I still basically think he needs to go, but yesterday was not his fault, nor was it Shula's fault.
The players didn't execute.
If you constantly blame the coach for everything, it makes you lose credibility. Sometimes losses are on players, and yesterday was one of those times.
This is where Rivera is stupid: If he would have ran a real offense, trying to score a TD, or get closer for a FG, and it failed, then you can blame the players. Absolutely. Sounds simple right?
However, Rivera had no interest in a first down; running the ball up the gut 3X, looking to settle for a Near 50 yard FG with 1:30 secs left. That's the failure.
Even if Gano makes it, chances are Ryan (who's done it against the Panthers and Rivera before) marches up the field and kicks a FG for the win anyway.
That is why Rivera's being blamed. It's because, not only did he not make the right decision. It's because this has happened to him over and over again during his mostly pitiful 4yr NFL Head Coaching Career.
I really dont want to roll the dice again on a HC like we did with Ron. I'd like an established coach. Someone thats been in the poo so to speak and wont go through their first few seasons like deer caught in headlights.
Isn't this the logic of not hiring Chip Kelly, and other better candidates?
When are we going to learn ANY Head Coach is better than Ron Rivera!!
We have all the momentum, are moving the ball right down the field, then our FUGGIN WORTHLESS INBRED COACH decides to take the air out of the ball when we just barely get within FG range because he is the dumbest piece of poo ever to set foot on a GD NFL field. Even if we had made the hail mary FG, we all know that they would have come back down the field and beat us anyway. Why do novices no fuggin bodies like us know this but our HC doesn't?