I read alot of pregame articles and most of the time one coach doesn't say that he talks with the other coach several times a week. I posted that I hadn't made the connection before I read the article. It is clear Rivera patterns some of what he does after Norv and in turn we look alot like the Chargers. I do not want that "just enough not to get fired" coaching to ever take hold in Carolina.
I thought everyone who knows even a modicum about Rivera and his pedigree knew he came from San Diego and was close to Turner. Rivera hired his son as offensive control coordinator. You really just figured out that they were close???
Do we pattern some of the offense after the Chargers?? Duh......
For the most part there have really been only 3 major offensive systems out there, the WCO, the Coryell vertical passing game, and the Erhardt/Perkins System which incorporates everything else. Some argue that the whole spread option system is distinct but many see it as an EPS variation.
For that matter, this isn't the only time we ran the Coryell System. We ran in with Fox when Henning was the coordinator from 2002 to 2005.
By the way the San Diego offense has been pretty prolific most years. It is down this year but in 2011 it was 6th in the league, in 2010 it was 1st in the league, in 2009 it was 10th. So we could do a lot worse. Honestly the whole Coryell System is custom built for us. I would hate to scrap it for a WCO for example.