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Mr. Scot

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Any link to any post where you thought this should have been done a year ago?"

Time to steal Mr. Scot's shine :lol:

I blame JR for not fielding a staff/team he actually has trust in. If JR doesn't want Fox around, just fire him. Let's not waste a season on a coach you don't think will get you to the Super Bowl. Sadly, JR will have the philosophy I've seen in some posters "We're paying him so why not give him one more year? He (insert past accomplishment) and (reiterate last 5 games)."

I'm preparing myself for a throw-away season with no real lofty expectations

http://www.carolinahuddle.com/forum/carolina-panthers/28664-2010-season-is-looking-more-and-more-like-a-throw-away-season.html

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Any link to any post where you thought this should have been done a year ago?"

Remember when I started the original "Next Head Coach" thread?

Wasn't convinced for certain then that it would happen, but I believed it should.

I've said more than once, including this past offseason, that I believed the combo of Fox and the Panthers had gone as far as it could and a fresh start was the best thing for both.

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Sort of like you leaving a job an working a 2 week notice .

Are you really going to give your all ?

Your mind is on your future,not the future of your soon to be former boss.

Fox knows he's out ,his coaches are not sure where they stand either

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agreed with all of the OP. the offseason moves make sense considering the climate that the league was likely going to be entering plus knowing that a new coaching staff was going to be coming within a couple years and a house cleaning would be taking place at some point. it made sense to dump them in a year that there would be no penalties. not taking on any big contracts also makes sense when you don't know what the new regime is going to want to do.

the big problem is what you pointed out. we have a coaching staff with really no vested interest in making the most of this team. why spend time building or developing a group of guys that you probably won't be seeing after this year? if you know the end is coming its easy to check out early. its easy to not want to be bothered with a bunch of rookies.

it would have made more sense to let the new coach be part of the house cleaning and picking of the new players that you were going to build your team around. watch them in action and then see who is worth keeping and where money needs to be spent when FA opens back up.

things could still work out after this season and it may all work out for the best but this year is a mess and it didn't necessarily need to be so.

one question i have, though. would losing this year with a young coach in the process of rebuilding the team have been easier to take than a team sucking with a lame duck coach?

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Now I am more depressed...thanks.

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Now I am more depressed...thanks.

It's what I do :sosp:

one question i have, though. would losing this year with a young coach in the process of rebuilding the team have been easier to take than a team sucking with a lame duck coach?

Can't speak for everyone, but I think most fans would say yes to that.

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could you imagine the furor here if our new coach was 1-7 with this amount epic fail though? just think of all the people going "LOL DONT U WISH WE HAD RESIGNED FOX LOL!"

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