Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:15 AM
I'm about as indifferent this weekend as I've ever been. I think Rivera is going to be fired.
But I don't think that it matters that much whether we win or lose this game.
If I'm the new GM, I think I'd want a new HC. I think JR would have a hard time getting a top GM, if he insisted on withholding control over the HC position. You've got to give the GM complete control over personnel. Otherwise, the GM really isn't doing what you're paying him for. I don't think JR will hire a GM who comes in and says...my plan is to keep the current coaching staff in place. It just doesn't make sense.
Rivera is gone. We might also be saying goodbye to deangelo, Beason, gamble, and some others.
That said...what I'd love to see today is a wild west shoot out kinda game. I'd love a score of 41-38. Something like that. I'd say the game is not over even if one team gets out to a 2 TD lead. I think the panthers can win this game if Cam picks up a lot of 3rd down conversions. He has been incredible lately in that dept. Bree's is gonna have his yards, but maybe we can get a pick or two.
We have been playing well. We know we can beat the Saints. They have been very mediocre, but they are at home and Sean Peyton just re- signed. It is a fitting way to end the season and year.