Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:03 AM
Here me out before you kill me, but I'd offer the job to Shula before McD. First of all we don't know who was making what calls. I'm certain that Shula was calling the specific plays, but I feel like Rivera was most likely making the big picture calls (what type of plays to call). Shula has head coaching experience (college is better than nothing) and more overall experience.
If I was JR, I would have told Rivera to not bother coming in this morning and go to Shula and say, "well son (I picture JR calling everyone son) here's your chance. You're now an NFL interim head coach. You've got a giant mess here to fix and you'll most likely be fired in late December. However, if you can right this ship and take us to the playoffs, you'll have an opportunity to interview against the best available football minds to keep your job. Now prepare what you want to say in your first press conference about how you're going to turn this season around. Oh and Mike, you're hated on the huddle almost as much as Ron, so you better come up with something good to say."