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#1 AceBoogie

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:23 PM

http://www.wralsport.../video/8923865/

 

When watching this press conference there was definitely a reason to be excited. Ron was confident and really commanded the room. He said all of the right things and it is easy to see why he was hired. He honestly appeared to be the man for the job and he might very well be. Remember this was before we drafted Cam and Jimmy was talked about as being the franchise quarterback. 

 

Why do you guys think we haven't seen him live up to this first press conference? Were expectations to high after Cam's success? Did/Does he not have the right personnel? The right staff? Is JR too hands on?

 

It just seems like the guy in this press conference isn't coaching this team.



#2 Gabeking

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

Getting hired to do a certain and actually doing that job are two completely different things

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

He is a spitting image of Mike Singletary, a former player of the 85 Bears defense turned HC who people like personally but is not HC material.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:28 PM

He is a spitting image of Mike Singletary, a former player of the 85 Bears defense turned HC who people like personally but is not HC material.


Umm, no. Not even close. Rivera may turn out to be a poor coach, but Singletary was absolutely one of the worst coaches in recent memory.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

Umm, no. Not even close. Rivera may turn out to be a poor coach, but Singletary was absolutely one of the worst coaches in recent memory.

 

But he took off his pants in the locker room to get those guys going....



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

Am I the only one that isn't ready to just hate Rivera?

#7 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

I don't hate him at all, I hope he gets us on track and sticks around for a while.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

Just watched the vid, wow he was so green then. He seems a lot more comfortable in his own skin now

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

Am I the only one that isn't ready to just hate Rivera?

 

One of the few.  To me, growing pains for a new HC are acceptable and to be expected.  However, Ron hasn't shown much growth, just a lot of pain so far.  He's done a great job with his strengths (making a strong defensive unit) but hasn't improved his weaknesses at all as far as I can tell (commanding the unit as a whole to include OC/ST/etc, game/clock management, growing a set of testicles on 4th and short, learning from his mistakes and taking ownership of deficiencies, etc).
 



#10 AceBoogie

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

Just watched the vid, wow he was so green then. He seems a lot more comfortable in his own skin now

He actually seemed more confident then than he does now to me.



#11 fieryprophet

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

Am I the only one that isn't ready to just hate Rivera?


No. If he turns out to be unable to turn around his tenure and ends up as a poor coach that doesn't change that he seems like a genuinely good human being whose best simply couldn't cut it at the head coach level. But I'm going to retain optimism until I see no reason to have any.

#12 Frash Brastard

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:45 PM

One of the few. To me, growing pains for a new HC are acceptable and to be expected. However, Ron hasn't shown much growth, just a lot of pain so far. He's done a great job with his strengths (making a strong defensive unit) but hasn't improved his weaknesses at all as far as I can tell (commanding the unit as a whole to include OC/ST/etc, game/clock management, growing a set of testicles on 4th and short, learning from his mistakes and taking ownership of deficiencies, etc).


Yet despite all those shortcomings he has taken a 2-14 team and brought us to 7-9.

I agree with game management criticisms entirely and it may be the thing that gets him fired, but he hasn't been terrible by any means overall.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

No. If he turns out to be unable to turn around his tenure and ends up as a poor coach that doesn't change that he seems like a genuinely good human being whose best simply couldn't cut it at the head coach level. But I'm going to retain optimism until I see no reason to have any.


Two losing seasons isn't enough for you? I promise more of us will get behind him if he starts winning. Then we will be like one big happy family. I might even buy you a beer at a game.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

and George Seifert took us from 4-12 to 8-8!





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