Ed. Note - For those of you who enjoyed this series last year http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-jarius-wright-jersey , we’ve decided to change it up for 2018. we’ve opened it up to anyone affiliated with the organization. So, instead of “Dirk Koetter looks like...” you’ll get a collection of jokes about other folks as well. We hope you enjoy this updated format. -BSTo get us prepared for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, the CSR staff decided to have a little fun by borrowing the ‘looks like game’ concept from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN.Ed. Note 2.0 - The Looks Like Game is the best thing that anyone does at ESPN and it’s not even close. If you’ve never experienced it before I highly recommend it. Trust me.Below is a collection of our best efforts to figure out exactly what/who people from the Bucs organization look like. Feel free to discuss your favorite ones in the comments section, and you can even provide your own if you feel up to it.Disclaimer: This is all in good fun. We’re not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here Youth Greg Olsen Jersey , so if you happen to stumble across this and find your name mentioned, we sincerely hope you understand that we’re mostly kidding.CSR looks like: Buccaneers edition...Dirk Koetter looks like he has no idea how email works.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like what his kids think cool adults look like.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he follows Phillip Rivers advice on the rhythm method.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he never really came back from that island he was marooned on for 10 years.Desean Jackson looks like he misses Donovan McNabb.Cameron Brate looks like he’s waiting for the right moment to ask you about your retirement plans.Dirk Koetter looks like a guy who wears white athletic socks that go over his knees.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like McLemore’s estranged uncle.Ali Marpet looks like he goes to Applebee’s three times per week because he really likes their 2 for 20 menu special.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like a guy who still parties with freshman fraternity pledges.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like the barista who tries too hard to flirt with your wife every morning when you order coffee.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like a guy who was once an adventurer like you... until he took an arrow to the knee.Dirk Koetter looks like he has very strong opinions about screws.OJ Howard looks like the big brother who gives his kid brother a pep talk about standing up for himself in a PSA about bullying.Brent Grimes looks like an adult child actor.Peyton Barber looks like a street cop who doesn’t have time for this shit.Ali Marpet looks like an out-of-work 1990s made for TV movie star.Dirk Koetter looks like your dad’s friend Steve.Riley Bullough looks like he wears his best double-denim outfit on team flights.Cameron Brate looks like the guy in your neighborhood who goes way overboard with Christmas decorations.DeSean Jackson looks like a valet driver who takes everyone’s car for a spin around the block before parking it.Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like he owns a very large collection of model airplanes.Jason Pierre-Paul looks like a guy who listens to Five Finger Death Punch but doesn’t tell any of his friends.Mike Evans looks like the guy your wife works with and claims there’s nothing going on between them.Lavonte David looks like a security guard who will let you through for any reason because he doesn’t get paid enough to care about security.Which ones are your favorites, Panthers fans?Discuss. This column began as a weekly spotlight on the worst tendencies and decision-making habits of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. The intention wasn’t to publish a weekly list of reasons why Ron Rivera should be fired. It was to provide constructive criticism. Not for Rivera —I have no idea if anybody inside Bank of America Stadium reads this column— but for fans who wanted to know why Panthers games were always closer than they needed to be.Sometimes, we’ve looked at situations where the staff has bucked the influence of their out-dated angels. The rest of these columns have focused on situations where the Panthers made bad choices while possessing the ball. Yesterday, Ron Rivera decided to shake up the staff that spends the least amount of time with the football. That may come across as scapegoating from the perspective of this writing Youth Ryan Kalil Jersey , but it isn’t. The defense was also a problem this year. No amount of offensive coaching changes are going to change how Rivera makes decisions in the red zone or on critical downs with short distances to gain. The opportunity for scapegoats left long ago, now is the time for shuffling coaches on the deck of the R.M.S. Riverboat. It is what it is.There isn’t much left to say. We know that the Panthers are hampered by certain personnel deficiencies along both lines that accentuate Rivera’s most antiquated flaws. He wants to rely on his frequently struggling defense and is given the opportunity often by an offense that is magnetically attracted to coming up just short on third down. He actively prefers close games, decided by a touchdown or less, where his record is dead even through eight years. A perfect 29-29-1.With only four games left in 2018 for the Panthers, Rivera has to believe that a winning streak can save his job. Pulling that off will require a style of coaching that he clearly disdains. The Panthers have spent all season —and Color Rush Devin Funchess Jersey , really, all of Rivera’s tenure in Carolina— on the verge of success. He has built good teams and has convinced his players to buy in year after year. They, like many teams, commit a number of errors every game. Losses take on the story of an avalanche of misfortune. Wins are often about overcoming adversity and “finding a way to win.” Part of that balancing act of mistakes and missed opportunities are self-inflicted wounds. They are based in what looks like a desire to resurrect the 1985 Bears in the era of the 2018 Chiefs.That balance keeps the Panthers teetering back and forth between winning and losing seasons. A year where everything clicks into place looks like 2015. A year that sees a few more unlucky bounces looks like 2018, or 2011 Color Rush Taylor Moton Jersey , or 2012, or 2014, or 2016. If Rivera would take his good teams and push them instead of trying to protect them then he could be a successful coach in the NFL. He could tip the balance that he created. He could lead the Panthers to future seasons of relevance. To do so his team needs to make a commitment to scoring points instead of possessing the football, to defending the pass instead of rallying to the catch.Rivera’s stories could be about beating most teams with confidence instead of a last second field goal. Fans could be excited about big games instead of, at best Color Rush James Bradberry Jersey , nervous. I don’t think any of this is likely to happen, but I would be happy if it did. The old Riverboat has been good for this franchise. I don’t enjoy writing about negatives of his time here. I don’t want to keep writing about narrow losses to teams that are not better than the Panthers. I would like to write about an eight year veteran, in danger of being left behind, acknowledging his own flaws and growing as a head coach at the highest level of football.
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