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Why Rivera Changed After Buffalo


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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

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The Buffalo loss never leaves Rivera. Just as Newton has had to learn to process losses, Rivera has learned just how precious an NFL victory can be and how betraying your instincts can destroy that victory. Since the Buffalo game, he has gone for it on fourth down seven times, converting on five. As much as Newton's growth, Rivera's sudden aggressiveness has been heralded as a major reason the Panthers are suddenly in playoff contention.

 

But he agonizes over the Buffalo game. There's a big difference between being 5-3 and 6-2 and he keeps asking himself why he strayed from his springtime promise.

 

Last week he was driving home from the stadium, heading down a hill, passing under the Belk Freeway when Buffalo popped in his mind. A knot formed in his stomach. He ran the end of the game through his mind, ignoring the fact the light before him had turned red. From the corner of his eye he could see a car heading toward him and at the last second he stepped on the brake narrowly avoiding an accident.

 

"Seriously [the loss] eats at me," he said. "It friggin' pisses me off to no end. And maybe that's what it took. Maybe that's the revelation I needed."



#2 KJ89

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

I like this fuging Rivera guy. I really fuging do.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

It eats at me too Rivera.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rivera vs. any other NFL coach in a cage fight...i mean do we really even need them to suite up? Rivera destroys all.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:48 PM

 

 

Worth clicking on this link and reading the entire article.

 

Thanks fp for the link.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:53 PM

I'm really starting to like Rivera. He's finally showing what we always wanted him to show; his balls.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

Rivera vs. any other NFL coach in a cage fight...i mean do we really even need them to suite up? Rivera destroys all.


I hadn't thought about Rivera like that before. Very interesting. Been racking my brain and can't come up with any other Coach that scares me. So, yeah, I'll take Rivera, and his LB, military upbringing.

Bring on Harbaugh first. Spank that whiney bitch out to sea.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

I thought the fanbase was going to chase him out of town with pitchforks after the Buffalo game.


Ok, I admit... I would have been in that mob.... and Rivera is making me glad there was no such thing.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

Why Rivera changed? His damn job was on the line. Duh what else.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:04 AM

When I think of the city of Buffalo I also get knots in my stomach and have near-death auto experiences.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:06 AM

Why Rivera changed? His damn job was on the line. Duh what else.

 

Read the damn article.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

 

Last week he was driving home from the stadium, heading down a hill, passing under the Belk Freeway when Buffalo popped in his mind. A knot formed in his stomach. He ran the end of the game through his mind, ignoring the fact the light before him had turned red. From the corner of his eye he could see a car heading toward him and at the last second he stepped on the brake narrowly avoiding an accident.

 

"Seriously [the loss] eats at me," he said. "It friggin' pisses me off to no end. And maybe that's what it took. Maybe that's the revelation I needed."

 

 

 

same thing happened to me this morning on the way to work..... I had to poop.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:20 AM

He is what we were screaming for.  Now he is here and has finally become self-aware.

 

Not sure where this goes but self-awareness is always the first step.

 

Every great coach, every great team had to have that "moment" where it all became clear.  Some were minor in the media's eyes some were on display.  In all cases it was easily distinguished when the dust settled.

 

We stand on the brink of greatness.

 

May God have mercy on the offenses our defense face weeks ahead.  The Panthers will not.

 

This is our time.

 

The die has been cast. 

 

Keep pounding.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:20 AM

Read the damn article.

 

I careless about anything from you



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:20 AM

Why Rivera changed? His damn job was on the line. Duh what else.


Plenty of examples of Coaches losing their jobs rather than change philosophies. Martz, Fontes, Saban. I am glad Rivera is not afraid of self-evaluation. Learn and grow from every scenario.

This team plays good hard nosed football. We are 10-5 over our last 15. We play physically, and, aggressively on both sides of the ball. I'm afraid the future has already started my friend. Rivera gots this.


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