So...2 games...2 heartbreaking losses. We all know the Panthers could be 2-0. I blamed the first game more on player mistakes. The 2nd game, IMO is all on RR.
Several years ago I was one of the first to believe Foxy was the problem with his playing not to lose approach (and I took a lot of grief for that) [Foxy lost a playoff game last year with the Broncos with that approach...made me smile.] I was among those who believed that Rivera should be replaced after last year. Since he was not, and we have a new GM who is a football guy, I was behind him 100%. No one wanted Ron to succeed more than me. I really hoped he had evolved as a coach and was among those that Gettlemen was going to help be better. Ron certainly said all the right things and seemed humble. He also seems like a quality human being. I wanted this to be his year.
I do not care that RR is stoic on the sidelines. What I care about is his decision making. The Buffalo game magnified the fact that nothing has changed.
Ron has one more game. I am ready to give up on him but circumstances dictate 1 more chance. If he has any ability to adjust it has to happen now. The Giants are a desperate team, known for slow starts and somehow pulling it together. Rivera's team needs to play to win for 4 quarters. Period. Otherwise, IMO the Panthers need to move on.
Gettlemen has 1 film study to make a head coach out of Ron.
Let's go....no fear. Leave nothing on the field. Play the damn game to win.Go to the full post