I think Rivera needs to go, but really
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:21 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:50 AM
If JR plans to keep Rivera then Beane has a good chance at becoming GM. I believe this would be a huge mistake for the franchise for various reasons. I really hope we don't go in this direction.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:02 AM
The only way this makes sense is if the guys Rvera wanted to draft panned out and the ones Hurney wanted did not. Accorsi says, "Hey, I think this teams is about to turn the corner, Rivera is a draft genius and just needs a cap guy, and Beane can do that." That's the only way keeping Rivera and Beane and the Accorsi hire makes sense to me.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:23 AM
All in all I expect him to get one more year if we finish 7-9.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:28 AM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:11 AM
With all due respect, I don't understand this statement. It's not as if Hurney and Rivera were playing rock-paper-scissors to see who gets to make the next pick in the draft or drawing cards to see who's name gets on the draft board higher.
The GM and his staff (scouts, talent guys, player personnel guys), the HC and coordinators all come together to create a draft board with their ranked talent at all positions. Then they prioritize position needs, the players in those positions.
The question mark with the Panthers has always been their evaluation of talent. It's pretty well documented the Panthers scouting staff is smaller than most teams and their assessment of talent has always been suspect in my mind. Fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the Panthers have sucked long and consistently enough they've been blessed with high draft picks, and those aren't the difficult picks to make. The hard choices are when you need a CB and an OG badly, you're in the late second round and you're staring at a draft board where the safety is ranked #8 overall, the OG is ranked #10 overall- what's it going to be? And in my opinion, the Panthers have always tried to find the diamond in the rough instead of making the obvious choice for the better player.