Pat Yasinskas thinks Rivera can keep his job.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:43 PM
i didn't like that idea when i first looked at it, but the more i think about it, the more i like it.
Bringing Norv Turner in as OC would be a coup for this franchise
Don't need to keep Stoic Ron to do that though.
i think cam could run the norv coryell very well, even with very little changes in it. there wouldn't necessarily need to be any designed runs, but he should be given the green light to run when he sees an opening that can be exploited.
i'd much rather have turner here running the offense than reid, that's for sure. no WCO, please. got to make and keep things simple. that said, turner isn't my first choice for running the offense. i'd rather we have a faster paced offense and simpler play calls like chip kelly has and like the pats are using now. there's no need for the long winded verbiage used by most teams, esp. WCO verbiage.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:59 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:05 PM
i think if he gets his record to at least 6 wins this year it becomes a scarce possibility. if he increases his record from last year and gets 7 or 8 wins, it's reasonable to think he'd be in consideration.
So let me see.... the Panthers have wins against 3 average teams, maybe we beat the Chiefs and Ron keeps his job?????
even at that, though, it would depend on the quality of those wins and if things were clicking really well the rest of the season.
i don't see that, though, and i just don't know that even then a new GM would want to retain him.
it would have to be some miraculous transformation the rest of the season.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:03 PM
I'm all for replacing Matsko. Juan Castillo is available, and Howard Mudd probably will be too.
As to Turner, he worked pretty well under Mike Singletary.
Singletary may have been a crappy head coach in SF, but he certainly would never be accused of being soft. I think Ron is soft. I don't think he has been tough enough with his coaches or with his players. I don't think he demands excellence, he just hopes for it.
I view Turner in much the same way. For that reason, it just doesn't seem like a good fit to me. Put Turner under someone like Mike Tomlin or Coughlin or either Harbaugh or even Pete Carrol and he'll shine again. Put him together with Rivera, and watch them stumble and bumble their way to 7 and 9 year after year.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:05 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:30 PM