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"So to recap, a new general manager (Dave Gettleman) was given a head coach he had no voice in hiring, and now that coach has to replace half a staff and install a new system anyway.

What could possibly go wrong?

The background on the shuffle makes it more frustrating for the Panthers.

When former GM Marty Hurney hired Rivera, he had a list of offensive coordinator candidates in mind along with a list of head coaches. It’s believed that Bengals coordinator Jay Gruden was atop Hurney’s list, but Rivera insisted on Chudzinski instead. Hurney, in a move that may have effectively doomed him, relented and let his new coach pick his own guy.

Chudzinski is widely known as a smart guy, and his Ohio roots will give him a passion for the Browns job they need. But more than one of his former co-workers in Charlotte thought he was coaching to land a head coaching job, rather than using the tools he was given. Hence drawing up all the creative read-option plays, which were cute for a moment, while ignoring the fact he had been given running backs

DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.

The end result is Rivera’s still standing, but scrambling for an answer, and the Panthers look like even more of a disjointed mess this morning than they already did."

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kept his job because stability was important.

half the staff leaves including the OC.

#winning.

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Can someone explain to me why JR is giving Rivera an unproven coach so much control??? He killed foxy but not Rivera.

Rivera took control after Hurney was fired. Now he's cutting guys without Gettleman's opinion. I'm sick of it.

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So when we fire Rivera next year, will we have to get another OC once again?

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Gannts right - this does not give me hope for the immediate future

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So when we fire Rivera next year, will we have to get another OC once again?

yes.

awesome, huh?

sounds like alex smith's history with the 49ers.

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Unless Rivera himself decides to change his offensive philosophy entirely I think there will still be continuity for Cam. He'll find someone who can run a similar Coryell offense.

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yes.

awesome, huh?

sounds like alex smith's history with the 49ers.

See that's the only part that worries me a little.

If Rivera and [new OC here] do not succeed this year we run the risk of giving a third OC to him. I was OK with the change this year because it would have been a total change and then some years of stability again. That seems less likely now.

[Devil's advocate]

There is still the chance that Chud coaching out of his ass and not being intelligent with how the offense was run is a large part of the reason we were so behind the 8-ball this year. A new OC might fix that problem and effectively save Rivera's job. How many times did we want to burn Chud in effigy this year?

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Nobody saw Chud leaving. And I love all the snarky fugging comments by these guys in the media.

"It was cute for the moment." It was also effective which is one of the reasons why we finished in back to back season with a top 10 offense in TDs per drive and are 4th in TDs per drive over the last two seasons.

This is the type of poo that makes me hate the media. They are eager to pounce. Gantt seems genuinely upset that Rivera did not get fired.

And one last thing, if Gettleman was that concerned about not hiring his own coach, he could have just not taken the fugging job.

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If it's true that Chud was trying to land a head coaching gig using our team as the guinea pig than he needs to be gone.

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I think everyone with eyes knew this. Just another bad mistake from Rivera. Honesty I have no fuging idea why JR kept him. Dumb move IMO.

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I think everyone with eyes knew this. Just another bad mistake from Rivera. Honesty I have no fuging idea why JR kept him. Dumb move IMO.

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