RR will get the season. With Gettleman's help...might even get another.
Soo...Elephant in the room question?
Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:07 PM
I've been ranting on this since Rivera took over but no one ever listens(points to last season)
Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:07 PM
If they start 2-8 again, there's no reason to keep him. Doesn't matter if they rally to 8-8. Rivera sucks early in the season and only coaches well when the pressure is off. Hopefully that changes this year but only time will tell...
Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:22 PM
He has to stay the whole season, no point in firing him.
Since the 1990 realignment, 18 teams have combined to make 24 in-season firings -- an average of a little more than one per season. Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, the Vikings and St. Louis each have done it twice. Fourteen teams haven't fired a coach during the season at all.
Of the 22 interim coaches who have completed the season, only four (18.2%) -- Bruce Coslet (7-2 with Cincinnati in 1996), Phillips (2-1 with Atlanta in 2003), Gary Moeller (4-3 with Detroit in 2000) and Mike Singletary (5-4 with San Francisco in 2008) -- have posted winning records, and Phillips took over a team that was 5-4 under Bobby Ross. The only other coach fired with a winning record was Norv Turner (7-6 with Washington in 2000).
In the remainder of the season, those 22 interim coaches posted a combined record of 51-111 -- a .315 winning percentage that's only marginally better than the respective coaches they replaced (54-136, .284). The 2000 Lions are the lone team that ended up with a winning record (9-7); none of them made the playoffs.
However, eight interim coaches (36.4%) ended up being promoted to the full-time position -- including Mike Tice with the Vikings in 2001 and current head coaches Jeff Fisher (Houston/Tennessee, 1994), Singletary and Tom Cable (Oakland, 2008).
It took Fisher (141-115) five full seasons before he posted his first winning record in 1999. Singletary (16-19) and Cable (14-24) still are looking for their first. Coslet (21-39 with Cincinnati), Dave McGinnis (17-40 with Arizona), Dick LeBeau (12-33 with Cincinnati) and Richard Williamson (4-15 with Tampa Bay) never had one.
Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:33 PM
Moot point. Rivera/Panthers put up and all is forgotten.
Panthers go 6-10, Rivera is gone, Kraken is gone, #1 is gone and we are LA bound. Not going to happen.
This, will be our shining moment. 2013. Just have faith.
Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:20 AM
There is no way in hell we should go 1-4.
Bills have no threat at QB and Palmer still checks under his bed for the Kraken when he goes to sleep.
I honestly dont see the Vikes pulling out a win either because our run D should be ridiculous, but its possible.
Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:32 AM
If we keep losing close games or giving up the lead, it would be hard to keep him around. That is pure coaching and if he's not able to handle games like that at this point it's just not happening. However, if there is one thing Rivera has proven over the years, is that he knows defense. He's had two #1 defenses with two different teams, one a 3-4 and one a 4-3. We was already top 10 and I expect top 5 this year. If he's fielding a defense like this, he may get a lot more slack.