Many readers have sent me email criticizing Panther coach Ron Rivera for folding his arms during Carolina's loss to the Giants.
They want him to scream, stomp, shake his fist, slap a back, grab a player and, more than anything, show the world how much he cares.
How Rivera coaches and leads is important. Whether he jumps and shouts on the sideline is not.
There are lots of ways to lead. I've worked for yellers; I've worked for people who merely talk. Anybody can yell. If you've raised a toddler, you know this.
Volume doesn't inspire employees, not in an office or on a field. Saying the right thing does.
If Rivera were screaming and leaping, and the Panthers were getting stomped, I suspect you'd criticize him for being out of control.
A coach needs to be who he is. He doesn't need to pretend.
Whether Rivera makes it as a head coach, or fails to, will have nothing to do with his demeanor on the sideline.
The Panthers have many real issues to address. No reason to make one up.