Rivera was the coach here when he was drafted and when he signed his second contract. After his 2nd year any coach would have wanted him to stay on there team forever but I would bet his allegiance to Rivera and to the Panthers are pretty much the same and tied together for him.
It's one year in. I mean I get it. I'm not saying they will ever be any good but that's not my point. Everyone knows OL even the really good ones need time. Paradoxically, the injuries and poor play are actually a plausible reason to suggest they can get better MH can pretend they are good for a few years until he can't pretend anymore.
If you draft another OT high, you are saying your selections of the previous year won't ever be good enough. If you admit that why should you keep your job? Its not about what we want as fans it's about MH justifying his job. If Tepper believes him to be a good evaluator, would he be ok with him continually picking OT simply because fans are impatient?