So, during the course of a 16-game season, you're satisfied with a coach earning his keep using 25% of the season as criteria?
Thanks for setting the bar... now we all know what your expectations are.
I am satisfied with an improvement, which is what we got. This wasn't going to be fixed over night. Yes, mistakes were made; mainly on the offensive side. However, other things were accomplished. The Panthers finally have a top ten defense again. If the Panthers keep the basic offense that they have instilled these past four weeks they are easily a playoff team.
People have gotten wrapped up in the first three-fourth's of the season.
The fact is that the Panthers coaches made adjustments and the players have stepped their own game up.
I'm guessing you are on the Chip Kelly bandwagon. If so, what makes Kelly more qualified than Rivera? It certainly can't be his NFL experience, or his experience in close games (he won't blow NFL teams out), how about his ability to run a defense and offense similar to the Panthers (his current offense: the spread and defense: 3-4 hybrid aren't even close to what the Panthers run).
The team is trending up, to ruin that now would destroy the locker room and most likely put us in the basement again next year.