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
I'm not saying he's elite by any means. Just that it's not uncommon for a HC to put more focus on their specialty area, after all that's what they know best. Some guys, like Rivera, did not have experience designing an offensive scheme when hired as a HC, so need to rely on someone more experienced at it. The problem for me isn't that he lets the OC run the offense, but WHO he put in charge of it. He needed someone that has experience running a successful offense, not a guy who hasn't been an OC in 15 years...and one that was not even particularly effective.