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Rivera's Doghouse is Killing Us


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#37 Chimera

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

Speaking of rookies with fumbilitis, does anyone remember that rookie we had in 2001? He was our return man that year. We were well on our way to our second win of the season until he fumbled on consecutive returns, leading to the other team's victory.
Does anyone remember his name? Steve Smith, or something like that. He wore #89 that year. What a piece of trash that guy was. Coach Siefert did the right thing and made sure we never saw him on the field again.

#38 Thorrez

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Our defense is already on the field 40 minutes a game. We can not have the luxury of a returner that can break one but also fumbles.
Adams fumbles in his last game: 2
Every game since: 0

Everyone is high on Halloway after his td, but he also fumbled twice, once on a return and once on a reception (going out of bounds so it didn't matter but he did drop the ball when Keek hit him).

Gettis and Martin should play.



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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Lets just face the facts. Rivera isn't the only one in the dog house, most of the coaching staff is in it with him. Gettis and Martin should play. Adams still has a spark of hope even if we had Devin Hester as our return man he couldn't break one with our special teams blocking or lack there of. As a team we are in a constant cycle of rebuilding. We have the talent now we just need the coaches to put it into good use.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

The problem is that Rivera doesn't know the difference between being tough, and being stubborn. Be tough on the players when they mess up, bench them, and get the point across. But don't be so stubborn that you never stop punishing them to the point that you're hurting the team. That's what Rivera is doing.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

The problem is that Rivera doesn't know the difference between being tough, and being stubborn. Be tough on the players when they mess up, bench them, and get the point across. But don't be so stubborn that you never stop punishing them to the point that you're hurting the team. That's what Rivera is doing.

i was just thinking about how fox could fit into that statement, only i'd take out the word tough and replace it with....i don't know...persistent. not really the best way to describe his "sticking to his guns" approach to coaching the game. do the same thing over and over and over because it worked once upon a time.

aside from his first couple years i never really saw him as tough. stubborn? ohhhh yeah, but not tough.