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vorbis last won the day on May 8 2011

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  1. if true then Richardson did the franchise a big favor by accident
  2. good stuff. i do think he’s overstating the effect of losing Norwell, but he is going to be difficult to replace.
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    No minority partners

    from a strategic standpoint, having no minority partners means major long-term decisions can be made more nimbly. i.e. if he wants a new stadium he can just move ahead with a plan. if he wants to partner with an MLS team or something on a larger stadium site development, he can throw his weight around quite a bit to get what he wants, without any other voices or concerns. also means he can make whatever decisions on the football side that he wants, and have nothing to stop him from doing so. for better or worse. given the judgment Tepper has exhibited as an investor, philanthropist, and business leader so far, I tend to think it's for the better. though change is always a little uncomfortable.
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    Mini Camp Day Two Thread

    nothing's been the same in this regard since Milton Berle died
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    Good vibes at practice

    in this context it's basically filling in the blanks, yeah. I'd wager that Jourdan asked Norv, as part of a larger conversation, something like "does that make it easier to go out and get work done?" and Norv, as part of his answer, said "If you can do it with high energy and enthusiasm..." so when it came time to write the story, she had to add the context as part of his quote for clarity. this is a pretty common practice, and the editorial standard is to put the inserted context in parenthesis.
  6. I asked Bill Voth about Jackie after the draft and he said he had "retired." i.e. nothing to do with the sale or JR leaving or anything like that. though I imagine any of us who had been in a position of 20+ years and all of a sudden the senior leadership is changing and everything is up in the air, we'd start to consider our options. doesn't mean it has anything to do with the actual strengths or weaknesses of the organization. also IIRC he is from the northeast originally so it could just be a natural fit for him.
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    Tepper approved

    when he mentioned about the minority partners and not knowing how much development he wants to do, he's talking about whether or not he wants to build a stadium (for NFL, MLS, who knows what other major events). it would be harder to make moves on building a stadium with minority partners having their own points of view and interests. nothing too complicated, but that is the nature of how business partnerships work. if you've got the flexibility to buy without minority partners, it's a different calculus when deciding whether to bring any on vs needing local partners to have the money to get the team in the first place.
  8. no it does not look like someone about to tear his ACL
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    I would think he's got a half-decent chance to stick with Norv having the first go around at an offensive squad here. plus Norv has a history of developing lower round and undrafted guys into legit roles. his "versatility" isn't particularly relevant other than the fact that he probably will get up to speed on the offense pretty quickly since he was a college QB for a minute.
  10. I'm curious about this as well. if I had to guess, I would say that the value for a RB, where the Panthers are picking in each round, probably won't line up until the 5th. would absolutely go nuts if the Panthers picked Nick Chubb at literally any pick today, but there's a lot of boxes to be checked.
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    The Safety Market...

    this only applies to free agents whose contracts expired, not players who were cut. just fyi.
  12. gosh, I mean I really like Navarro, but the mystery bidder behind door #4 could be anything. they could even be Navarro!
  13. to me having a bidder aggressively move the price up to eliminate the other parties is a good thing. means they want the team badly. exactly the type of person who should own a team.
  14. try hard post in the best way. great work. not sure about your claim that this is the best situation for Norv since his days at Dallas. those first few SD years with Rivers, LDT, Vincent Jackson, Antonio Gates were pretty stacked. still, always appreciate someone putting this kind of work in.