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The Rivera-Cam Regime: 2 years and 32 games in


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#1 beach

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

I want to hear your honest non-fanboy opinions on the Rivera-Cam era so far.

Things to possibly answer:

-What's your favorite win
-Describe your mood about the team with keywords
-Rate it out of 10
-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition
-Worst Loss
-Favorite draft pick
-Most memorable moment
-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season?

...I think you get the picture

and the big one: Approve or Disapprove of our current direction?

#2 Salvo

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

-What's your favorite win 2012 Falcons at home
-Describe your mood about the team with keywords Lackluster
-Rate it out of 10 6
-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition Least: Naka. Favorite: Olsen
-Worst Loss: Chiefs
-Favorite draft pick: Keek
-Most memorable moment: Hardy mouthing off after Falcons game
-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? No
and the big one: Approve or Disapprove of our current direction? Approve...barely

I pressed the spacebar ready to edit your list and it submitted the post. That was weird. :blink:

#3 Cary Kollins

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

-What's your favorite win - this year beating the Falcons at home

-Describe your mood about the team with keywords - Timid hopefulness

-Rate it out of 10 - 3.5

-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition - Olsen, Brick hands Murphy EDIT: HOW COULD I FORGET NAKAMURA. I think with a few months of training I could play safety better than him, literally.

-Worst Loss - Falcons this past year

-Favorite draft pick - Keek, see http://www.carolinah...lins +bandwagon

-Most memorable moment - Cam's 70+ yard TD rush against the Failcons

-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? - quite possibly


and the big one: Approve or Disapprove of our current direction? - Firing Hurney was a good first step...

#4 BigSyke

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

not a fan of it because of rivera. other than that it was a solid start.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

-What's your favorite win (2011-2012 Season) Carolina Panthers 48 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16
-Describe your mood about the team with keywords Disappointed but Optimistic
-Rate it out of 10 Umm I'm guessing you mean the favorite win? That would be a 10
-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition Favorite: Greg Olsen Least Favorite: Hauriki Nakimura
-Worst Loss Atlanta Falcons 30 Carolina Panthers 28
-Favorite draft pick Cam Newton
-Most memorable moment Hardy Trash Talking the Falcons
-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? Time Will Tell.....

...I think you get the picture

and the big one: Approve or Disapprove of our current direction? Approve of the promotions of Dorsey, Prohel disaprove of the promotion of Mike Shula (for right now). Approve of bringing back Jim Skipper and the Gettleman hire.

#6 SCMunnerlyn1

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

-What's your favorite win? 2012 chargers

-Describe your mood about the team with keywords? Positive/Excited/Hopeful

-Rate it out of 10 6

-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition Shockey/Mare

-Worst Loss 2012 falcons

-Favorite draft pick Luke

-Most memorable moment Captain dunking after a pick 6

-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? No

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

I want to hear your honest non-fanboy opinions on the Rivera-Cam era so far.

Things to possibly answer:

-What's your favorite win
-Describe your mood about the team with keywords
-Rate it out of 10
-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition
-Worst Loss
-Favorite draft pick
-Most memorable moment
-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season?

...I think you get the picture

and the big one: Approve or Disapprove of our current direction?


Luke is my hero and I love DJ Campbell.

Thought Naka was going to be special...

Most memorable moment is a tie between Thomas Davis being a force once again and seeing Luke play his guts out all year long. Both of them out there was such a wow factor for me...really proud of our guys.

For me it boils down to these two games... week 2 and week 3 of this yr. We come home and win a great game after a loss to tampa and then on primtime we get throttled. My expectations for this season were through the roof, but that was tempered and with good reason. We had so much to learn about ourselves and getting rid of Marty might have been the key factor in turning this ship around. I love Gmagic and Rivera has the support of the team. Let this team gel and come out next year with a sense of purpose and togetherness that will infect the fan base and take over the league. I think we will.

#8 Marguide

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

-What's your favorite win: Our last game against New Orleans
-Describe your mood about the team with keywords: Disappointed/Pissed
-Rate it out of 10: 3
-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition: Olsen/Naanee
-Worst Loss: Giants on National TV
-Favorite draft pick: Cam
-Most memorable moment: The Arizona game in 2011. We knew we had finally found our QB.
-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? Yes

Approve or Disapprove of our current direction? There is much to like about our roster and it's ability going forward. However, our team is going to be held back by a very inexperienced coaching staff, lead by a HC that I don't believe in. Further, I don't believe JR is the same man after his illness, and he is not making the right moves as an owner.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

I want to hear your honest non-fanboy opinions on the Rivera-Cam era so far.

Things to possibly answer:

-What's your favorite win
First Saint game this year when I still had hope.

-Describe your mood about the team with keywords

I'll assume by team you mean the entire panther organization.

