p55., just about every position in this league, whether at the player's level or executive level has a low rate of success when looking at the winning metric. We could hypothetically stick with Rivera for the next 4 years with the knowledge that there's a reasonable chance he'll at least string enough wins together to reach the playoffs once. Then again, we could've stuck with Matt Moore and not drafted Cam Newton. We could've kept Hurney instead of calling for the initiative to search for a successful GM prospect with a fresh perspective.
I don't think anyone is saying stick with Rivera for 4 more years hoping he is going to take us to the playoffs once. For me I gave him a pass last year because he really didn't have an off-season and was still installing the offense and defense 10 weeks into the season. So this is the first year he has really had a full season and off-season to do his thing. And frankly I have been damn disappointed. I don't want people to think I believe he has done a good job either. He frankly hasn't. The issue is simply is he progressing enough to believe that next year will be significantly different and that we are on the edge of building something really good here. Right now I am still undecided. Going into San Diego and beating a team that dismantled Pittsburgh last Sunday might convince me we are heading the right direction. If we lay another egg and suck, then I might be the first one to say he needs to go.