Rivera sounds like a "yes man" to me in how he has described his role for the balance of the season.
.....................I see absolutely no confidence in his voice and/or vocabulary during any interview with the media..........he will often repeat or studder like in a ship without a rudder just trashing through the water.
Mark my words........we end up at best 3-13............
He was turned down for a head coaching job prior to the Panthers 9 times by other NFL teams.............
If this guy is savvy and sharp..... then he is putting on the best acting job I've ever seen from a coach..........
Mark my words again.......this will be his last job as a head coach in the NFL....................
Outside of the flukey NYG matchup ( see Tenn last year)....We have lost our other games by an average of about 4 pts a game.
We have lost close games to some pretty decent teams. Eventually we will see things even out like last year. Unless the team quits, 5-7 wins should be realistic.
I almost wonder if the gut the roster part is such a bad thing. This team seems to have an ideological clash in the locker room between the "new, modern, 2012" mentality and some of the "good ole boys" left over from the previous regime.
Can't completely gut it....won't have cap room to bring in real bodies to replace them.
Chud got lazy....just putting the ball in Cam's hands. His emphasis is on "gadget" and crazy plays....makes him stand out more. Build off the hype generated last year that the mad scientist is a great play caller.
What got lost in his big chunk offense that is pretty much the Cam show....is what is needed to actually win games and to help a young QB grow.
Said all offseason Chud was overrated and was getting by off what Cam was doing.....I still think that is true. We are seeing why he was fired in Cleveland. Failure to adjust and realize he is part of the problem
C'mon bro... Think... At his age, compared to his actual # of carries ( very low when compared to other RB's his age)... He is better than a spring chicken... His legs are fresh as hell... No worries about DeAngelo on my end
Father time is still Father Time.....people keep pimping his carries and overlook had 2 to 3 times the touches entering the NFL as a majority of RBs.
Williams contract was always dumb....a thank you for what he did. Teams don't pay aging runners with young horses in the stable....and Stewart is ready to explode. Williams already peaked.