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Of all the mistakes Hurney has made Rivera is the worst.

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#31 ckad79


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

As much as Rivera frustrates me, I don't want to turn into one of those teams that switches up the playbook every year either. It's easy to want to clean house when things aren't going well, but historically teams that lack patience don't win often either. I have no problem giving Rivera time to win because this team is young and has time to go through some growing pains. Well, with the exception of Smitty who I certainly feel sorry for.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Seen Harbaugh and the 49ers?

Yeah, but I don't think this is a fair comparison, as the 9ers already had a very solid D and they kept the same scheme from the previous regime. I know Harbaugh is a different caliber of coach in comparison to Rivera, but you have to remember that JH had coaching experience on different levels (not to mention coming from a family tree of coaches e.g. father and brother) and he couldn't have walked into a more ideal situtation than with SF, as all the 9ers need was re-tooliing and a new direction. The Panthers are trying to build a consistent winner (after years of mediocre drafting) AND trying to assimilate a new direction/philosophy. We need to give RR more time.

I'm 50/50 on Hurney. I think he shoulders more of the blame than he should, but it's hard to ignore that last few years of drafting subpar talent and trading valuable picks for players that would be on other teams' practice squad or turned out to be complete busts e.g. Duke Robinson, Everette Brown and Jeff Otah.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

I really hope Rivera is our coach to stick around, but its hard when you see guys like Harbaugh, Schiano and even Mularkey who are doing better off than us considering the circumstances.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

Sad thing is I suspect Richardson put him on a budget when searching for a coach because of the guys we interviewed were never gonna demand much money. Richardson needs to quit fuging around and spend on the best head coach he can find, regardless of the cost.

Jerry isn't cheap. Why do people think this?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

I don't think hiring Rivera comes even close to the trade up for Armanti, or even the trade up for Everette. A mistake no doubt, but not one that should have been so obviously wrong at the time as those two draft day trades. I'd also argue the handling if the peppers situation was worse. Should have traded him while he was on the franchise tag.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

well i know u guys hate stoic rivera but im not in the business of getting coaches fired after only a year and a half.

Hurney has had his chance and failed.

Rivera is still up for debate. it hasnt even been 2 full seasons yet ffs.

Put it to you this way. If we keep lossing and we have 3-13 or 2-14 season. Then this season may be Rivera last. George Seifert was fired in his second season after going 1-15 with the Panthers. So don't think it couldn't happen with Rivera as well.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

Not really sure that a "competent"HC even wants to work in Charlotte.... one look at the fanbase and how they call for the guillotines would scare anyone away

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

Not really sure that a "competent"HC even wants to work in Charlotte.... one look at the fanbase and how they call for the guillotines would scare anyone away

lol you really need to get a better idea of what a critical fanbase actually is

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

Jerry isn't cheap. Why do people think this?

No, Jerry isn't cheap per se. I think he is reactionary. Let me explain...

Think back to the days of Don Capers. Remember when Jerry wanted to sign him to like a 10 year contract after '96? That blew up on him when the team stagnated. So then he makes a high profile hire in Seifert, and that didn't work out. So he goes with a low profile John Fox, a cheap hire, then as soon as we see some success with him, Jerry makes him one of the highest paid coaches in the league. I guarantee the same thing would happen with Rivera should we suddenly start winning. Jerry would be ready to tear up his contract and pay him the big bucks. It just seems to me like overreaction after overreaction.

I don't think Jerry wants a high profile coach like Parcells or Jimmy Johnson (guys from the past) that become the face of the franchise. Remember before Rivera was hired, Marty talked about how they weren't going to let a coach direct how the franchise was run. They wanted someone who would follow Marty and Jerry's lead. That kinda rules out a high profile type guy. So they hire someone just thankful to be given the opportunity, and pay them little until they experience success.

So you are right in that JR will pay a coach big bucks, but he only does it after there has been some demonstrated success, and then he tends to go overboard. But he probably will never hire a high profile guy that he has to pay big bucks up front.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

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