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The root cause behind Rivera's poor decisions

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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.

"ace's" as they were referred to.... lmfao, what a joke for keeping a low budget ST

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How we let them run the exact same poo to win the game is what I want to know

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Rivera was scared of Hester because he killed us last year. I have no idea what he was thinking on the field goal or lack thereof before the end of the half. If it was a 60 yard kick, sure, but 50 yards?? In the NFL????

There is such a fine line in the NFL between winners and losers such that if your coaching staff doesnt think you can make plays to win and doesn't expect to win then your team really has no chance. This team reminds me a lot more of the 1-15 squad than any other group in Panthers history. A team that makes enough plays to win but manages to lose in miraculous fashion, being led by a brain dead idiot and mediocre assistants.

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Yeah, those squib kicks pretty much revealed the fear in Rivera. Right now he's afraid of losing his job. So with all that fear running around, we could have been ahead by 30 pts, the Bears would have come back and won the game. I said I lost complete confidence in this coaching staff after the Dallas game, but I'm sure there are still some of you, who want Rivera back next year if we start winning some games. Yet let's be real, the guy made no real adjustments after the Giants primetime beatdown, he made no adjustments after our bye week, and he was scared stiff by Hurney's firing to make some adjustments for the Bears game. If it takes fear to bring out adjustments, he got to go.

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Cutler hadn't completed a deep pass all day, but we went into a prevent defense... smh

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Someone on the Huddle said that RR lack the killer instinct...

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The root cause... Simple.

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Rivera is so conservative he makes John Fox look like Michael Moore.

Bada dum

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I think Rivera simply isn't head coach material in terms of strategic thinking. It doesn't mean he is not smart. It's just not everyone's strong point.

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I would not mind having him as a DC, having one third of the responsibilities. Head coaching is just too much for him to handle.

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I would not mind having him as a DC, having one third of the responsibilities. Head coaching is just too much for him to handle.

But, technically Zod, it appears that he still only has 1/3 of the responsibilities even now as a HC. From pressers and comments he's made, it appears he gives the coordinators full autonomy in games, so all he is managing is timeouts and other situationals, but he doesn't oversee playcalling at all.

He seems to do a lot less than most HCs, so he shouldn't be making the mistakes he's making.

I hate that we were the team that decided to give him his chance considering 9 others didn't, and for good reason - he's in over his head.

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But, technically Zod, it appears that he still only has 1/3 of the responsibilities even now as a HC. From pressers and comments he's made, it appears he gives the coordinators full autonomy in games, so all he is managing is timeouts and other situationals, but he doesn't oversee playcalling at all.

He seems to do a lot less than most HCs, so he shouldn't be making the mistakes he's making.

I hate that we were the team that decided to give him his chance considering 9 others didn't, and for good reason - he's in over his head.

He took the blame for playing soft coverage on the final drive, saying "I wanted to keep them in front of us". This seems to imply that he doesn't exactly give his coordinators exactly full autonomy.

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