I admire your confidence, I don't share it however.
Show me Rivera. No talk, just do.
Rivera took over a team, and FO, that was a mess. He taught, coached, and lead that team to a fine finish. Then he let Chud talk him into going overboard with Cam. The team struggled as Chud went crazy. Once he dialed Chud back in, which did take too damm long, we got back to winning.
We have been winning for a year now. Don't let that hiccup at the beginning of the year cloud your vision.
So let's recap. Growth and better play in the 1st year. So he won that one.
Season 2, was a tale of 2 halfs. 1st half he let Chud cost us our season. 2nd half, he got us back on track. We were playing very good football down the stretch. Enough so, to save his job. Push.
This year. A rough 1-3 start was threatening to blow everything up. But noooo, he once again was able to rally the troops. And a 3 game winning streak has ensued. He has finally bought into his own philosophy. Aggression, and pressure, can be a good things. Even on 4th down.
So in summary. Rivera has lead, and assembled a staff that has this team playing well in all aspect of the game. Sure Gettlemen has helped by filling in the bottom of the roster, but it is Rivera and Co. that have this team playing the way they do.
Believe it or not. We are a pretty damm good team. And Rivera is a huge reason why.
IMO, his in game management has improved by light-years from whence it began. He has grown into the role, and become what many of us hoped he would.
Challenge... Conquered. I win, you win, everyfuggingbody wins. This team is headed in the right direction. We have an actual "Football Guy" running the show. We have Cam for the Offense, and Keek for the Defense. We have a Defensive minded HC who has embraced the future.
The future has already started. We are living it. Man, that is all that matters. We have only started this train ride. We gots lots of years left. Just enjoy it.
Rivera and Shula very well could be together for a very long time. I can live with that.