Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:45 PM
When Shanahan went to Washington, he said straight up that it would be a 5 year project. He looks to be delivering in that time frame.
Now althought Rivera has no HC experience before us, he has shown that he can be capable in certain areas. You have to let him grow as well, and with a new GM coming in I expect better personnel decisions, and more capable players for Rivera to work with.
Rivera needs to improve in certain areas, and I believe that he will learn from his first two years as our coach. Along with "hopefully" better player decisions from our GM, the development of Cam, holding onto key players on the roster, and overall continuity, this team will be just fine.
Also, you cannot say that Rivera has not improved each season. He has made mistakes, sure, but he is up front and honest. He doesn't say stupid things, make bone head decisions outside of the game, or make you think he is anything other than what he is.