I have a lot of faith in Richardson. He got the team here unanimously when no one thought he could land it in the first place. He's always paid a full cap, and he's never been shy about opening his wallet up before. But suddenly he has been this year. It may come across as being tight and just trying to save money, but the guy's got more than enough, he wants a winner.
Given that he's forgotten more about running a successful business than most of us could ever dream of knowing, I'm not going to be too critical of his approach. It's likely that in the long run it will seem like genius, even though for now he looks like Scrooge. And Williams knows it's a business, as do all the players. He's smart enough to say the right things, and let his agent work out the details. Not all NFL players are.
I love Williams, but I'm not betting against the Big Cat.
He knows a lot about running a successful buisness of course. All of the owners do or they wouldn't have the millions of dollars it takes to buy a franchise. It doesn't mean they don't make mistakes and screw up. And it isn't like he ever ran a football organization before so he has no prior experience doing it. Running a chain of food restaurants isn't exactly the same as running a football franchise. And this year is totally uncharted waters for everyone. With both his sons gone and new management in place, you can't say that what he did before is any model for the future and things could be totally different. Looking around the league richardson is taking this to more of an extreme than most any owner I can see. He might know something or might be like most men in their 70s, too focused on security and unwilling to step out and take chances anymore. Heart attacks and bypass surgery change a man and his values. I saw it with my father who is also in his seventies. No he isn't rich like Richardson but it about more than money. Football being a young man's game may ultimately extend to the FO and ownership as well.