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More piling on Rivera--Prisco ranks the coaches

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First PFT thinks we're the 25th best team, and pretty much says it's because Rivera.  Then Football Outsiders says that if we had a better coach, we would be a dark horse Super Bowl candidate.  And now here's Pete, saying that the only coaches that Rivera is better than are Dennis Allen and all the guys who have never been a head coach in the NFL before (who he automatically moves to the back of the list).

 

25. Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers: He is 13-19 in two seasons with the Panthers, so this is a big one for his career with the team coming up. The Panthers did improve by one game to 7-9 last season, but he might need a playoff berth to keep his job.

 

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/22790909/nfl-coach-rankings-personality-doesnt-matter-but-rings-sure-do

 

Here's hoping that RR is in for a hell of a "I told you so" season.

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Based on his record and some obvious coaching mistakes, I would say this is pretty accurate.

 

I have faith that Rivera has grown as a coach....we will see.

 

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Pretty accurate. 25 seems right.

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I think that's about right for Ron. He could even be 30 IMO. The guys like him and he seems to know defense, but he has shown very little as the head man to instill confidence. If you were to rank the coaches from worst to best good guys, Rivera would be #1 without a doubt.

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A good deal of our close losses have come on the back of questionable coaching (over the past two years).  I would say this ranking is justified.

 

Until he proves he has the ability to make correct in game decisions, he will likely remain this low.

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Sounds about right.  Lucky they gave him the benefit of the doubt and ranked him higher than the newbs.

 

There's no question Rivera is a great defensive mind and the players do not quit on him. But when everyone looks at him in crunch time when the game is on the line, he has looked like the proverbial deer-in-headlights.

 

We can only hope he has learned from the past.

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Why should he be higher?

 

Sure, he's evidently a nice guy that players like, and he's a hell of a defensive coach, but he has given us no reason to believe he will be successful as a HC.

 

Hopefully he can make some of us believers this year.

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Nobody should be upset about this. I wanted him fired badly and most of you did too.

As soon as I realized he wasn't going anywhere I started hoping year 3 is the year where he gets it together.

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Sounds about right I guess. I hope Rivera has a breakout year like I hope Cam does.

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All he needs is to work on his game management, his defenses are always good. I feel like everyone is just jumping on the pile about Rivera.

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All he needs is to work on his game management, his defenses are always good. I feel like everyone is just jumping on the pile about Rivera.

 

idk if that's all he needs to work on, but it's certainly what he needs to work on the most.

 

It may turn out when it's all said and done that Rivera is a really good coach... just not a good HEAD coach.

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