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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:06 PM
If Jerry Richardson is fed up with the way John Fox runs this team, he just needs to hire an elite defensive coordinator. Confused? Well Bill Cowher's, the man that some Panthers fans and the media seems to think is the answer to our "problems", winning percentage without Dick LeBeau on his staff is worse than John Fox's winning percentage with us. Dick LeBeau has also been on the Steelers staff for all of their recent Super Bowl wins.
So if JR is tired of us being a "mediocre team", he needs to go out and hire an elite defensive coordinator, or maybe in our case an offensive coordinator, for Fox because it sure worked for the Steelers
Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:14 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:46 PM
i think we have one of the best offensive co-ordinators in the league. I'm not impressed with meeks yet, but getting a new DC would just set us back again. i think meeks may be able to set up an elite defense like he had at indy if he has a draft or two to pick up the right peices. it'lll be kinda hard for us to find our version of bob sanders and dwight freeney.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:56 PM
If JR is really fed up with Fox, why give him another year? Just fire him! What if we go 19-0? 18-1? 17-2? what then? Just let a winning SB coach walk away? No. JR likes the way Fox coaches. Most of us may not...but JR does. One last chance. Superbowl or bust is all about Fox.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:58 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:22 PM
Personally, I think we are a better team right now, so I don't buy that theory.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:49 PM
Edited by Darth Bobo, 12 May 2010 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:01 PM
i can give you 6 million guaranteed reasons. With all the cost cutting he did, do you really think he would fire fox and pay him 6 million dollars. Then he had to find a new coach and pay him potentially as much as well as pay him in 2011 if there is a lockout. Especially on the heels of paying jake 10 million and getting rid of him?
This way he spends the 6 million doesn't have to hire another guy and can spend nothing next year if there is a lockout. By gutting the team anyway he knows the chance to go to the playoffs isn't good no matter what the schedule.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:08 PM
Fox is not any more in danger of losing his job than any NFL coach, espcially this year because 2010 a FLUKE year full of unknowns created by the absence of a salary cap.
1) Several teams are attempting to buy their way into the playoffs. Although these teams overpaid, and will face long term financial distress when the salary cap returns, they were instantly enriched with player talent for this year. Fox wasn't given the uncapped money to compete with the opponents who are this year's New York Yankees of football.
2) Some teams, like the Panthers, spent extra this year to eliminate veteran players with topheavy long term contracts. Jerry Richardson understands this creates a short term deficiency of talent, but it gives the Panthers lots of economic opportunity for strategic growth when the collective bargaining agreement and the salary cap returns. Richardson's biggest expectation of Fox this year is that he correctly identify and develop the best players from our previous years' drafts.
3) Neither the Falcons nor the Saints could cut talent this year, because both teams are handcuffed to winning now while their current rosters are at their playmaking height. The NFL uses rules on the draft and the salary cap to create parity, particularly over time. The winningest teams lose talented veterans to the salary cap in free agency, and they select too late to get the best draft picks, unless they have exceptionally gifted "war room" personnel. Neither the Falcons nor the Saints organizations match us in this category. While I am admittedly a homer, I feel strongly that neither the Falcon's nor the Saint's organizations match the Panther's ability to scout and sign great draft picks.
Long story made short, it is better for the Panthers to rebuild this year while the Falcons and Saints duke it out at their zenith. That way, the optimum mix of Panther's player talent and salary cap management will occur during a year when the Falcons and Saints are in a talent decline induced by the salary cap. For that reason, a year in the near future, and not this year, will be the judgement day for Fox.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:09 PM
he fired delhomme- cost more than $6 million didnt it?