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Can someone explain to me What the downside is to Firing Rivera mid-season


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#1 restNChrist

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:11 PM

I keep seeing everyone suggesting that there is no way Rivera is fired mid-season.  I'm curious if G-man is such a great GM why he wouldn't do this now.  The season looks lost.   Perhaps firing Rivera would jumpstart a miracle comeback.  What else is there to lose?  Make McD the HC and see what happens says I.



#2 Panthro

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

If he was a great GM he would have been able to fire him after last year....but our owner calls the shots



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

Gettleman is a yes man. JR runs this show. He does what Richardson tells him to do.

 

It was Jerry who forced Rivera on Gettleman in the first place. Yet you think Gettleman actually calls the shots? Nope.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

it should have happened after we lost to the Giants, but they are so bad we couldn't do it.  there is no downside, but it's hard for me to say yesterday's loss was Ron's fault.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:24 PM

The Rivera thing will play itself out. I know we want blood, but that issue will take care of itself.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

The Rivera thing will play itself out. I know we want blood, but that issue will take care of itself.

 

so what you're saying is...

 

The answer's already on the roster? :(



#7 restNChrist

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

The Rivera thing will play itself out. I know we want blood, but that issue will take care of itself.

What does this mean?  How does this issue take care of itself?  Is Rivera going to quit?



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

Jerry Richardson would have to pay his salary for the rest of the season even though he wouldn't be coaching.  That is the only downside.  The upside, maybe the reaction the team would have to losing their coach would either make the team go into tank mode so we could have a good draft pick or maybe finally light a fire under the team and start winning.  Either way it's worth a shot because nothing is changing with Rivera at the helm.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

I honestly can't see the downside, how much less prepared can we be? 



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

I think we are all wondering that same thing. Firing a coach mid season just isn't J.R 's way.


Of all the replacements that Rivera had to hire this season he did a good job of not hiring a capable fill in.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

Jim Skipper certainly could do no worse with this group.



#12 mav1234

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

I keep seeing everyone suggesting that there is no way Rivera is fired mid-season.  I'm curious if G-man is such a great GM why he wouldn't do this now.  The season looks lost.   Perhaps firing Rivera would jumpstart a miracle comeback.  What else is there to lose?  Make McD the HC and see what happens says I.

 

1) It's unlikely that McD would save this season

2) JR hates firing people mid season - when he and I spoke he said he felt he paid a coach to develop players and that firing them was basically letting them off the hook.  Also, he literally told me that would cost money and fans don't like when he has to recoup losses since the like prices being low LOL

3) Reality is the season isn't totally lost, even if most of us feel it is... I mean, it's four games in and we aren't making the playoffs but you never know I guess.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

Gettleman is a yes man. JR runs this show. He does what Richardson tells him to do.

It was Jerry who forced Rivera on Gettleman in the first place. Yet you think Gettleman actually calls the shots? Nope.


Not being a smart azz but is this true?? I hear this all time but I haven't seen anything credible to prove it.

#14 restNChrist

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:32 PM

I think we are all wondering that same thing. Firing a coach mid season just isn't J.R 's way.


Of all the replacements that Rivera had to hire this season he did a good job of not hiring a capable fill in.

There isn't a position coach on this team who would do worse as the HC than Rivera!

 

Ricky Proehl anyone!



#15 restNChrist

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:34 PM

1) It's unlikely that McD would save this season

2) JR hates firing people mid season - when he and I spoke he said he felt he paid a coach to develop players and that firing them was basically letting them off the hook.  Also, he literally told me that would cost money and fans don't like when he has to recoup losses since the like prices being low LOL

3) Reality is the season isn't totally lost, even if most of us feel it is... I mean, it's four games in and we aren't making the playoffs but you never know I guess.

You actually talk to JR?




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