For once, I just want to enjoy the win this Sunday against a team I truly despise and let the chips fall as they may.
Cam played out of his mind today...granted the Saints aren't a defensive juggernaut but I'll take it. The young secondary did good and we might just have found an oline that only needs an upgrade at LT and a backup/replacement for Kalil.
I agree that he has mismanaged many aspects of the team. I don't particularly have a problem with him being hands off on the offense though, a lot of coaches focus more on their specialty. My problem is not bringing in a guy that would deserve to be entrusted to run the offense competently. Too bad Norv Turner decided to go to Cleveland with Chud rather than come here. If he could have pulled off that move, we might all be having a different discussion today.
I don't pay much attention to reasons/excuses given since they are merely his way of answering a question that he has to answer. I'm sure that behind closed doors, they talk about some players the same way we do. But they can't come out and say publicly that "Byron Bell sucks and has no business on the football field, but everyone else we have sucks just as bad, if not worse, so we're stuck with him for now." They have to at least give the pretense that they believe in these guys.
Let me play devils advocate
..so he is. Defensive guru, if he looked at tape of his own team it should be pretty clear how to stop the Panthers
,,it's really pretty simple .. Don't you think he should have enough sense to have input into the offense?
Did it really take the Philly game for him to not see the lack of,separation?
Ask yourself, the elite coaches in the NFL, don't you think they are absolutely aware of all phases of the game at almost every second of the game?
How many times have you seen a Harbaugh or a Bellinchek running down the sidelines to call a time out because of some thing they saw on either side of the ball? When have you Ever seen Rivera do that?
The title is head coach for a reason and his on the job training over the past 4 years has not Worked he needs to matriculated on out of Charlotte
The Panthers need an elite coach and I expect Richardson to go get one or he might as well take cam Newton this season and trade him to the highest bidder,
We have seen elite coaches and Ron Rivera isn't even a game manager
When you start seeing people like Greg Olsen getting frustrated, and if you ar the owner, you have take notice.
...then again, I'm not sure JR notices much anymore.
The Ron & Dave show is a low ratings disaster but the fact is ole Dave signed Ron to a 3 year extension in the millions, you know the same guy who thought Bell and Chandler were legitimate tackles and Ron Harper and Cason could still cover someone.
If I were a betting person, come black Monday, ole Ron 'I'm just glad to be here and havent a clue what i'm doing' Rivera will still be here with his cast off of misfit NFL Coaches.
I'm not defending his words, but did you guys expect him to say anything different?
Yes, I do.
I want to hear him say: I fuged up. I took energy away from my team and I called a 'play not lose' series of plays.
I cost my team and I'm sorry. I"m sorry for them and I"m sorry for the fans and I will learn from it and do better.
You know the same poo they want Cam to say every week. His QB who constantly takes the hits for his Shula's and Gettleman's common dumbness.
It might even earn him some respect in that locker room...this everybody but 'me' bullshit is getting very old.
Here's a note to Ron, think about what the Patriots coach or the Green Bay coach or the Indy coach or the Arizona coach would have done and try to emulate them. Even if you are not great, pretend you are. It's fairly clear you ware not a big thinker out there. Let me be clear, you are a 3-6-1 coach, what exactly did you have to lose by going for it? What happened to the 'agressive' coach you promised to be?
This is sad times Panthers' fans. There is not enough talent on this team this year to save this coach from himself.