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Game Grades: Panthers at Bears


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I like Ron Rivera but he has got to go.

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On Rivera I thought the team was prepared but I question three specific coaching decisions.The first was the decision not to attempt the field goal with a few seconds left.I know there was wind.but what did we really have to lose with the exception of having it blocked and returned?.I was also not impressed with the kickoff decisions that gave the Bears excellent field position . The most obvious was the soft defense at the end of the game.

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Pretty much dead on... Rivera just doesn't have the chops to make the right calls in tight spots... he's a poor game and clock manager and (as has been the trend for the Panthers pretty much forever) plays not to lose...

We have the talent on this team that a good coaching staff could mold into a championship team. This staff ain't it.

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Team: A+

Coaching: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFd245777abca64ece2d5d7ca0d19fddb6.png (And that is grading on a curve)

the staff came in with a great game plan and the players excuted it.

we took away their biggest weapon....Hester.

this game came down to a couple plays that didn't go our way.

if there is no shanked punt or a smitty slip........... we arn't even having this discussion.

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And McDermott too. I wouldn't mind keeping Chud if he continues to progress with his play calling.

They all must go. This team needs an enema.

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Is cj not part of our defensive core too? He is only 26

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the staff came in with a great game plan and the players excuted it.

we took away their biggest weapon....Hester.

this game came down to a couple plays that didn't go our way.

if there is no shanked punt or a smitty slip........... we arn't even having this discussion.

Those things don't happen if this coaching staff wasn't scared stiff. We aren't shanking punts if we weren't so afraid of Hester. Even if Smitty didn't slip, we probably weren't going to score, and the Bears would have gotten the ball back and scored. Rivera played scared, and this was evident from the beginning of the game.

The players are the only reason we had a lead. The coaches lost it.

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Those things don't happen if this coaching staff wasn't scared stiff. We aren't shanking punts if we weren't so afraid of Hester. Even if Smitty didn't slip, we probably weren't going to score, and the Bears would have gotten the ball back and scored. Rivera played scared, and this was evident from the beginning of the game.

The players are the only reason we had a lead. The coaches lost it.

well, if playing scared let's us whip teams like the bears on the road..........

then I'm all in for "playing scared"

ps.....the coaching staff had nothing to do with the shanked punt or smitty slipping.

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well, if playing scared let's us whip teams like the bears on the road..........

then I'm all in for "playing scared"

ps.....the coaching staff had nothing to do with the shanked punt or smitty slipping.

So you want to get beat in the last two minutes of every game? That is what you will get with Rivera and this staff. You forget the only reason they changed the gameplan was because of Hurney's firing. This staff is incompentent to the umpteenth degree. Are you arguing they should remain in place for next year?

Coaching put us in this situation. You mention the shanked punt, you're asking a rookie punter to kick the ball out of bounds because of Hester, what do you expect in such a fearful position? Smitty fell, but like I said, the Bears would have gotten the ball back anyway. Besides, why in the world are we throwing the ball in that situation. The play should have been a run to eat time off the clock. Stupid coaching lost us the game.

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Also if we look at the int with Smitty's fall, the ball was overthrown. I believe that would have been an int anyway even if Steve didn't fall, but he would have been in position to tackle Jennings.

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Also if we look at the int with Smitty's fall, the ball was overthrown. I believe that would have been an int anyway even if Steve didn't fall, but he would have been in position to tackle Jennings.

Don't agree. The ball was high, not overthrown. It would have been a catch by Smitty in the air, or a drop by Smitty. If he raises his hands flatfooted the ball tips them.

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So you want to get beat in the last two minutes of every game? That is what you will get with Rivera and this staff. You forget the only reason they changed the gameplan was because of Hurney's firing. This staff is incompentent to the umpteenth degree. Are you arguing they should remain in place for next year?

Coaching put us in this situation. You mention the shanked punt, you're asking a rookie punter to kick the ball out of bounds because of Hester, what do you expect in such a fearful position? Smitty fell, but like I said, the Bears would have gotten the ball back anyway. Besides, why in the world are we throwing the ball in that situation. The play should have been a run to eat time off the clock. Stupid coaching lost us the game.

I said the coaches came in with a great game plan.

and I see your blaming smitty's slip and a shanked punt on coaching.

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