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Duffguy

Ron Rivera Scared

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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.

The difference is Atl had under a minute and started at the 1. Chicago had over 2 minutes and started at the 22. Chicago had time to dink and dunk their way down into FG range and that's what we should have defended. Atl's only real chance was hitting a long bomb, so that's what we should have defended. Both situations were handled the opposite of how they should have been.

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I'm not saying it was the best strategy but people want to bash the coaching now, it's the popular thing to do. We know by now this team sucks but it's become a competition to figure out how to blame every single thing on the coaching staff as if people don't want to pin an ounce of blame on the players for bad play.

It was a highly flawed strategy. Rivera got lucky that our D played out of their minds and kept those short fields from hurting us more than they did. And yes, it resulted in our O being backed up on a number of possessions.

On the final drive, he did not put the players in a position in which they could make a play. He talks about this every press conference...how someone has to step up and make a play. What chance did our ST's guys have to make a good tackle on Hester? What chance did Medlock have to make a FG at the end of the half? What chance did Norman have to get a pick in the last drive playing 10 yards off the receiver? You get the point. Players can't make those game-changing plays unless you give them the opportunity, and Rivera doesn't on way too many occasions.

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I don't blame him for the decision, but do we really want to go forward in games with a coach that has a complete lack of faith in his own personnel! That's embarrassing.

No worries, we arent but right now JR and RR are out of options. Ronny can only do what he is capable of as a head coach and JR cant fire him because there is noone to step in and replace him for the remainder of the season.

I fully expect us to be on a roller coaster for the rest of the year so BUCKLE UP! lol! Some of Rons tactics will work while others wont but one thing is for sure, we will all be here scratching our heads asking each other "WTF just happend?" more often than not.

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