Ron Rivera looks to be let go by the Bears

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    No joke. That guy got a very bad team to play very well.
     
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    we already have richard smith and we hired frank bush as wellm so i highly doubt kubes and co. would jump on it although i highly beleive he could help us alot with the developement of mario and demeco.
     
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    I know that we have Frank Bush and Richard Smith. But you fire Richard Smith if you've got a chance at a guy like Ron Rivera. It's all just wishful thinking, but hey, a guy can dream right?
     
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    I'd drop Richard Smith in a heartbeat if it meant we got Rivera!

    I'm not holding my breath, though...this organization likes to hold on to people much longer than they should, judging from past experience(s).
     
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    Wait. Tommie Harris, Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Mike Brown, Nathan Vasher, Charles Tillman, and Tank Johnson constitute a "bad" team? I understand that it takes a good coach to get the most out of your talent, but seriously.
     
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    No way you fire anyone on staff. Hire him as a consultant for the year. He will more then likely be a HC next year. If you fire our current guy, then what come next year?
     
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    I agree with you on that hire that man as a consultant for a year.
     


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    Anyone know when he was hired as DC for the Bears? It would be interesting to compare how the defense did before all those stars emerged.
     
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    You can't say that we've held Richard Smith too long though can you? I was impressed with the way our defense played last year after those first 4 games, especially with the lack of talent we had. I don't think we'll be going after Rivera though. I think he'd be a one and done type of guy, he's a DC for us for a year, maybe two, then he gets a head coaching job.
     
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    Went to the Bears in 04 from the Eagles, where he was the LB coach from 99 to 03.
     
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    From what I've heard Lovie Smith already has a guy to take Rivera's spot.
     
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    Why didn't we go after that guy?
     
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    Texans are slow.
     
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    Well, that makes one of us. I've never been impressed by Richard Smith's playcalling abilities. He blew the call against the Bills by his own admission. JP Losman beats us with a passing game with only 9 seconds on the clock?! That game should have been a win. He blew the call in OT against the Titans by his own admission. Most defensive coordinators know not to throw a blitz at VY in a third and long situation. That might have been another win.

    There are other examples, but these two are the most glaring. He gets too emotional about playcalling, even to the point of not calling blitzes all game because someone in the media called him out for the previous game. I'm just not impressed with a guy that has nothing on his resume to indicate that he'll be a great coordinator. Thankfully we added Bush to our staff, because I think he'll keep Smith in line. But I'd fire RS in a heartbeat if it was my decision (I think he was a quick fix because we hired Kubiak so late in the game and he had slim pickins by that point).
     
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    Great post, Vinny, and with regards to the last part: truer words have never been spoken.
     
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    Couldn't Rivera could have come in as a linebacker coach or something??? We need help all around .
     
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    no, because that would be a demotion.

    We already have one senior defensive assistant to skirt that issue. Frank Bush was an assistant head coach and linebackers coach.
     
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    I think he may have taken the Chargers job because it will give him experience working with a 3-4 defense rather than the 4-3 he's worked with his entire time with the Bears.
     

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