Let's be clear, here. This isn't Madden where you can just hit a reset button.
You bring in an entirely new coaching staff, you're starting over from scratch. Newton and the rest of the players have to learn a new offense, defense, etc. I know some will say "just hire a guy with a similar system" as if it were that simple. It isn't. The terminology is different. The approach is different. Everybody's starting from square one, which essentially means 2011 all over again.
Lots of coaches who eventually turned into perennial winners had rough starts, but nobody's got the patience to see the hard work through these days. If you're going to pull the plug just two years in, who's going to have time to see anything through?
People have 'lottery mentality' when it comes to coaches and players. "This one wasn't an instant success? Well, let's just get a new one". You complain about mediocrity, but how is the team ever supposed to get past mediocrity if nobody ever has the time to build anything. It's the same approach Jon Gruden had with QBs, and the same one the Raiders have been using to choose coaches.
You want to start over? Fine. But understand what it is you're advocating.
Well said and seems lost on the FIRE RIVERA mob.
A new regime is a new learning curve for Cam..for Smitty..and gang. Year 3 with Rivera is closer to righting the ship than "Hologram" Lombardi coaching..
Who wants to get a new coach and Cam experiences a Josh McDaniel scenario that Ben is experiencing in Pitt.. no thanks and THAT would cause a player to want to bolt
IF Rivera and gang doesn't work in year 3 then it is Logical and CONCLUSIVE to make a change
Also Rivera's year 1 was a weird one in itself and unique at that(lockout, Fox was a lame duck for 2 years prior basically, no Free agent adds bc of JR "captain" Lockout then extending everybody with a pulse..to max the cap space)
If the Oline can add some talent, another pass catching weapon, DT and a decent safety..not much lol..it is a full team that should have top 10 written all over it...NOW FOR THAT DAMN SPECIAL TEAMS!!