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(Edited) Rivera is only under contract through next year


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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

(Edited)

He signed a four-year deal prior to the 2011 season. This is year three of that deal.

As it was with John Fox, if the Panthers decide it's time to move on they don't actually have to fire him. They can just decline to re-sign him.

If, however, they do want him to stay, they have to offer him a contract extension.

So, in your eyes, has Rivera done enough to earn such an extension?

#2 LinvilleGorge

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

No, not yet.  He seems to be turning the corner, but I like "Hotseat Rivera" over the overly cautious Rivera.  Give him an extension now and I'm afraid we'd go back to giving games away at the end because we were scared to actually go out there and just WIN the damn game.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

Season's not over yet, too soon.  Duh.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

nope.

 

10 wins and/or playoffs.

 

if he does that, extend him for another year and see if he can get back to back winning seasons. if he can't cut him lose. if he can, then give him and extension.

 

as good as things are looking right now, final results are all that matter and there's a whole lot of football left.



#5 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

At this point in the season?  No, and it's not even close.

 

Just 3 or 4 weeks ago the almost universal sentiment was fire him...  

 

 

Yes, he's won 3 in a row... yes it appears that he's at least learned from his earlier game management mistakes and has taken steps to improve in that area...

 

But I don't think we've seen anywhere near enough yet to say he deserves an extension.

 

We still haven't see a close game.  We still haven't seen him have to make a potential game winning 4th and short call. 

 

 

I will give him credit though for taking the step towards trusting the players more.  It's a start and I hope it continues.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

Make the decision at the end of the season and see where we stand. I Hope we can ride this momentum into the playoffs. 



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

Make the playoffs, without reverting to old ways, and yes



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

before now, no.  we can't deny he has helped put together a stout defense, despite our best corner retiring, our best S going on IR, crazy cap problems, no DT's(prior to the rooks).  He brought in McDermott, Chud/Shula, drafted Cam but has had problems winning, especially close games.  if we continue the trend we are going, he should be resigned.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

He still has to prove that this new Rivera is legit

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

no



#11 Udogg

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

nope.

 

10 wins and/or playoffs.

 

if he does that, extend him for another year and see if he can get back to back winning seasons. if he can't cut him lose. if he can, then give him and extension.

 

as good as things are looking right now, final results are all that matter and there's a whole lot of football left.

 

I don't think you extend for another year.  You either sign him to another 3 year extension or you let him go. 



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

I believe he has turned to corner but we still have the rest of the reason to go. The guys seem to like him and play hard for him. Basically right now, he is playing for his extension (contract year in a sense). We have to make the playoffs in my opinion



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:39 AM

hell no



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

before now, no.  we can't deny he has helped put together a stout defense, despite our best corner retiring, our best S going on IR, crazy cap problems, no DT's(prior to the rooks).  He brought in McDermott, Chud/Shula, drafted Cam but has had problems winning, especially close games.  if we continue the trend we are going, he should be resigned.

 

Agree.  However, I'd replace "best S" with "highest paid S".  I think it's been proven that Godfrey was not our best safety.  I just don't get it with Godfrey.  Both Fox and Rivera know defense, there's no disputing that and both seemed to love the guy.  However, what they've seen to love has just never fully transitioned to game day.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

10 wins and/or playoffs for me as well.  I have seen improvement each and every year, and if he is able to attain 10 wins, then he deserves a new contract.  The players respect him, and play hard for him.. they believe in his system, and he has not lost the locker room.  This team is on the rise.




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