Repetitive failure (tired), familiar failures (worn out), devastating (seemingly hopeless with this coach and owner), oblivious (more towards our team's FO), potential (why I am so upset over all this BS), young, disorganized, leadership pretty non-existent (still building), SLOW, falling behind

ok positives in there only potential....hmmm maybe....nope can't think of much...potential of a better future is really all we have.

-Rate it out of 10

Rate the team out of ten?
Players: 7
Coaching and FO: 3
But they rely on one another...


-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition
Olsen, worst = Naka

-Worst Loss
First Falcon game this year, I fuging hate the falcons fug the falcons

-Favorite draft pick
Cam

-Most memorable moment
Best: Cam to smitty pass over the left shoulder in the corner of the end zone...I was a believer after that. Not many positive memorable moments. Jacksonville last year was awesome.
Worst: Rivera's dumbass onside kick this year

-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season?
I really hope so.

...I think you get the picture

and the big one: Approve or Disapprove of our current direction?
DISAPPROVE.

#10 Frash Brastard

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

-What's your favorite win (hard to pick just one from all those moral victories)
-Describe your mood about the team with keywords (fire Ron Rivera)
-Rate it out of 10 (13/32)
-Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition (Olsen/Rivera)
-Worst Loss (between the Chiefs last season and the Vikings in '11. Maybe give the edge to the Chiefs game since we probably would've beaten the Vikings if our kicker wasn't retarded)
-Favorite draft pick (are you kidding me?)
-Most memorable moment (any of the 10,000 instances the camera panned over to the sideline and captured Ron with that signature glazed over look in his eyes; or when we fired Hurney for being retarded)
-Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? (Wish 2012 was his last season)
Approve or Disapprove of our current direction? Well it takes being competent in three positions to be able to compete in this league. Good GM, good coach, good QB. So far we've got 2/3, hopefully 3/3 when we replace Ron next season.

#11 Sean Payton's Vicodin

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

What's your favorite win


Falcons

Describe your mood about the team with keywords


Remove Rivera

Rate it out of 10


3/10

Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition


Olsen/Rivera

Worst Loss


Oh boy, were the fug do we begin? I would have to say Giants.

Favorite draft pick


Luke Keachly (still can't spell his last name correctly)

Most memorable moment


Hurney being fired

Will 2013 be Rivera's last season?


Yes

Approve or Disapprove of our current direction?


Disapprove

#12 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

I think Rivera/the Panthers are the worst thing that could have happened to Cam. Imagine if he was on a real team, like Kaepernick is.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

What do I think about the Rivera and Cam regime. I think both of them have learned a lot over the two years and have each made a ton of mistakes. But I am optimistic that now have the proper skills sets to win. Cam knows what he needs to do to win and how he needs to be a leader on the team. Rivera knows that playing not to lose ensures you will. I know that 6-10 and 7-9 are nothing to get excited about but they are 4 more wins than Fox had in his last 2 years and he was coming off a 12-4 season in 2008. Rivera on the other hand inherited a 2-14 team that every agreed was largely devoid of any real talent.

We have more talent on the team than when Rivera inherited it after Richardson gutted it. We have a coaching staff that is actually pretty solid and we have a new GM who is by all accounts a great judge of talent and has a solid reputation.

The Rivera era has been a transition between the worse team in the NFl by far to one that can contend in any game and is a tough out. But for 5 or 6 plays in 2012, we could have easily made the playoffs.

As for those who don't believe in Rivera, all I will say is that I am glad you are fans and not players. Ultimately it matters if they believe in the coach where as for fans it really doesn't matter.

No I didn't copy and paste all the suggested responses since most things were covered already and I wanted to talk about other things.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

I think Rivera/the Panthers are the worst thing that could have happened to Cam. Imagine if he was on a real team, like Kaepernick is.


I remember when Cam came out everyone said that he would need 2 or 3 years to be ready to play. Rivera and Chud tailored their offense to meet his skills and without an off-season he had an unprecedented year.
If he had played for San Francisco he would have sat the bench of 22 of his 32 games and really made the Superbowl based on the rest of the team who came within a play of making it last year. He would be further behind than he is right now. Kapernick may be in the Superbowl but I don't think he is as complete a quarterback as Newton.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

What's your favorite win: Tie between the Saints and Falcons games this year

Describe your mood about the team with keywords: Cautious optimism

Rate it out of 10: So far, a five

Favorite/Least Favorite acquisition: Favorite - Greg Olsen, Mike Tolbert; Least - Olindo Mare'

Worst Loss: tied between the Bears and Falcons this season; Chiefs hurt too

Favorite draft pick: Favorite - Kuechly; Least - Brandon Hogan (Lawrence Wilson too)

Most memorable moment: Hardy post Falcons game; Kuechly's pick vs the Raiders

Will 2013 be Rivera's last season? Unknown

Approve or Disapprove of our current direction? Like the new GM, team looked good at season's end; so yes (for now)


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