You're right. I went back and looked at the box score and now I do remember he ran out of gas and tripped over himself. We did actually score a TD on the ensuing drive from inside the 5.
I had also forgotten that Reuben Droughns killed us that day. fug him.
The Willig flag play would have been the game tying field goal. I assume that his 15 yard penalty tacked onto the penalty he received which actually drew the flag resulted in us being out of fg range.
Oh yes, that game, against Jake Plummer. Something is making me think that Peppers didn't get the TD on that return. I think he ran out of gas and tripped over his own feet around the five yard line. We probably only came away with a FG.
Stop making excuses for his poor play. He was terrible today, he was terrible against buffalo and was terrible for long stretches of the Seattle game. He wasn't very good for 2/3 of last season either. Time is running out and so are the excuses.
Posted by BIGH2001
on 16 September 2013 - 11:23 AM
Failure to adapt to personnel has shown itself in more than one way with Rivera. We lost at least three games last year (week 1 vs. Tampa, Seattle and Dallas) due to the inability to stop using the read option so damn much and actually come out with a viable attack.
We've lost games because of Olindo Mare, turnovers (Deangelo), blowing large leads (Tampa at home last year, Chicago in 2012, Atlanta in 2011) and we've also lost to downright shitty opponents (KC last year, Arizona in 2011).
So basically whether it's a failure to adapt, failure to come up with a game plan to beat overmatched opponents, failure to make adjustments to hold on to large leads, etc etc etc etc, it all comes back to one thing: Ron Rivera is a failure as a head coach.