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Poll: Keep Rivera as DC? (156 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you keep Rivera as DC if you had the decision to make?

  1. Voted Yes (50 votes [32.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.05%

  2. Voted No (106 votes [67.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.95%

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#46 Guest_Tom Cat_*

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

We have played like we did today, we just didn't finish. If not for maybe 10 plays before today we're right behind Atl, SF and NY in the best in the NFL conversation. Rivera went from a job where he had one focus to many and he's learning the hard way about how much work and attention that HC job commands.

He needs to be held accountable, but I really, honestly feel we're on the cusp and cutting ties and overhauling will be a big mistake. The D is getting better, the O is getting back to where they were and ST's aren't making the mistakes we saw last year.

If Rivera can work on clock management and keep Chud on track I think the sky is the limit.



I like what youre peddling - I love it as a matter of fact - Im just not sold on it, though I want to be

What hope one win can bring after 2 months of pain.

#47 2jakefansinva

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

We have played like we did today, we just didn't finish. If not for maybe 10 plays before today we're right behind Atl, SF and NY in the best in the NFL conversation. Rivera went from a job where he had one focus to many and he's learning the hard way about how much work and attention that HC job commands.

He needs to be held accountable, but I really, honestly feel we're on the cusp and cutting ties and overhauling will be a big mistake. The D is getting better, the O is getting back to where they were and ST's aren't making the mistakes we saw last year.

If Rivera can work on clock management and keep Chud on track I think the sky is the limit.


I agree with what your saying but.............. Chud needs to go.

too many stupid play calls today.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

What if we finish 9-7 or 8-8? It's possible, but unlikely I know. Maybe Rivera just needed to pull Chud's head out of his ass and tell him to go back to the pro style offense we ran last year. The defense is looking much much better. If he can turn the team around and we finish strong I say give him another year. A new GM should perhaps give him a chance. But....if we go back to failing miserably and finish badly, then screw him,lol.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

We have played like we did today, we just didn't finish. If not for maybe 10 plays before today we're right behind Atl, SF and NY in the best in the NFL conversation. Rivera went from a job where he had one focus to many and he's learning the hard way about how much work and attention that HC job commands.

He needs to be held accountable, but I really, honestly feel we're on the cusp and cutting ties and overhauling will be a big mistake. The D is getting better, the O is getting back to where they were and ST's aren't making the mistakes we saw last year.

If Rivera can work on clock management and keep Chud on track I think the sky is the limit.



I don't really think we need a personnel/roster overhaul as much as we need a leadership and management staff overhaul. were gonna keep losing close ones to the good teams while barely beating the bad ones. the ONLY way this staff stays is if we make the playoffs, in my opinion. Yes, we play hard in every game but the fact that we are mishandling our talented running game as bad as we are still is a big red flag and that it took them this long to adjust things is an even bigger red flag. His final audition should be this season, not next. Plus what does it say when cam has regressed mechanically this year with this team's coaching compared to how the IMG academy prepared him with his mechanics last year? Playoffs or bust for rivera and co is my motto. Our defense might have improved, but if our wins number doesn't its just the same old same old.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

and as much as i wish ill be wrong we're most likely gonna keep losing close games down the stretch and call it "progress".

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

I agree if Rivera can win the Broncos game I think he should stay. To be honest had we won Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle, things would be a hell of a lot different. As long as RR can show a willingness to change and adapt and not be stubborn, he can learn to become a better HC. If we bring in a great GM as well, that GM will set the tone, and RR will follow accordingly IMO.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

I cannot go with Ron Rivera for one more year. I can't even go with him for four exhibition games.

Yeah, we won today, now we have two wins, as much as the cleveland browns. We still have the worst record in the NFC. How bad is it that one win means you're safe for next year?

REMOVE RIVERA

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Rivera blew it.. end of story

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Eight games to go.

Make that Twelve.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

Chud just needs to find his identity as he caters to the team's strengths.

There's no real need to fool defenses all the time if you just execute good plays. If you have confidence in your 11 guys then show it. I think he went to the gimmick offense because it worked well part time last year and that teams would focus on stopping most of what we put on tape last year. I think he got a little carried away, but Rivera should have pulled the plug earlier. Chud should have pulled the plug and personally, as professional athletes the players should have brought it up behind closed doors.

I like the O we're running now and it's basically the same O we've run for the last decade if you break it down to it's simplest form, Power run game that sets up play action. We are just more aggressive and creative with the passing aspect now.

I want to keep things as they are provided we continue to see improvement and an identity emerge. It's too early in Rivera and Cam's respective careers to throw in the towel. Patience paid off for the Steelers and the Giants, two powerhouse franchises whose success I envy and want to emulate.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

If we do decide to part ways with him as HC, there's no way in hell I'd want him to stick around as the DC. That would lead to a complete and utter disaster in the lockerroom. Guys wouldn't know what to make of the situation, and it would be awkward at best, and a split loyalty at worst for the new HC.


I'm not even sure he goes at the end of the year, to be honest. Most likely, yes, but the results of the first 6 games might have been due to Marty handcuffing him, and if so, he does have a chance to turn this around. Like I said though, not likely, but it is possible.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

I like the O we're running now and it's basically the same O we've run for the last decade if you break it down to it's simplest form


80% of the NFL is the same O executed in slightly different ways.

I agree with you.


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