You really want to keep him after you add up everything he has had happen and what we know about him being a little off?
I love the player Hardy is. He is easy to root for on the football field. But let's not kid ourselves he may not be guilty of what he was convicted of but he isn't 100% innocent and its only a matter of time before there is something else.
I more of a lurker than poster here but I cannot not comment here.
Don't you think you're being a bit unfair to Hardy at this time. I have no idea what happened that night but until he's actually found guilty (on appeal) don't you think he deserves the benefit of doubt. I don't ever recall him being involved in any other domestic disputes so it's not like he has a history with it so why are you so quick to dismiss him.
He's just trying to justify his earlier opinions of Cam. Saying comeback player supports his idea that Cam was bad last year. If he doesn't say comeback, then he would have to admit he was wrong and we all know that will never happen.
Just another example of some poor prognosticator trying to cover his ass. Nothing new here.
I agree! 11-4 is not nearly good enough, going 16-7 over their last 22 games is not good enough, having one of the best 3rd down conversion rates isn't good enough and having one of the best red zone offenses isn't good enough. I don't care that they have accomplished all this with a mediocre receiving group and patchwork OL. I also do not care that in Shula's first year Newton has had 4 last minute scoring drives whereas he had 0 in his previous two. I know some people would look at all this and see a group who is overachieving but we both know the truth.
Seems to me the powers that be in the NFL are missing out on a positive message here. If it was me, I would be showing the reply over repeatedly. You would think with all the negative crap out there right now with Incognito, they would want to show something positive for a change. Guess not.
Tons of coaches wanting a shot to audition themselves as an OC.
This is such an invalid argument. Any time a coordinator position opens up, there are tons of people interested. The problem is the panthers were very focused in their search, mainly loser retreads. How about giving a young upstart a chance.
Needless to say I disagree. Sometimes not taking a promotion is the best step long term for a career. I've read where a OC or DC has declined an interview for a HC job because they didn't feel they were presented with an opportunity to succeed and given the tenuous between Rivera and JR, I know I wouldn't of had a warm fuzzy feeling about the job/opportunity myself.
I'm certainly not defending Shula as I felt it was a terrible choice but do you really think JR's phone was ringing off the hook for the position given his handling of Rivera and Fox. If you felt you only had one chance to show everyone what you could do, would you really have wanted to come here this year to prove it knowing that Rivera could be a fired at any time and with him, would go your one opportunity.
I like Rivera and have always thought he will make a hell of a good coach - if he can just learn to manage the game a little better. He's close - very close. There's no guarantees but I'd bet on his success.