A team has to get permission to interview candidates that are already on other teams (i.e. Hue Jackson), we can't request permission until we officially have an opening. How could we prepare a contingency plan if we aren't allowed to while we still had an OC.
Good point. But the disgruntled will have you believe Rivera never had a plan B to begin with.
Rivera probably did know that the posibility of Chud leaving was high. When it finally happened, he had a small pool from which to pick. He wanted Norv, but lost out. So he picked Shula out of what he had.
Was Shula the best choice. Probably at this time yes. There are times when you only get what you can, and not what you actually want. This is one of those times.
I love how the disgruntled CLAIM that it is a one year gig anyway. They just know we are going to fail. You cannot dissway them. So you might as well let them grumble. To me it is entertaining. The negativity is funny, maybe not entirely unwarranted, but funny none the less.