Been reading the back and forth, on how much credit Gettleman should get, and for what.
Hmmmh. I also have a feeling, Gettlemen may have looked at the tape, and expressed to Ron he was coaching too conservative, helping Rivera's development.
Yeah, Ron may not have listened through the first 4 games (based on his coaching, up until that point). However, after Buffalo, maybe a light bulb went off (with or with out Gettleman's additional comments), based of some prior discussion they had.
I say this because: No competent, sincere GM, could look at the Panthers tape the past two years, and not offer Rivera any constructive criticism or advice on his coaching style.
Not sure, Hurney had that type of authority and credibility with Rivera.