I have seen your posts in this and other threads regarding not judging Rivera too quickly and citing Bill B. as an example.
My question is, do you think every coach should get 4 years? 5 years? Should Morris still be in Tampa? I'd just like to know what set of circumstances would you need to see to pull the plug on a head coach.
As I have said in other posts, it isn't a set time but an evaluation of the coach, his assistants, how the players work for him, whether he is learning and benefiting from the mistakes he makes, or continuing to make the same ones. Morris needed to go because the players quit on him plain and simple. If the players had quit on Rivera I would say the same things. But that is not what is happening on the field and the offense being aggressive in the fourth quarter on offense the past 2 games shows me that he learned from being too conservative which contributed to the close losses. Finally it isn't as if we are getting blown out, we are competitive. If a few plays had gone our way like Newton holds the ball once he has the first down or Nakamura tips the pass and we are 6-7 or even 7-6 and still at least in the hunt.
If we close out strong the case can be made for 1 more year. Not 4 or 5 but 1. If we don't make the playoffs come hell or high water next year, then he is gone no matter what. If we tank this week then we might be better off cutting our losses now. It just isn't black or white at this point.