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

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#41 FootballMaestro

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

I'm having a hard time listening to him talk. It's like my brain is zoning him out whenever he speaks.


He always sounds the same, with the same tone. It's kinda like how he stands on the sideline.

He claimed the biggest thing he had to learn was "Managing the football" team. He claimed that's what he had to learn and grow.

Well, how about Managing a damn game Ron!!!

He also had the nerve to bring up Belechick, Bill Walsh, and "Rome wasn't built in a day", as far as why he's still learning and should be given a chance. LOL

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

He's in speech/Win One for the Gipper mode now. LOL

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

lol he actually said rome wasnt built in a day.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

Brandon Beane was his mentor. Interesting.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

He was asked about having a HC on the team, after he said he could have used/needed one previously. And he kinda laughed it off, and claimed that he already took the lumps himself, which seems like he won't do it anymore. He said if he finds one; yes! But he doesn't feel it's paramount anymore.

He also reiterated, he "could match X & O's with anyone, but he had to learn to manage and micro-manage the coaches, coach the coaches, the team, etc., and even bigged up Brandon Beane big time, for helping him understand the various parameters and responsibilities of his job. WTF!? LOL

When asked about him being too passive, he claimed that was the first 8 games, but said not the last 8. He said "watch him". He also said, that when Cam got hurt in NO, he said he didn't go out to Cam, he said, he went out to the O-Line and yelled at them, saying "This Can't Happen Again!".

He claimed he was more passionate, said "watch me (to the host)", and had no problem admitting that he was learning, continues to learn, but nonetheless is better prepared for 2013.

Damn!! As much as I don't want to like this guy: You can't help but like or respect his clueless ASS!! LOL

I hope it works out for him.

That was for you Ivan The Awesome. I know you couldn't get the feed.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

He is one, long, run one sentence, being repeated over and over again.

It's a process. He's learning. He doesn't need a former HC to assist him as he 'learned his lessons in year two'.

My problem with a lot of what he says is common sense and he acts like it is a great revalation, 'when Cam got hurt, I didn't go to Cam, I went to the offensive line and said, ''this can't happen' again' '

thank you Captain Obvious....you are the HC...You should not have to have 'two years on the job' to learn to do something like that.

Dear God, I'm actually more concerned now than I was before, like it matters.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Can someone post a Link when the interview comes online please?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

lot of strong talking. lot of passion. lot of determination. also a lot of justifying/excuse making.

sounds like he's grown some and i'll probably have to listen to it again to understand him completely because he was talking so fast and my daughter decided she wanted to play with stuff on my desk so i was kind of distracted.

i hope he comes into the season with that much uuumph.

it was a pretty good talk, but right now it's just that...talk and while i know he's concerned about it, he's got to get results...and not barely getting by results, not "growth" but wins. that's all that matters.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

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


But it's true and they're more attractive to free agents (Rogers).

I was impressed with him speaking. I had a lot to learn and hopefully he did. I do understand him for choosing Shula, but I just don't agree with it. We'll see what happens.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

He is one, long, run one sentence, being repeated over and over again.

It's a process. He's learning. He doesn't need a former HC to assist him as he 'learned his lessons in year two'.

My problem with a lot of what he says is common sense and he acts like it is a great revalation, 'when Cam got hurt, I didn't go to Cam, I went to the offensive line and said, ''this can't happen' again' ' is common sense.

thank you Captain Obvious....you are the HC...Dear God, I'm actually more concerned now than I was before, like it matters.


Well what do you want him to say? You'd rather him talk himself down about how shytty of a coach he is the whole time? This is public radio nothing earth shattering ever comes out of these interviews..



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