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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: Carolina Panthers Riverboat Ron Rivera AP Coach of the Year Reply with quote

Plenty of deserving candidates for this award.

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NEW YORK -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Coach of the Year at Saturday's "NFL Honors" awards ceremony.

Rivera faced stiff competition from the Chiefs' Andy Reid, the Eagles' Chip Kelly, the Seahawks' Pete Carroll, the Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Cardinals' Bruce Arians.

After entering the season on the hot seat, Rivera turned his Carolina career around in October by embracing a newfound aggressive philosophy.

Rivera's penchant for gambling on key fourth downs earned him the moniker "Riverboat Ron," galvanized his team and injected life into a stale organization.

This football epiphany gave rise to a franchise-record eight-game winning streak that ultimately resulted in 12 wins, the NFC South division title and the Panthers' first playoff appearance since 2008.

The front office promptly rewarded Rivera with a long-term commitment this week, recognizing the gradual improvement reflected in the team's 17-5 record over the past 22 games.

Having established himself as a risk-taker and one of the NFL's premier defensive strategists, Rivera's next challenge is to keep pace with the rest of the NFC superpowers by fostering more creativity in scheme and play-calling on offense. He has three more years to make it happen.

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I guess getting your guys to show up on Sunday is all it takes to win this award nowadays. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

belicheck > Kelly > reid >
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have been Hoodie.

The Patriots were not a 12 win roster this year and he got that team within a game of the Super Bowl.
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game3525 wrote:
Should have been Hoodie.

The Patriots were not a 12 win roster this year and he got that team within a game of the Super Bowl.


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belicheck > Kelly > reid >


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good. There was a clear difference in the way the Panthers played once he changed his ways, and he deserves credit for that.

By the way, please stop acting like it's literally a miracle that a Tom Brady-led team to win 12 games. Thx.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have been that coach for New England.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Mike McCoy, Bruce Arians, were all more deserving candidates than Ron and Belichick...
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BlaqOptic wrote:
Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Mike McCoy, Bruce Arians, were all more deserving candidates than Ron and Belichick...

All did a very good job. A lot of well-coached teams this year.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlaqOptic wrote:
Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Mike McCoy, Bruce Arians, were all more deserving candidates than Ron and Belichick...


McCoy should have won just so we could give another middle finger to Norv who said that fans of the team shouldn't expect playoffs for a while Cool

I don't see the issue with Riverboat Ron winning it, I think there were plenty of deserving candidates this year.
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GaTechRavens wrote:

By the way, please stop acting like it's literally a miracle that a Tom Brady-led team to win 12 games. Thx.
Tom Brady might as well have been playing with both arms tied behind his back for literally half the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tzimisce wrote:
I guess getting your guys to show up on Sunday is all it takes to win this award nowadays. Rolling Eyes


Riveria was expected to be fired after the 1-3 start. No one predicted this team to finish above 3rd in the NFCS. Changed his coaching to get 11 wins out of 12. Got a 1st round bye.

BB had a great year, but Ron was very impressive as well. Those 2 and Reid were great, but you can't argue that someone was robbed.
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Belichick would have been my pick. He won with smoke and mirrors. Brady wasn't exactly playing great, either.

Rivera's key accomplishment (if we can credit him for this) is that Cam grew as a QB, cutting down on foolish throws. Having said that, the defense was also very good, so Rivera also probably deserves some credit for that.

No one's mentioned Trestman, and while he may not have deserved the award, I really liked what he did with the offense, especially getting Cutler to cut down on INTs and keep the team in it with McNown
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was Rivera or Reid. Rivera on the verge of being sacked deserved this award. 12-4 is no fluke in the end.
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[quote="Jazzaloha"]Belichick would have been my pick. He won with smoke and mirrors. Brady wasn't exactly playing great, either.

Rivera's key accomplishment (if we can credit him for this) is that Cam grew as a QB, cutting down on foolish throws. Having said that, the defense was also very good, so Rivera also probably deserves some credit for that.

No one's mentioned Trestman, and while he may not have deserved the award, I really liked what he did with the offense, especially getting Cutler to cut down on INTs and keep the team in it with McNown[/quote]

This except you will see Denver fans arguing how great their win was against the Pats and how good that offense is in the superbowl thread.

Brady didnt play that well this season and he had no weapons. If you are saying Julian Edelman is a weapon get out of here.
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