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An indicator that Rivera might be safe

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That reminds me...

Giants DC Perry Fewell blames his players

Not a good idea.

For whatever else you think of him, Rivera is by all accounts a guy who accepts blame and deflects credit.

Obviously everyone should know you don't do that, but behind closed doors; the players and coaches know that the game comes down to who plays better.

Even CJ said it, some guys on the team work harder than others. Some guys just didn't want it earlier in the season.

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The players are stupid. There were players that loved Fox and Hurney as well. Their job is to play...for ANY coach that is hired.

I'll say it again and it has been said time and time again by myself and others...Ron Rivera won ONE big game in two years and won ZERO games in a sound fashion. Every win he's ever had has been in doubt to the very end. He was lucky the team got up for the Atlanta game. I PROMISE you that if he is back next year we will not be better than 8-8 and out of the playoffs yet again because of his piss poor decision-making and his lack of ability to control our talented (but also young) superstar.

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Why would you 'fluff' a coach you're planning to fire?

lol but seriously though when have they ever written something objective

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Obviously everyone should know you don't do that...

Apparently not everyone :lol:

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Better answer is Hurney poorly constructed this team to sustain injuries (and in general).

True, he overpaid guys that ended up getting hurt. Luckily we found guys that replaced them and did a pretty good job at that.

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Rivera isn't the reason at all. You can point to plays this year that could have changed the outcome of the game. When you can point out specific plays, you know that it's execution not the coaching staff. I don't understand how people can blatantly ignore that fact.

It would be one thing if you could point out a whole game (excluding the Giants and Broncos game) where the Panthers played piss poor. The difference now is that the team is making plays down the stretch (ex: AE's punt return today).

If not for Rivera going conservative, we could have eeked out a few more wins. You and I both know this. What's funny is that one year ago, Rivera did much of the same. He went conservative while the Panthers held leads during late games, and eventually, it costed us. A few times.

If Rivera changed, or simply altered his late-game plans/playcalling slightly, many of us fans wouldn't be as disappointed. However, seeing loss after loss, week after week due to the same poor, late-game management disappoints fans.

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lol but seriously though when have they ever written something objective

That's kind of the point.

You pretty much never saw criticism of Delhomme on there until right before he was released.

If you see more stuff praising Rivera over the next few days, well...

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Apparently not everyone :lol:

I'm guessing he won't be one of the candidates that the Panthers look at. Rivera hasn't once blamed his players. He is a class act and though he doesn't show emotion on the field, it is obvious that he shows emotion behind closed doors.

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I'm guessing he won't be one of the candidates that the Panthers look at. Rivera hasn't once blamed his players. He is a class act and though he doesn't show emotion on the field, it is obvious that he shows emotion behind closed doors.

I thought he might be if one of the Giants guys got the GM job and Rivera was gone.

After that though, not so sure.

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If not for Rivera going conservative, we could have eeked out a few more wins. You and I both know this. What's funny is that one year ago, Rivera did much of the same. He went conservative the Panthers held leads during late games, and eventually, it costed us. If Rivera changed, or simply altered his late-game plans/playcalling slightly, many of us fans wouldn't be as disappointed. However, seeing loss after loss, week after week due to the same poor, late-game management disappoints fans.

John Fox was the same conservative coach so that argument is a foolish one. The difference was that the Panthers made plays down the stretch while Fox was coaching. Now, not so much.

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I know a lot of people don't like McCoy but if the Broncos make it to the Super Bowl, he will get some looks from some teams.

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That reminds me...

Giants DC Perry Fewell blames his players

Not a good idea.

For whatever else you think of him, Rivera is by all accounts a guy who accepts blame and deflects credit.

Then you've watched different press conferences than I have.

I repeatedly see other coaches flat out say, "put this one on me, the coaches and I didn't do a good job preparing the team this week".

Ron talks about the player's failures in execution. When has he ever come out and said "sorry, but we screwed up our offensive scheme the first part of the year, and I take responsibility for that"?

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