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The root cause behind Rivera's poor decisions

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To let a team run the same play 6 times in a row with 2:30 mins left...I just can't..

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For Smittyceo, this thread was started to talk about Rivera's decisions. There are maybe 6 other bash Cam threads, so I think that's adequately covered elsewhere.

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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.

Cam has made costly mistakes, Smitty has made costly mistakes. But guess fuging what? This thread isn't about them.

Ron Cocksucker Rivera has made a costly, potential game losing, mistake in EVERY GAME this year. So fuging what if a player made a mistake that cost a game, they are players, they are going to make a mistake, but when your motherfuging coach is making a game flushing mistake EVERY GAME then he fuging sucks and needs to be replaced. He's the fuging coach, he's not supposed to be one of the reasons that we lose EVERY TIME.

Sure a coach might blow a decision or a call and cost a game here and there, but they aren't supposed to be one of the bullets on the list when you go over the reasons that you lost the game, EVERY fuging WEEK.

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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.

Newton didn't give up a hail mary past midfield with less than a minute to go in Atlanta.

Newton didn't cause Louis Murphy to not get 1 foot and score the play before the dirtball at Seattle.

Stewart averaged 2.5 a carry today and looked about as average as it gets. fug that guy, right?

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Your post is spot on really, dood is a complete fuging failure as a coach.

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Anyone want to count how many yards on average Rivera gave up not punting it down field?

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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.

You. Are. An. Idiot.

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

did you forget who the kicker was? i wouldn't tust him either....whch goes back to the OP.

i think he does have a fear of failure and he doesn't trust his players, BUT his players haven't really given him a lot of reason to be trusted.

it's a failure from top to bottom. coaches aren't coaching to their potential. players aren't playing to their potential.

rivera is scared of losing and his coaching reflects that. he tries to play it soft and safe and they end up losing.

the players are making a ton of crappy mistakes that is costing them games. those INTs of cam's...one was on olsen, the other on smitty. lot's of dumb mistakes in every game that played a huge part in each loss.

they are making a lot of mental errors and i'm not sure what can be done to fix that, but then i'm not a head coach which is kind of their job in helping to stop making stupid mistakes.

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Rayzor, I agree with you, but at some point you've got to put your trust in the team. If you don't, it is the same as walking up to them and saying "I don't think you're good enough."

It may not stop the losing, and that's why you continue to improve the roster, but you have to let the players play. That last drive by the Bears was demoralizing. Send 7 on one play, or play tight man, and give someone a chance to make a play.

What he did at the end took the players out of the game. The same players that played their butts off all game. How would you feel right now if you were one of our defensive players?

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Players take on the personality of their coaches. So if the coach is scared they play scared which lead to poor performance on the field..

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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.

THIS... is the real reason we lost.... what coach in their right mind does that poo over and over? I honestly think we have been tackling better this year on kickoffs.... then when they take out big blockers.... and we STILL don't kick it down field? wow

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THIS... is the real reason we lost.... what coach in their right mind does that poo over and over? I honestly think we have been tackling better this year on kickoffs.... then when they take out big blockers.... and we STILL don't kick it down field? wow

Add to that the fact that we actually were punting to him early in the game and kept him contained. It blows my mind as well.

And we probably shouldn't mention the fact that we signed every ST specialist we could find in the offseason, yet still don't trust them to make a play.

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