Saying I am not sold on DG being sold on Cam isn't far fetched. DG has twice now made comments that don't jive with faith in Newton or perhaps simply a non traditional option at the position.
If we lose Rivera is done - that isn't far fetched.
If Rivera goes - NFL history says Newton follows
Well it is when you have been reading joe person slanted views that didnt give the context of the comments and when gettleman reviewed the tape of last year and is aware of the read option heavy was ineffective and cam needs to work on being a better passer.
You have stated that gettleman isnt providing the proper tools for us to compete this year because rivera is not his guy. All the evidence supports to the contrary.
You are looking for things that are not there. I suggest reading rayzors thread about the gettleman comments. He knows cam is the present and the future. And he wants this team to succeed right now. Thinking otherwise goes against facts and id being a negative nancy
I can't get the bears game out of my head where they ran the same play at him all the way down the field for the win.
And the falcons game that Nak gets so much blame for but people forget it was Norman that got smoked and burned by Roddy on that play.
And call it coincidence but we went 4-0 with him on the bench.
I know the feeling. But he was a 5th round rookie thrown into the mix covering Brandon Marshall, Vincent Jackson, and a couple of other number 1s.
I don't get the Bears game, I really don't know. I have no answer for that. And it almost seemed like Norman pulled up on that Roddy play if you watch again.
But if you look at this guy and his physical tools, he looks the part of a number 1 and he has made some flashes number 1s make. For a 5th round rookie it is pretty incredible. I don't know if he will start this year, I really don't know if he is going to step up. From reports he has played very well and has seemed to have swallowed his pride. But he is the most physically gifted corner we have. That is the hype. That is why I have been preaching about this dude since day 1, because I just believe he has it. When I watch him it's like Sherman on the brink. But obviously who knows though.
This teams best chance of winning is with Norman on the sidelines. I really don't get the obsession with him other than he's a loud mouth who constantly gets beat. I wouldn't let him cover my food while I go to the restroom.
He is the most physically gifted corner we have. He ran his mouth a lot last year. Reports came out that he was a completely different person when he came in.
But being the most gifted corner we have is the obsession around here. There were a few plays last year that Norman made that nobody on the roster now could have made.
I know he hasn't lived up to this, but he could be Shermanesque with his given talents
--Rivera said he wanted to be on the show, says he's heard all the interviews
-- Rivera was the trusted guy among the players; acted as the liaison to Ditka
--Rivera said his 6th year in the league him and a bunch of guys went awol on training camp and went to the American legion to shoot pool and drink beer. Waitress comes up and has some pitchers of beer; waitress comes up and says here you go, Rivera says no i'll buy those, she says "no its from the coach" they turn and look and Mike Ditka is sitting in the corner with a bunch of his friends. Ditka comes up and slaps a 20 dollar bill on the pool table. They stay up till 12:30 am had practice at 8:30.
--Gross is the liaison to Rivera. They seem pretty tight. His nickname is "Captain Curfew" because he is the guy who gives the speech about everybody being back to the hotel on time and getting good sleep before away games. Says the players rag on him asking him "Hey gross i'm going to the bathroom is that ok?"
-- Ron Rivera brought a couple books, one of them "Roosevelt's Centurions." Is a big history buff. Went to Normandy this past off-season. Gross is reading "World War Z.
-- This is Rivera's 27th training camp. Has learned living minimally works the best at camp.
-- Talk about players who are trying to lose weight and gain weight. Byron Bell is one of those trying to keep his weight down. Kalil came up with a plate full of cookies and said "dig in guys." Pissed Byron off, and he left the table. lol
-- Rivera's daughter is on the Puerto Rico world cup softball team?
--Rivera loves to travel. From a military family. Has been all over the world.
Great interview. You can see why the players love him.