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So, here's the thing. The Panthers had a helluva game yesterday, and I am as pleased as anyone, but one game---even a blowout game---does not fundamentally change anything regarding my overall perceptions of problems and/or solutions regarding the team. 

 

They Key is consistency. Give me that effort on a consistent basis, and I will change my tune entirely. Until then, you'll just receive a reprieve from criticism.

 

Consistency is the key!

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We should have been equally as cautious about making grand declarations after just the first two games.

But some of us weren't.

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Yea....now Rivera is a good coach....

 

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Given that most peoples perception were negatively affected by only 2 games then this game gives some balance to the equation.  Which team are we?  That does remain to be seen.  I look forward to the next 3 or 4 games which should go a long way to determine who we are at this point. 

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We should have been equally as cautious about making grand declarations after just the first two games.

But some of us weren't.

 

Perhaps. Hindsight is always 20:20. Our history does not necessarily breed optimism. Like I said in a thread last week, "fool me once, shame on you..." 

 

Edit: Nothing about the history of the Rivera Era demands that we be "equally as cautious" in our ratio of criticism to optimism. I can easily argue to the contrary.

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One game doesn't make or break a coach.

 

A pattern of doing things to cost games does.  Rivera still has that pattern (he didn't have a chance to break it yesterday, at least not in a meaningful situation) and until he breaks it.. ie going for 4th and short in a game winning situation, I'll still fault him.

 

 

At the very least though, the staff deserves credit for letting Cam be Cam yesterday, something I and others have criticized them heavily for this season so far.

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One game doesn't make or break a coach.

 

A pattern of doing things to cost games does.  Rivera still has that pattern (he didn't have a chance to break it yesterday, at least not in a meaningful situation) and until he breaks it.. ie going for 4th and short in a game winning situation, I'll still fault him.

 

 

At the very least though, the staff deserves credit for letting Cam be Cam yesterday, something I and others have criticized them heavily for this season so far.

 

Yeah, man, I was thinking to myself, "How in the hell do you fug up Cam Newton?" Here is a Heisman trophy winner, and national champion on two levels.  

 

 

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i still don't think Rivera is the answer as head coach. This game is an anomaly in the grand scheme of things. If he shows this consistency of trusting his players to get it done, i will be all for keeping him. He doesn't have that history so i'm cautious, even though this game was an absolute joy to watch on many different levels.

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