I'm not ready to buy the "throwaway season" notion without seeing how the roster gets tweaked first.
The notion that Jerry Richardson doesn't care about winning is one of the silliest ideas that gets batted around on this board. Anyone that works with him would tell you that.
I have zero questions about his desire to produce a winning team. I have several when it comes to whether he really knows how.
as much as it may sound like it, i haven't thrown in the towel on this next season or rivera. i mean he's not my top pick as HC, just like he wasn't when he was hired. he's here, though, at least for this next season and the best thing for the team is for him to have his act together.
i do want to see the gettleman effect on the roster. i think that it will be in better shape heading into next season, even if it doesn't look like it because we lost some big players and have "no-names" brought in.
rivera is going to try to have a winning season, same with the rest of that coaching staff. the question is more about being capable.