But honestly his main issue this year weren't the close games as much as it was taking too long to tell chud to switch out of the silly read option base offense more than anything else. And then hearing about The lack of chemistry on the offensive staff earlier today also made me think it was really chud who brought this team down more than Rivera, although Rivera still should have acted quicker. I guess we'll just have to see what happens next season to make final judgements, but all in all... I agree the close games argument shouldn't be used as much as it is regarding Rivera's failures in his first two seasons as a HC.
That's been my main problem with Rivera as well. The game management stuff doesn't bother me as much as others. My main b!tch is Ron waited too long to knock some sense into Chud. I wanted Rivera gone because he has responsibility for his staff and he wasn't exercising it, but it was Chud's playcalling in the first 7 or 8 games that had us out of the playoffs before we ever got going.
I really, really hope we shake up the offensive coaching staff this offseason.