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This year will tell if Rivera is a horrible coach or not.

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I think everyone knows that this is his last chance to prove he's a HC in the NFL.
Playoffs or bust. Chico better go 2-2 in his first month or he's a goner.

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[quote name='chef17' timestamp='1364435406' post='2178799']


While cap space limited what we could do, unless I'm missing something the only sure upgrade we have from last season is Ginn. I don't agree that Gettleman is preparing to burn it down, but I don't see how Rivera is in a much better position than he was last season from a roster standpoint.
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Ron isn't.

The new GM would be a fool to go all in for Rivera. He didn't hire him and easily could fire him next year....all in on Ron would be a bigger mess to dig out of.

I am not saying he would sabotage Rivera but just be cautious with how he helps him.

Rivera is a good coach....a shame he hasn't been given better defensive talent. Ron can win with D and Cam....he is that good of a defensive coach. But he calls the right stuff and we lose bc of weak D talent

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[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1364436076' post='2178808']
What part?

The part where the GM will have a roster that he can easily clean house of after this year? Cam, Luke, Kalil, Johnson, Olsen....everyone else could be parted with....GM inherited Ron on a one year basis. Cam probably wouldn't be safe though. But a 180 degree roster overhaul is something the GM is also leaving open

Or that Rivera has been working from a hole with his stud QB since arriving? He has been running a modern offense with Fox left overs and holes all over his D.....
[/quote]Damn, I was going to respond to your post, but when I hit "quote" it became something almost completely different....

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[quote name='ed bell' timestamp='1364433929' post='2178783']
Well, obviously he's on the short leash with a new GM and only two years left on the contract. Why would you sign assistants to longer deals if they may not be welcome if Rivera craps the bed?
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That's my point

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This year?

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[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1364436076' post='2178808']
What part?

The part where the GM will have a roster that he can easily clean house of after this year? Cam, Luke, Kalil, Johnson, Olsen....everyone else could be parted with....GM inherited Ron on a one year basis. Cam probably wouldn't be safe though. But a 180 degree roster overhaul is something the GM is also leaving open

Or that Rivera has been working from a hole with his stud QB since arriving? He has been running a modern offense with Fox left overs and holes all over his D.....
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You are implying things that are grossly ficticious:

1. That our new GM and bona fide "straight shooter" is not going to give Ron the proper weapons, within our budget, to win now. He just got his dream job, is he going to half ass it or not go all in?

2. The one year deals are a league-wide phenomenom. This has everything to do with the flat cap and our personal cap situation. He signed Dwan and Blackburn to 2 year contracts. In Dwan's case could he have not just said "screw it" we'll sign someone else. No he knew we had to sign Dwan to be successful THIS year, so he signed him, a 32 year old, to a 2 year deal. With what you were implying, he would have never done this.

I agree Rivera has been working from a hole with the Hurney mess, but to claim Gettleman is setting himself up so that he can easily overhaul the roster is not interpreting the facts correctly.

It's pretty much just a loser mentality, something that would be completely opposite of what Gettleman is all about.
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Personally I am more concerned how the players play.I hate to agree with Bill Polian but so much will be riding on how Cam plays this year.

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[quote name='ladypanther' timestamp='1364432576' post='2178755']
[color=#3399FF][b]The 1 year deals reportedly are a league wide thing. The cap has influenced that. Seems like it is not as not as defining here as it sounds.[/b][/color]
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I also think the one year deals are giving Gettlemen the opportunity to clean house next year if he fires Rivera.I think he is being smart about it though.

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[quote name='Gabeking' timestamp='1364433509' post='2178778']
I know but its the assistant coaching 1 year offers that really give the hint though IMO
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Many assistants around the league work on 1 year deals. There is nothing unusual or telling in that.

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Well, I think we should have fired Ron last year because playoff are a long shot. Are team is weaker than last year playing the league toughest schedule.

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[quote name='Marguide' timestamp='1364471553' post='2179083']


Many assistants around the league work on 1 year deals. There is nothing unusual or telling in that.
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You're probably right, I'm just going off of what I saw in that report from awhile back, plus if you look at gantt's most recent tweets he suggests the same thing regarding the possible "short-termness" of this team.

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What if the team goes 10-6 but miss the playoffs like the Bears did?

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