Kb woukd not have the opportunity for development with our QB like he has, #1 reps, no vet mentoring if smitty were here. Smith would make it about him and would avoid doing his best to mentor KB so he can still be the man. Money, future, development. The blind emotionally attacbed fan cannot see. Those who get the wide, big picture do understand
# Get those stats smitty. See you in canton
Bingo...There was reason Steve Smith was released and it wasn't all about him lacking ability. I feel you covered it very throughly.
Go be a Saints for Falcons fan then. I don't care what deficiencies we have, I'll NEVER pull against my team.
If you are pulling for this train wreck, we call a team this year, to sneak into the playoffs and go one and out, instead of wanting a top rated player in the draft that will help turn this team around,you are pulling against your team.
No thanks. I want a hungry, young, creative offensive mind. I know the offensive part will likely not happen but if we can get the other three we could be in business.
Those are my exact thoughts. I want young,fresh leaders at all personel levels,aggresive people,with active minds when relating to football matters. I want people that have the desire to excel and aren't afraid to gamble and try out new ideas.
There is no doubting Ron Rivera was handed a team that was short on talent,however, situations like that really show what a HC is made of,good or bad..
Did I expect Rivera to take this team to the playoffs? Not really Did i expect him to have a winning season? Probably not. Did I expect him to have this team ready to play each week and be competive? Yes,but he didn't
Rivera not only failed to prepare the team for games,he also failed to make game time adjustments and went into a conservative shell when the game was on the line.He has stood by an let Shula,a proven inept OC, call plays and schemes that never work but they keep getting repeated regardless.
I could go on and on in my evaluation but the bottom line is,I think Rivera is probably a good DC but just not suited, or meant to be a top rated NFL HC..
Jason Avant was released after he told it like it was,I hope Olsen fakes it and avoids being truthful and brutally honest about Rivera and Shula's screwed up coaching,i would hate for him to be sent packing.
With the hand he was dealt this year through a variety of circumstances: the Hardy debacle, unfilled personnel losses, injuries, CJ disappearance, regression of QB play (regardless of your excuse for it)...Ron Rivera deserves another year to right the ship.
And here's the best part: no matter how loudly the screamin' Mimi's on this board want him gone...
He's gonna get it.
If Rivera,to my regret,gets another year, it will not be because he deserves it but because Richardson will be to cheap to buy him out and have to pay another HC.