Here's the question though...
Which Rivera is the real Rivera: The guy who went 12-4 last year or the guy who's coached to mediocre records every other season?
A valid question and legitimate concern. I wouldn't say RR has coached mediocre seasons prior to this one though.
His first year we were the worst team in the league the year before, and were severely lacking in talent. He improved drastically on that team to 6-10, with a ton of close games that we coulda been 10-6 or 9-7.
He improved again the second year with unrealistic expectations due to Cam's Superman rookie campaign, with a laughable defense. Again, a couple of balls bounce our way we coulda had a winning record.
Defense finally showed up last year and we win the NFCS title.
This year has certainly been a regression, but I actually feel like Rivera's body of work as a whole has been decent and if we go the fire coach look for new one route we could regress even further.
I guess I just look at the Raiders and see a team that has a revolving door at the HC position and they are a laughingstock.