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What will it take for you to be impressed by Matt Rhule this season?

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Let's say he squeaks out 6 wins with this crew. Would that do it? 

What if there is 2 wins but the team improves and starts to come together at the end of the season? How about that?

 

What would it take for you to get excited about Rhule.

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It's perhaps not entirely fair to Rhule and the staff/team but I can't really say at this point. I think the main thing will be seeing a team that doesn't quit, that visibly improves throughout the season (even if it doesn't result in wins), that has a staff that appears to use the players to their strengths and adapts to the opponents (again, not necessarily resulting in wins), and most importantly develops consistency and doesn't have week-to-week polarity like Rivera teams did. 

honestly, as someone who's been a die-hard fan since '95 my interest in and engagement with the team is the lowest it's ever been right now. Seeing Rivera retained into 2019 was very deflating from the start and only got worse as the season went along. I'm trying to keep an open mind and come into this season with minimal expectations. This is a very unique and difficult situation for the staff and players and things could be very ugly but that doesn't mean it's self-inflicted like Panthers ugliness has been in the past. 

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Be  competitive  in  most  of  the  games .

We  have  lost  some  of  the  best  players  we  have  ever  had, and  replaced  them  with  draft  picks  and  free  agents.  Inexperienced  coaches,  new  systems, and  reduced  practices.

I  just  want  to  be  able  to  want  to  watch  all of  the  games , and  not  turn  off  at  half  time  and  think  --  bring  back  Jimmy  Clausen

 

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27 minutes ago, Jeremy Igo said:

Let's say he squeaks out 6 wins with this crew. Would that do it? 

What if there is 2 wins but the team improves and starts to come together at the end of the season? How about that?

 

What would it take for you to get excited about Rhule.

I’ve already prepared myself for a 1-15(or equivalent in this year speak) or 3-13. A 6-10 or above would be impressive.

I really want to see what he does next year though, that’s my marker. This year to me is just a test drive to make sure all the cylinders are firing.

I’m really happy about having teddy and I think he will elevate the play of all the young bloods on the team.

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A lot of folks here are confusing normal expectations with being impressed.  My honest expectation for this team is 3-5 wins.  Heck, CMC will probably win us 2 or 3 games pretty much on his own.  That's what we should be expecting, and simply meeting expectations should never be considered "impressive".

To be impressed?  We need to win 7-8 games.  That would be impressive considering where we're coming from.

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10 minutes ago, Billy Love said:

let’s tackle these issues first. Wins will come as a result.

 

 

That’s a huge thing to me. Tackling and wrapping up properly is going to be huge to me with this transition. I’m sorry but I’m not sold on this new DC at all, we all know him and rhule are buddies but 3 green college coaches in the top three spots really worried me. I don’t want to turn into a NO/ATL style shootout team. We need to maintain a stout defense, who can bend but won’t break.

Edit: something even I will admit was sorely lacking in Ron’s last few years.

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Honestly, I'll know when I see it!

In general, a marked improvement on offense, especially as it pertains to creativity in play calling & situational awareness. I guess adaptability could be under the situational awareness umbrella, but I put a premium on adaptability in all areas, including the willingness to play the best people at the time, regardless of seniority, especially if the vet isn't getting it done.

On the defensive side of the ball, I want to see some development! We have some decent pieces in my estimation, so I want to see some positive progression.

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He’ll look impressive if he can make this team better than the sum of its parts.

On paper, this is a 3 win team. If he can double that, ill be impressed.

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We had an all vet crew last year and hopes of being in the playoffs. This year we are clearly rebuilding, so I’ll be impressed with Rhule if we simply improve throughout the season rather than get much worse...like we have the last few years. I don’t think anyone expects much in the win column, but I would love to see the young players develop, under performers to be held accountable, and simple mistakes that we have complained about for years to be eliminated like Delay of game penalties, adjustments etc.

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