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#31 pantherpain

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

Having players that don't quit is a fairy tale?


There's no way you can be a winning team if you aren't on the same page with the coaches.


Panthers 6-10 and 6-9, so are they on the same page.

#32 megadeth078

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

Panthers 6-10 and 6-9, so are they on the same page.


I didn't say that was all you needed...

#33 Marguide

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

Our players have reacted to the losing and Rivera's potential demise just like 99% of all NFL players on any losing team. What we are seeing is not some special outpouring of support, nor players putting forth special effort to save his job.

Tampa players did not look like they were just going through the motions last year. Many came out in support of Morris. We have seen the same in Philly (with the exception of the one d-lineman who was released). We are just like everyone else.

#34 CardiacCats

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

Fire him. 1-12 in games decided by a TD or less

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

Oh man. Well if a few players say good things publicly about him by all means let's keep the guy! Mr. Scot you really are on a roll.. So do you think that if we do keep Ron another year and we endure another losing season yet again that those players will be singing the same tune? Especially Steve, who will only be another year older.

#36 Mr. Scot

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

I don't know whether Rivera stays or goes, but I do know two things.

Jerry Richardson values Steve Smith and listens to what he says.

Steve Smith wants Rivera to keep his job.

Knowing that, it's no great stretch to suggest Jerry Richardson holds off on a decision about Rivera until the new GM is hired, and allows the GM to make that decision.

But could he fire him 5 seconds after the end of the game? Sure. I just don't think he will.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

Smitty also conceded that it's not something players have control over.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

Pretty sure almost all the players are 100% on board with RR.
DWill is certainly not, but I don't know of anyone else who's unhappy.

You'd think that with the record we have, the expectations we had and the talent on the field (in certain areas) that you'd be hearing a hell of a lot more unrest among the players if they weren't on board.

HOWEVER, the players also all loved Hurney...

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

Players play, coaches coach, and owners manage. I don't care what players want.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

The players know why games were lost and where to place the blame.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

It doesnt matter what the players want. This isnt about pleasing them.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

Smitty also conceded that it's not something players have control over.


They all have, and they're right. Doesn't mean their opinions count for nothing though.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

It doesnt matter what the players want. This isnt about pleasing them.


Let's hope not.