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Ron Rivera:

<> First NFCS coach to lead his team to back-to-back division titles.
<> Led his team to the Super Bowl after a 15-1 regular season.
<> In that 15-1 seasons, the Panthers held 9 of 16 opponents to 20 pts or fewer.
<> Outscored playoff opponents 80-39 enroute to SB vs. Denver

We can look at the above stats and say "Wow!" Riverboat Ron was the real deal. Well, if that's the case, we have to say the same about Dan Quinn, who put up equally impressive numbers a couple of years later with the Falclowns (minus consecutive division titles).

Consistency is the hallmark. Can we all say "Thank God for CSP?" :worthy:

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If anyone cares, Rivera was the second most winningest coach in NFC South history after Payton. He was also the one with the second longest tenure after Payton. Again.
Since the 2015 Super Bowl season, Rivera has a 29-31 record, including a 7-15 mark against the NFC South. I'm thinking this factored in heavily in the decision to let him go. I also think a change of scenery would do him a lot of good.
 

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Can't lose to the Redskins, a team that wasn't even trying to win a football game.

That spoke volumes to the GM/Owner.

He had to go.
 

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I really wasn't expecting this. After all he's done, he's proven he's a very good HC. He lost his QB this year, and the team parted with great players for them like Thomas Davis. I figured there would be some transition for them this year. Dang.
 

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