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Marguide

The root cause behind Rivera's poor decisions

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Marguide    3,357

This is something that has been consistent since the end of last year. Ron's poor decision making is always due to not trusting the players. Cases in point from today:

1) Ron doesn't try a 51 yard field goal to end the half because he didn't trust Medlock to make it (even though we had nothing to lose if he missed it)

2) The strategy today on kick offs and punts because he didn't trust the ST's to make a tackle. We were lucky to even be in the game, putting the D on the field with the Bears at the 40 or better on multiple drives, and having the O starting out inside the 15 consistently. Then Nortman shanks the punt trying to punt the ball out of bounds. It would have been hard for Hester to have a greater impact on the game today than he did without even touching the ball.

3) Telling the D to play soft zone at the end allowing the Bears to methodically march down the field without resistance.

This is a recurring theme, and one I've complained about going back to last year. Ron tries to coach around perceived weaknesses, and it has bitten him in the butt more than it has succeeded. And it's a double whammy, because the players get the message as well that they aren't trusted to do their jobs.

Ron's problem is fear of failure, and I see no indication that he has changed in this regard since the day he was hired.

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davos    3,855

lack of round things, cajoles...etc. etc.

He seems like such a stand up nice guy but its glaringly obvious he can't excel at HC in the big league

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CRA    12,270

Ron passed on several 50ish yard kicks early last year.....always had an excuse

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Ron passed on several 50ish yard kicks early last year.....always had an excuse

Well he had a legit one with Mare.

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TheRed    18,251

Why bother discussing his deficiencies. We already know he sucks at pretty much his whole job. Now fire him.

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Marguide    3,357

The thing that really got me today is how much he let Hester effect us. The equivalent in the Giants game would've been to have 3 guys block Pierre-Paul all game while giving up sack after sack to other players.

I honestly think Hester was the Bears' MVP today.

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Sword    44

This team plays and is coached like they are afraid to lose the game so much that they let the other team just go win it.

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Davis83    107

Denver kicked a FG with 3 sec to end the half from the 11 yd line................and they have Peyton Manning?

Just saying....... you take the higher % play - hail marry aint it

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smittyceo    12

Ron Rivera didn't fumble & blow the Atlanta game.

Ron Rivera didn't make a horrible pass to a wide open TE to win the Seattle game.

Rivera sucks, but if you can blame him for losses then Cam should be held responsible also.

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