You refused to believe he is the same guy? Unfortunately for us he is still the same guy. He is the same guy that coach the most conservative football in critical moments in a game. He is still the same guy that had one winning season out of three. Don't get me wrong Rivera doesn't deserve the entire blame for this season but he does deserve a lot of it. At the end of the day, he is still the same Ron Rivera looking lost most of the time. He deserves to be let go because I have seen enough from him in 4 yrs to know he won't be the guy leading us to the Super Bowl.
I realize that I am no doubt in the minority for still believing in this coach. I won't even say I am the 'silent majority'...but I believe in Ron.
Here is why:
I don't know if the play calling is his fault or Shula. It seems to me that this is a critical area that needs to be better addressed.
Alot (everyone?) has jumped on him for his handling of playing for a field goal. I will watch the game again - but what I saw was:
A kicker that hasnt missed under 50 yards. Close to automatic as you get. Why NOT trust your kicker?
As Cam says...hindsight is 50-50... Anyway...I didnt mind the play calling. I think he would have been flambeyyed (s?) if they threw a pass and it was intercepted.
I remember last year. Very well. Many fans (right here) wasnt happy with Ron and the same old witch hunt was on until they started winning. I refuse to believe he is not the same guy.
Consider- consider what we all know. Handcuffed by the cap, poor play, injuries, and a thug getting paid doing nothing for you..how would any of us play the hand dealt to Ron?
I am all about the blame game and wow -there is alot to go around. Oline, Shula...Gettleman to an extent (misfires on who he brought in this time...)...Cam (love him....but he hasnt been the same this year...Shula's fault?)
Anyway- I don't want Ron's head. I think he can lead us to where we all want to go.
(nerd alert...this makes me want to say "I believe in Harvey Dent".../shrug).
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