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#25 Proudiddy

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

I secretly wish he would stay here as the DC and build in the promising defense.

Won't happen, but would be great if it did.

Yeah, I've thought about a Gunther Cunningham/Chiefs type scenario, but he was fired as HC and then came back as DC several years later. I don't ever see a guy taking a demotion like that in successive years with as much pride as they have.

I do believe Rivera is a good DC because then defense (what he knows) is his only focus and real responsibility. He struggles in the management aspects of being a head coach - timeouts, game management, in-game adjustments, personnel decisions, etc. When his sole focus and responsibility is scheming for the side of the ball he knows, no problem.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yeah, I've thought about a Gunther Cunningham/Chiefs type scenario, but he was fired as HC and then came back as DC several years later. I don't ever see a guy taking a demotion like that in successive years with as much pride as they have.

I do believe Rivera is a good DC because then defense (what he knows) is his only focus and real responsibility. He struggles in the management aspects of being a head coach - timeouts, game management, in-game adjustments, personnel decisions, etc. When his sole focus and responsibility is scheming for the side of the ball he knows, no problem.


I agree. He is not fit to be the HC for this team. We need a guy who can actually groom and coach players up. The truth that matters is we need a change of culture. We need somebody to come in and really just change our whole team. Rivera is a good DC. I wouldn't be surprise he lands a job being DC as soon as the season is over.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

I secretly wish he would stay here as the DC and build in the promising defense.

Won't happen, but would be great if it did.



That would be great ...he has done well with the defense.I think his fatal mistake was bringing in Chud .I bet if he is a head coach again Chud will not be the OC.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

I agree. He is not fit to be the HC for this team. We need a guy who can actually groom and coach players up. The truth that matters is we need a change of culture. We need somebody to come in and really just change our whole team. Rivera is a good DC. I wouldn't be surprise he lands a job being DC as soon as the season is over.


Yeah, and the more I think about it... I have never liked judging someone by their projected personality, and I don't like to judge someone's ability to perform in a certain function solely on their personality either because typically, I don't think it is relevant. But, in our franchise's case, it has been very relevant.

I really hope the next guy we bring in is demonstrative and expressive, but in a controlled manner. We need someone to rile guys up and shake things up on a day to day basis. This ho-hum, "getting better, making progress" crap has gone on long enough and it poisons the locker room.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I guess nobody remembers last year when he said pretty much the same thing.

telling the players and coaches they all would be judged by the last 6 games.

I heard him say before that he knows his job is on the line every game.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

I secretly wish he would stay here as the DC and build in the promising defense.

Won't happen, but would be great if it did.



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