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More piling on Rivera--Prisco ranks the coaches

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If Ron can get this team to the playoffs this year, you hold on to him for 2014 and see if he can string together back -to-back playoff seasons before extending him. If not, he can coordinate defense in Oakland for all I care.

This is the NFL in 2013. No coach deserves five years to figure out how to win.

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If Ron can get this team to the playoffs this year, you hold on to him for 2014 and see if he can string together back -to-back playoff seasons before extending him. If not, he can coordinate defense in Oakland for all I care.

This is the NFL in 2013. No coach deserves five years to figure out how to win.

 

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I was listening to pat Kirin who was a former GM and is now with nfl Sirius. He thinks Rivera is getting too much criticism for what has happened. He praised him for how he has handled Cam letting him start right away. He also thinks moving Shula up and going for consistency is huge especially for the offense and Newton. He thinks if we have to start over in 2014 it will set the team back quite a bit. He said we need to let him develop. He blames Richardson for going cheap by hiring a coordinator with no experience. He said we would likely replace Rivera with another coordinator and have to go through the same process. If you want a great coach then pay top dollar for a proven guy like a Bill Cowher. Otherwise you get what you pay for and you have to be patient. I think that is spot on

 

I have to disagree with this.  An absurdly high percentage of top coaches are top coaches in their first gig, Cowher included.  And an absurdly high percentage of top coaches win right away.  We're all actually hoping that Rivera is the exception, because if he follows the rule, he'll lose again and we will end up starting over again next year.

 

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OK, my turn.

Rivera has said that he and Chud saw what Cam did as a rookie and thought they could amp things up and take us to the next level. IMO, this is the only real mistake Rivera has made. He made that decision without taking Cam into the discussion. They thought Cam could do whatever they could come up with. It was a mistake. Even Cam has limitations.

Letting Cam be Cam is what Shula is going to do. This alone should make our Offense consistent, and good. Allowing Cam to do what he does best is what will make this O work. And all this team needs is for the O to consistent, play Rivera type D, and it will be plenty good.

All coaches make mistakes. It is the team on the field, and their play, that makes it successful. This team has all the ingredients to be successful. All we have to do to be very good is let Cam be Cam, and let Rivera let the dogs out on D.

The future has already started my friends. It is too late to stop it even if you wanted to. Shula allowing Cam to be Cam, with Rivera leading the D, and we are going to be a tough team to beat.

Rivera and Co. are primed to take the next step. Considering where we were just 2 short years ago, I think Rivera has done a fine job. We are ready to step up, and I truly believe the time is nigh for the rest of the league to find out just how good we really are.

tl/dr version. Rivera and Shula have fixed the only true problem we every really had. Thinking Cam truly was Superman.

Oh, and GOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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