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Dave Gettleman & Ron Rivera On WFNZ The Drive at 4 and 5pm Today


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If i was GM, i would give rivera 4 games to go 2-2 or better, and fire him if he doesnt and promote McDermott

And that would be incredibly stupid. How would you know we will go 2-2 or better when you don't know who we are playing and whether it is home or away. We could have 3 or 4 incredibly difficult games to open the season and end up 1-3 without suggesting the season is over.

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Has Gettleman ever expressed his commitment to Cam?

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Has Gettleman ever expressed his commitment to Cam?

Did you listen to his interview. He said we can win with the folks we have now. Of course he is committed to Newton.

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Has Gettleman ever expressed his commitment to Cam?

Not by name. But he did start off his interview saying below:

"This League revolves around the Quarterback".

"You need Quarterback, Touch Down Scorers and Big Men in this league".

And I heard him say at his press conference, that 'you need a QB in this league and we have one'.

Take it for what it's worth. But I don't think you have to worry about that (if you thought his allegiance to Cam was undeclared). Plus, doesn't he have to watch him play next year (and on tape from the previous year/s? He's got time. LOL

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Has Gettleman ever expressed his commitment to Cam?

He'd better. Gett would be a lot easier to replace than Cam.

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We all have had expectations. As we should.

But I feel a lot of you expect a rookie hc to learn everything there is to learn about head coaching in a single season.

20 games a year, and that includes playoffs.

That doesn't seem like a lot of games that would cover tons of instances for a coach to learn from.

He admitted that not having a coach with head coaching experience hurt.

As pissed as I've been at him at points during this last season, I do know he's a heck of a coach that the players love.

He will continue to grow, as all coaches do.

I'm personally excited about next season. Guess that's cause I've put the past behind me already.

I just wish the off season wasn't so long.

what did he do to correct that problem...not having someone without HC experience on staff.

easy answer: nothing. what good does recognition of a problem do if you don't do a damn thing about it?

does he think he's learned enough that he doesn't need it anymore? he didn't think he needed any help to begin with. forgive me if i don't buy that he's still not in over his head.

was the end of the season impressive? yep. always good to see them win, but it happened too late in the season.....again. that's panthers football. so far rivera seems like a more open- minded, but less successful version of john fox.

i never heard fox speak the way rivera did today, nor have i seen anything at all in rivera like that either, so thats a sign that he could be more determined and passionate about improving, but until i see it on the field i'm not sold.

and yeah....i hate that the offseason is so far away.

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when they asked him if next year is a playoffs or bust year, he answered 'well we could go 9 and 7 maybe...'

that's the fire you like to see in a coach!

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LOL at Rivera saying Harbaugh did good because he had good players already and he didnt

The Head Coach of the Panthers 2 years running and he just sh!t on his roster like that?

Unbelievable, what a douche.

Unbelievable

And we have him for another season with a downgraded offensive coaching staff!

Pass the bourbon

Gettleman came in knowing JR already pulled the trigger on a 3rd year of Rivera.

God help us all if Getts doesn't have a long term plan in mind of a new staff once the Cap is again under control and he has a draft or two on the roster.

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when they asked him if next year is a playoffs or bust year, he answered 'well we could go 9 and 7 maybe...'

that's the fire you like to see in a coach!

Exudes confidence doesn't it?

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when they asked him if next year is a playoffs or bust year, he answered 'well we could go 9 and 7 maybe...'

that's the fire you like to see in a coach!

wasnt loving that response either.

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That response was obviously a tactical move on his part. Especially after Multiple Super Bowl Guarantees were made last year to include a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer. I think it's a smart move on his part to intentionally temper expectations, so that when we exceed them it makes everyone feel better about it.

But most of you geniuses don't have a lot of common sense, if any to come to such a difficult conclusion.

If he does read the huddle, I'm sure he prints out pages intentionally so that he can wipe his ass with them.

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what did he do to correct that problem...not having someone without HC experience on staff.

easy answer: nothing. what good does recognition of a problem do if you don't do a damn thing about it?

does he think he's learned enough that he doesn't need it anymore? he didn't think he needed any help to begin with. forgive me if i don't buy that he's still not in over his head.

was the end of the season impressive? yep. always good to see them win, but it happened too late in the season.....again. that's panthers football. so far rivera seems like a more open- minded, but less successful version of john fox.

i never heard fox speak the way rivera did today, nor have i seen anything at all in rivera like that either, so thats a sign that he could be more determined and passionate about improving, but until i see it on the field i'm not sold.

and yeah....i hate that the offseason is so far away.

to answer your question, what he did about it...

At this point, I'm not convinced that he needs a hc on the staff.

I agree, i want to see him coach at a high level consistently, which means we'll have to wait till next season anyways.

Does thus mean I have to hear you repeat yourself all off season?

Just asking. ;)

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