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#1 stankowalski

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

This last game he went for it on 4th down in a few spots.  One of them I thought he was insane.  But we converted.  Did he learn a lesson from one of our earlier games where he should have gone for it but didn't and it cost us?  Is he taking it a little too far?  Is he just trying to give the offense some confidence?  Was it just because the Vikings are a bad team?  Will he do the same in similar situations against better teams? 

 

I just thought the Rivera we saw this past week was so anti-Rivera that now I don't know what to think.



#2 JJT

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

As I recall he went for it twice on the opening drive.  I think that made sense the first time because of the field position, and the second time because we had committed to scoring the TD, not the field goal.

 

The next time the situation arose, he punted because of the field position, and it was two yards to go, not one.

 

All in all, I think the three decisions were all correct.



#3 The Huddler

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:14 AM

Idk. We have yet to see a conclusion to a game that comes down to the wire since buffalo, where it was the same Rivera.

He does seem more agressive since then.

#4 Oldmanrivera

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

Do I think so. I wont know til I see it happen again.

Do I hope so. You bet donald lafells sweet ass I do

Seriously tho I do think Rivera is showing how capable he is to get this team to great places. He just needs to keep a dominate mindset at all times

#5 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

I think he has to a degree...  would he have gone for it on 4th and 1 before the Bills game?  Obviously not...  now he is, so there's that.

 

As The Huddler said though, we haven't had a game since Buffalo that was close in the 4th.  Until we do, I reserve judgement.

 



#6 mbarbour21

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

He has gotten more aggressive for sure. His hot seat caused him too. But he seemed to not get trigger happy since he didn't go for it on 4th & 2.

#7 BelgianPantherFan

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

Yesterday, it was the first time this season I had the feeling they were using the players to their potential.

They've been ignoring our strenghts for too long, sadly.



#8 Dash Global

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

Why not go for it early in the game mid - deep on the opp side of the field?!? 

 

As a coach you need to have confidence in your play calling and be aggressive. 

 

Fug being a pussy with no balls. 



#9 Marguide

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

He has gotten more aggressive for sure. His hot seat caused him too. 

 

Exactly. He has nothing to lose now and he knows it.

 

My fear is what we would see from Ron if he ever starts to feel comfortable in his job again.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:35 AM

He starts coaching "to win", that is what we need and what we can. No more "play not to lose" crap. Mike and Cam are so good in short yardage situations, we have to continue to use the weapons we have in situations where the are needed. Show balls and you get rewarded!



#11 panfanman

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:36 AM

I do think he has been more aggressive in taking some risks but has done it out of pressure and is well out of his comfort zone.
I do think you can take those risks when your defense is as good as ours. We will see what happens when the game is closer. I still say he will revert back to conservative play call to run the clock out and play prevent defense the second of which I absolutely hate. Especially when we have the defense we have.

#12 mbarbour21

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

Exactly. He has nothing to lose now and he knows it.

My fear is what we would see from Ron if he ever starts to feel comfortable in his job again.


Hopefully he realizes it is a business, you are never safe. Plus, if we start winning, he should see it is because of the change from passive to aggresive.

I just don't wanna start all over......but who really knows? I just want what's best. WIN!!!

#13 jungleking

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

https://twitter.com/...490267125870592
Ron Rivera on going for the early fourth downs: "it's what we're going to do. We're going to do the best we can to make things happen."

 

 

Sounds like yes, he is looking at a long-term change in the way the team does things on fourth downs. And it's friggin awesome.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:40 AM

Both times we went for it we were in a good position to do so.

If you are between the 30-40 I have no problems going for it (except of course certain time and score situations) and with how well our defense is playing going for it inside the 5 does has a higher reward to risk ratio.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:41 AM

Exactly. He has nothing to lose now and he knows it.

 

My fear is what we would see from Ron if he ever starts to feel comfortable in his job again.

 

Plus, it's easy to be aggressive when the games don't mean anything (in the standings, or the actual games themselves).

 

However, next week the Panther will have a chance to be 3-3 (and theoretically in the layoff hunt). So what will Ron Ron do if/when he has a close game against an underdog  with a possible playoff run on the line?

 

That's when I want to see his decision making. And even then, it must be sustained. A lot of Huddler's thought he turned the corner last year--down the stretch, when the Panthers were already out the playoff hunt and the games didn't count. Then Buffalo happened this year. 




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