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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract

    "THEBIGDADDY" wrote:

    "cajunvike" wrote:
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    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Your link won't work the way it's written
    Works now.
    But something has to be wrong with Rivera, He was the hot coach going into the offseason, and has been turned down by everyone, even the re-tred coaches. I wouln't mind seeing him in some capacity here.
    It's a race thing....they don't think that Hispanics can succeed at the Head Coaching level.

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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract

    http://nmsn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6485886

    [size=10pt]Rivera out with Bears, in with Chargers[/size]



    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago defensive coordinator Ron Rivera was out of a job, but not for long. Just hours after the Bears announced Monday he wouldn't be retained, the San Diego Chargers gave him a two-year contract to coach their linebackers.

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    Bears DC Ron Rivera named Chargers LB Coach

    [size=14pt]Rivera joins the Chargers as linebackers coach[/size]
    By John Clayton
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    Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera may have lost out to Norv Turner for the chance to be San Diego's head coach, but the Chargers got the best of all worlds.

    Rivera accepted a job to be a linebackers coach hours after learning his contract would not be extended by the Bears. For the Chargers, general manager A.J. Smith and Turner, it was a major coup in trying to move closer to a championship run.

    "This is big," Turner told the Chargers Web site, hours after accepting his own job with San Diego. "Ron's qualifications speak for themselves. He has a wide range of experience with a variety of defenses as both a player and a coach. He's coming from a team fresh off a Super Bowl season and whose defense over the past two years has been as good as any in the league."

    After what was considered an excellent interview for the head coaching job, Rivera told the Chargers and Turner he was willing to discuss a position on the staff. Turner hired Ted Cottrell as the defensive coordinator, but Rivera was an object of private discussions all day.

    For Rivera, the idea of joining the Chargers was another way to improve his stock for a future head coaching job. Rivera was defensive coordinator of a Super Bowl team, but he was pigeonholed in some ways. He was considered a 4-3 defensive specialist and so many of the openings this year wanted coaches with 3-4 experience.

    The Chargers liked the idea of bringing in Rivera to help improve their third-and-long package along with coaching the linebackers. Coming from a 4-3 scheme, Rivera can offer suggestions to improve the third-down pass rush. Most 3-4 teams go to a four-man line in third-and-long situations.

    Plus, Rivera could enhance his resume this season by learning the 3-4. He's had eight interviews for head coaching jobs but has not been able to secure one. Getting the 3-4 experience might be the edge he needs to get a 2008 head coaching job in what is expected to be a wide-open market.

    "He'll bring an entirely new dimension to the defensive staff," Turner told Chargers.com. "Ron will be an outstanding addition to our staff."

    Rivera will work with John Pagano, a linebacker coach who is currently under contract and expected to stay. The Chargers like having two linebacker coaches. Earliers this month they lost linebacker coach Greg Manusky, who joined the San Francisco 49ers as the defensive coordinator.

    In getting Rivera, the Chargers believe they put a cap on what was an important day in getting ready for the 2007 season.

    John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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    Re: Bears DC Ron Rivera named Chargers LB Coach

    Wow, so let me get this straight. They hired Ted Cotrell as the DC and Rivera as the LB coach? something is not quite right with this picture

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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract

    good maybe the new d-cordinator will screw their defence up a bit ;D

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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract



    Sucks for the Bears, but heh, the owners are cheap. They make Red look like Santa .



    I was surprised though that he didnt get HC/DC somewhere. I know many of the teams that interviewed him run a 3-4, maybe he aint too hip on the 3-4. Who knows.

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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract

    they have Teddy as their DC... and the better coach as their LineBackers?

    something is up.. there is some deal set in place we don't know about.


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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract

    Good thing Chargers are an AFC team, and you can bet your last dollar, Rivera won't let Edwards go anywhere now.....




    not saying that Edwards would want to anyways.....I don't get the LB coach job either...Seems like a step backwards or even sideways... :-


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    Re: Bears DC Ron Rivera named Chargers LB Coach

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    Wow, so let me get this straight. They hired Ted Cotrell as the DC and Rivera as the LB coach? something is not quite right with this picture
    And they let go of their Head Coach this off season.
    And last off season, they got rid of their pro bowl QB.

    What ever you think is right, the Chargers will do the opposite.
    LOL!

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    Re: Bears won't renew Rivera's contract

    If I was Rivera, I would have been beating down the door of the other NFC North teams in that two hour time frame in between being employed unemployed and then employed again.
    I would have been like screw Lovie for not wanting me back.
    It wasn't the owners, I think it was Lovies decision.
    At least that is how it has been portrayed in the stories that I have seen.
    Lovie thought it was the best for the team.

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