This is horrible to have leaked, seems like the FO has already given up on Rivera. Doesn't instill much hope in the fanbase either because it looks like they've given up this year
No! I think it's the opposite.
It's good leverage against Rivera and the Panthers that "no job is safe" Plus, Rivera's on the hot seat. This means Rivera knows he's gotta score 50 pts every game, and can't afford to "sit on any lead as he's done in the past".
Gettlemen probably realizes Rivera's "inner non offensive mindset". Plus, we don't know how this got out. It could have came from one of the candidates.
If true, I have no problem with it. Rivera's too complacent anyway. This could be as much reality, as psychology.