Even if I were a believer, this poo would baffle me. Thanks God for helping me win this meaningless game, while several people are starving, raped, mistreated and needlessly dying. What an awesome fuging God.
Yep. You might not have played the hardest, but you sure did pray the hardest. Give me a fuging break. I'm so sick of players explaining their wins as a function of their faith. Religion is very pervasive in our society, so "God" loves you and your team more than the other team who surely has players of faith?
I find it extremely selfish and egotistical to think this way, much less spread it through the media in your interviews.
I don't want to hear the poo, Ray. Don't pat yourself on the back too hard there buddy as God allowed you to forget how to tackle several times and your teammates bailed you out in the end.
If I am Rivera, I argue for my job this way: We have talent, but we have holes that Hurney never successfully addressed--DT, WR, CB, and OL are pretty significant aspects. Who is the last good linemen we brought in--Ryan Kalil? When did we last sign a qualitiy CB? Gamble? When did Marty Hurney EVER bring in a top WR? NEVER (Smith was here when he came aboard). DT? Corvey Irvin? Sione Fua? Terrell McLain? Ron Edwards? Louis Leonard? Tank Tyler? Frank Kearse? Undrafted FAs Neblett? Chandler?
I would add this: When the team sees the GM rewarding players with top contracts after underperforming and losing seasons, what motivates the others?
If I were RR, I would argue that Hurney's mess will take years to fix. Bad contracts that strapped the cap (DWill, Godfrey, Johnson, Beason, etc.) were all overpaid.
Honestly, Rivera needs to defend HIS decisions in the past two seasons with regards to managing the team and the game. Hurney's decision, however valid, should only be a small part of the Rivera story.