Actually only an idiot would fire a coach mid-season without having a replacement in hand. The talk today is that Baltimore is foolish for canning Cameron as OC with only 3 games left given the difficulty it will take to replace him with Caudwell and put together a gameplan in 3 days while they are still in the playoff hunt.
And if the team plays hard for Rivera the rest of the way and we win out, he deserves another year. Seems to me that if he can fashion a winning formula the last 3 games then he has learned a lot as had Chud. After all it isn't about what kind of coach he was last year or even the beginning of this year but how he is going forward. People and coaches can learn and improve from their mistakes. Most times we learn more from what goes wrong than we do from what goes right.
IMHO, Mike Shula would be the intern HC. If not him then Chud.
Panthers have done many idiotic things as a pro franchise but I truly believe that the reason RR hasn't been fired yet is because we have to get a GM first.