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Ron Rivera Scared

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Listen I can understand it but kicking it to their 40 every single drive, even with the defense playing amazing, you were putting a ton of pressure on both sides of the ball for us. How many Carolina drives started within their 20? This score could have been much worse. At some point as the head coach you have to say "I believe in the team that I coach". Frankly, to have such little faith in his special team is shocking to me. I can understand the punt call but at some point you have to take a shot.

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take a shot at what?

kicking and punting the way we did was great strategy.

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So on a great Sunday afternoon, a day where the Carolina Panthers could possibly salvage what has turned out to be an awful season. Ron Rivera coached like a desperate man truly afraid of losing his job. Ron Rivera called plays much like a 15 year old would call plays on Madden. The first half Ron Rivera played ballsy....then he got SCARED.

Ron Rivera made it painfully obvious that he was terrified of Devin Hester's kick returning prowess and invented a new onside squib kick (if you can call it that). Ron Rivera in the fourth quarter was terrified of a big play giving plenty of space to a Brandon Marshall and Earl Bennett.

Rivera's scared coaching trickled down to the players. Captain Munnerlyn was terrified of even fair catching a punt. Brad Nortman so focused on kicking out of bounds kicks it out of bounds for a great length of six yards. DeAngelo Williams so focused on not fumbling trips over his own guards feet. This team was SCARED.

Dont forget that he was scared to kick a field goal at the end of the half because of the "swirling wind." Instead, he opted for the much more successful hail mary.

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take a shot at what?

kicking and punting the way we did was great strategy.

take the link out of your quote, please.

thanks.

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Dont forget that he was scared to kick a field goal at the end of the half because of the "swirling wind." Instead, he opted for the much more successful hail mary.

i saw someone point out yesterday that no one has even attempted a hail mary in that situation since '02.

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i saw someone point out yesterday that no one has even attempted a hail mary in that situation since '02.

The element of surprise is always on our side. Nobody can predict our next move. Next week: The third down punt.

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take a shot at what?

kicking and punting the way we did was great strategy.

A shot was a bad word. I meant take a chance on your special teams unit. Giving up good field position on every kickoff takes a toll on your defense. Really in the Bears touchdown drive there were only two significant plays. An 11 yard catch by Marshall and a 14 yard catch by Forte. When the Bears pulled their main blockers and started putting in receivers and tail backs on the special teams unit at least have some faith in your team to make a play on Hester.

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If they had kicked to Hester and he burned them you can bet your ass everyone here would be ripping him for it.

If they had been playing tight coverage and Marshall caught a deep ball and scored at TD everyone would be pointing to the Atlanta game and ripping him for letting a receiver get deep.

I think he's a weak coach but it's just getting silly to the point of absurdity here in finding things to complain about.

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A shot was a bad word. I meant take a chance on your special teams unit. Giving up good field position on every kickoff takes a toll on your defense. Really in the Bears touchdown drive there were only two significant plays. An 11 yard catch by Marshall and a 14 yard catch by Forte. When the Bears pulled their main blockers and started putting in receivers and tail backs on the special teams unit at least have some faith in your team to make a play on Hester.

Why? it worked all day.

I think what your quoting there is the shanked punt possession.That wasn't RR fault.

The undeniable truth is that the kicking strategy worked. It took away a weapon.

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Here are some other undeniable truths. We started behind the 20 five times that game. Devin Hester has returned 5 kick returns for touchdowns in his carrier. 151 other times he's been stopped. To say that the special teams unit couldn't make a stop when primary blockers aren't on the field is embarrassing. That shows a lack of faith in every player on that special teams unit.

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