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

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As others have said, if Rivera is making our defensive players better then keep him on and let him keep doing it.

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kudos mav, i was hoping someone could bring a good argument and you have... my problem is... do we have proof that Rivera has been instrumental in developing anyone so far?

 

Not exactly, but I would be surprised if he hasn't helped Keek a lot.

 

I do think that Rivera has some major issues relating to personnel, though, and while I think he has done a good job at times of coaching up the D I don't think our offense has responded at all.

 

I really regret us not spending the money to get Norv Turner this offseason.

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

The sad truth is that there's no real upside either.

There's no miracle comeback to be had out of this. No spark that ignites the players. There's no undiscovered SuperCoach to be had on our staff.

Any notion that it makes our season better is a pipe dream.

That Rivera is gone at the end of the year seems fairly certain. Having him gone sooner doesn't really make it any better. It's just another log on the dumpster fire.

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Why is he still our coach?

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The sad truth is that there's no real upside either.

There's no miracle comeback to be had out of this. No spark that ignites the players. There's no undiscovered SuperCoach to be had on our staff.

Any notion that it makes our season better is a pipe dream.

That Rivera is gone at the end of the year seems fairly certain. Having him gone sooner doesn't really make it any better. It's just another log on the dumpster fire.

 

I'm sure the players are frustrated with the way things are, including the obvious ineptitude of this coaching staff, so firing Rivera and putting a guy like McDermott in charge might at least signal to the players that we're not going to settle for the status quo. 

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I'm sure the players are frustrated with the way things are, including the obvious ineptitude of this coaching staff, so firing Rivera and putting a guy like McDermott in charge might at least signal to the players that we're not going to settle for the status quo.

I'd say the Beason trade showed them that.

Gotta remember that Rivera is popular with the players. Firing him midseason may piss them off as much as anything.

Mind you, that's not a reason to keep him beyond this year.

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I think we should give McD a shot.  People were talking about him as our potential coach anyways from what I remember.  

 

Once we're officially out of the playoff race, see what he can do.  That's a practical route but still, we have JR so maybe waiting for a while with Riveriereia

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I think we should give McD a shot. People were talking about him as our potential coach anyways from what I remember.

Once we're officially out of the playoff race, see what he can do. That's a practical route but still, we have JR so maybe waiting for a while with Riveriereia

I want Rivera gone as much as the next person, but I would absolutely hate to see McDermott as our HC. I can't think of a worst nightmare than us giving McDermott a shot, him finishing the season by winning out...and then "earning" the hc position next year. fug. That.

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I'd say the Beason trade showed them that.

Gotta remember that Rivera is popular with the players. Firing him midseason may piss them off as much as anything.

Mind you, that's not a reason to keep him beyond this year.

 

I know he's popular on a human level... but at this point I'd have to think a growing number of players are realizing just how inept he is and they're getting tired of being embarrassed. 

 

I think you started to see some cracks in the armor yesterday with shots of players chuckling after Rivera had spoken to them. 

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Was there any credibility to the begun search for a new coach that was reported a couple of days ago?

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The problem with firing Rivera mid season is if we end up with our version of Romeo Crennel. He took over the Chiefs and went 2-1 to round up the season. He got the job and they finished 2-14. I personally do not see any one on our coaching staff now that stands out as NFL head coach material. So while Rivera may find himself out of a job come the end of the season, doing it this early, or at any point in this season may not be the best course of action. Let Rivera finish out the season and see what happens. 

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I'm sure the players are frustrated with the way things are, including the obvious ineptitude of this coaching staff, so firing Rivera and putting a guy like McDermott in charge might at least signal to the players that we're not going to settle for the status quo. 

 

I'm with you on this.

 

It sends the organization the message that it is not acceptable to be unprepared and undisciplined. Letting Rivera finish out the year is like letting a wound continue to fester. So what if we can't get the right antibiotics until the end of the year. At least slap some cream on it and cover it with a bandaid.

 

Doing nothing sends the wrong message to the team and it perpetuates the culture of losing.

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