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"Riverboat Ron" nickname does not have just to do with 4th downs


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#1 teeray

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

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Everyone has talked about Riverboat Ron and his newfound willingness to go for it in fourth down situations.  But that is only part of the story.

 

I can't find the quote, but I remember Rivera had a quote after the Bears loss last year, (paraphrasing) "You have to make them drive down the field and beat you". and one of the beat writers writing "That is exactly what they did"

 

Time after time, we would get in these situations and we would run very basic coverage, just keep everything in front of you, just rush 3 or 4, drop 7 or 8, get really deep, etc.

 

But in these late game situations during this win streak, he has also gambled much more often on defense late in games, and it has paid off big time.  Against New England only up by 4 we dialed up a CB blitz on that final drive, against SF Kuechly blitzed one of their final drives and got a sack, if I recall Mitchell got a sack late in the game against the Rams.

 

No longer, late in games in crucial defensive positions are we just sitting back and hoping they make a mistake.  Riverboat Ron has gotten much more aggressive and has shown much more faith in the defense to make a play and cover with sending extra guys and being aggressive on the perimeter instead of just loose zones and being conservative. 

 

I think the change has also played as much of a part in our winning streak and ability to win close games as has his willingness to go for it on fourth down.



#2 TruCatzFan

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:40 PM

Pretty sure there was a thread about this very subject last week.

But who cares? I'm down to re read stuff

#3 NJPanthers12

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:41 PM

Pretty sure there was a thread about this very subject last week.

But who cares? I'm down to re read stuff

 

so why say it then?



#4 SCP

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

His new name should be "Huge Ball Sack" Ron. It doesn't rhyme but that 4th and 10 go for it was huge.

#5 PhillyB

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:43 PM

yup, no more dreaded cover zero for eighty yards and a loss.



#6 KendrickPanther

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:43 PM

Yeah I have been pleased in our efforts to pressure the QB late in games.



#7 SIGCHI222

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

I wanted his head on a stick when we were 1 and 3.  I had 12 irrefutable reasons he did not need to finish the season with a job in the NFL.

I HATED HIM WITH PASSION.

 

 

I would now kiss his ring. 

 

Ron is the Don.

 

 



#8 Anybodyhome

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:48 PM

See, all this time I thought it was a racist comment directed at his Hispanic heritage and how his family got to this country by crossing a river....

 

 



#9 TheGreatestOfAllTimeCam

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

Winning cures everything. Guy is no longer the biggest asshole in my life (Rivera). Keep winning for a year or two, and I might actually like the guy

#10 KJ89

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:54 PM

Yup. I'm loving every decision he makes. I officially trust him completely now.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:54 PM

Winning cures everything. Guy is no longer the biggest asshole in my life (Rivera). Keep winning for a year or two, and I might actually like the guy

 

a year or two?

 

i love ron unabashedly right now.



#12 Growl

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:56 PM

Ive always felt as if "winning" was a reasonable standard to hold a coach to, but I digress..

#13 fieryprophet

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

You know what I like the most? He was still angry after the win. He didn't let a comeback victory gloss over the poor first half and will make sure this team understands it can't act like it did today and expect to win. His expectation is for them to perform to their best and nothing less.



#14 KendrickPanther

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:02 PM

Well I will say this. for the third straight season this team has improved it's win total.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

Pretty sure there was a thread about this very subject last week.

But who cares? I'm down to re read stuff

 

If so, my bad.  I was out of town part of last week so I may not have read every thread that was created. 

 

Thanks for keeping everything straight and keeping us posters in our place homie .




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