You're falling for the trap. You have to keep in mind Rivera actually sacrificed this season in an attempt to look like a football genius. (Letting Cam be our only offensive weapon, and everyone else fall where they may) Not too mention he gave very limited reps to Kuechly, started Nakamura when he showed nothing in the preseason, and held back guys like Joe Adams and David Gettis as of late. This guy stinks.
We could have been in the playoffs this year if it weren't for his goof up play calling that cost us several games. (Falcons, Bears, Cowboys, Bucs, Seahawks) Do we really want this coach to be here another year?
That whole premise is half baked. We actually were installing the defense and offense for the first time this year really. What we installed last year was on the fly and based on what the players could pick up as they went. Plus on defense we had too many injuries to really have a cohesive attack. What you have seen in the last few games is what McDermott and Rivera can do on defense with players who are coached up and a MLB who is finally hitting his stride.
On offense Chud got too cute and did screw up which he has corrected for the most part.
As for Rivera screwing up with some poor calls, that is true. But you assume that he learned nothing from it and would do it again and that is where you are not watching. Look at how aggressive they were on offense at the end of the game the past 2 games. and look how they were more aggressive on defense.
What i want is a coach who can learn and adjust as he goes and Rivera is doing that. If they do well the rest of the way you would be getting rid of a coach who is finally figuring it out and who is now actually worth keeping, not the same guy who screwed up earlier in the year. This is his first gig, he is still learning the ropes. Lately he seems to be getting it.