"I'm in the shower and the water is pouring over my head and suddenly I start thinking, 'You've got to be kidding me. We lost four games last year by one yard — one stinking yard.' Can you imagine that?" Rivera said.
That quote is actually quite encouraging to me. It shows that these things eat at him, and something eating at you long after they've happened means you'll remain focused on correcting them no matter what it takes. Rivera may have been out of his depth early on, but if he and the team pulls it together this season than getting rid of a coach right when he figures it out is a pretty stupid thing to do IMO.
I'll be blunt, if Ginn's horrible route-running from Thursday is all we'll get from him as a receiver this year than he really shouldn't be considered a lock unless we're going to keep someone based purely on his return skills, and the looks Kenjon Barner have gotten there combined with Pilares, Adams and Armond Smith's abilities doesn't make him that necessary.
He's been doing a lot of the individual installs and watching from the sideline, but he needs those reps ASAP. The team seems to be bringing him along slowly to keep from making his injury worse as well.
just watched the game again... I must say I think that's mostly on Anderson. He was very shaky and made pickles look nearly solid. we can't afford to have errors from our backup in the real games especially. this is not awesome for anderson. however gettis looked great with him. more so ginn should replace pilares.
Umm, no, it was definitely Ginn. Look at the coverages, then look at the routes that Ginn ran, they were almost completely opposite of what he should have done based on the coverage involved. Derek wasn't playing very well to be sure, but if most of the other receivers got the ball in their vicinity and yet Ginn was miles away, whose fault do you think that is?