should be consistent and competitive next year with our new draft picks!"

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Ummm he benched joe right after his second fumble but after nakamura was toasted roasted and coated no dice?

Tbh I guess that shows his faith in Martin.

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Wow, professionals showing up to work! The fourth game of the season they haven't quit!

Hand it to Rivera! I don't know how he does it.

Ron Rivera is a conservative coach. I'm done defending him. He isn't the answer.

Acting just like his IDOL, grab you're towel and go sit on the bench son.

START JC yo

P.S was very happy to see Cam getting coached up actually looking and reviewing coverages SUPERBOWL 13-3

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A coach in his sophomore season as an NFL head coach is going to experience growing pains just like a 2nd-year, 23yr old QB will.

Rivera's clock management is an issue that I hope he will address along with any personnel moves.

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5-11 or less...Rivera has to go

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