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You shouldn't cast stones at JR for "being cheap"

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1 year out of 15 in the middle of the worst economy any of us has witnessed personally does not a cheap man make IMO.

Certainly not.

2 years in a row is another story.

Let's watch and see

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In any other year this would be true. This year he has explicitly admitted wanting to set an example for the other owners and he also specifically said his moved were related to the CBA.

of course the CBA had something to do with it.. that doesn't mean 2-14 was anything close to the expectation before the season..

all the pieces were in place to be competitive..

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Can't deny he was cheap last year, but given our cap situation and the lack if consequences for dumping contracts it was a very smart move.

What irks me is JR was cheap for ONE YEAR and now people act if he's been that way since the start.

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because while other owners upped their prices in previous years, he didn't.. it just so happened that he did this year when everything went downhill..

if he doesn't in years past, he's a good guy. the one time he did, people forget the years before he didn't..

He raised ticket prices twice in 4 years.

I'm ok with raising ticket prices, but did you think getting rid of HOOVER,HARRIS,LEWIS.KEMO,DIGGS,PEPPERS,DELHOMME,MOOSE(RETIRED) ,and replacing them with rookies was going to give us any chance at a good record this season ?

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He raised ticket prices twice in 4 years.

I'm ok with raising ticket prices, but did you think getting rid of HOOVER,HARRIS,LEWIS.KEMO,DIGGS,PEPPERS,DELHOMME,MOOSE(RETIRED) ,and replacing them with rookies was going to give us any chance at a good record this season ?

Fiametta over Hoover, Godfrey/Martin over Harris, Lewis was a rotational guy at best and Kemo was a goner after that injury regardless, Diggs easily replaced,

you really don't think those are upgrades?

Moose could have been nice.. Peppers was gone anyhow..

Moore should have been a good replacement to Delhomme.. and don't tell me Delhomme would have made us go 8-8..

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Fiametta over Hoover, Godfrey/Martin over Harris, Lewis was a rotational guy at best and Kemo was a goner after that injury regardless, Diggs easily replaced,

you really don't think those are upgrades?

Moose could have been nice.. Peppers was gone anyhow..

Moore should have been a good replacement to Delhomme.. and don't tell me Delhomme would have made us go 8-8..

We won 2 games and we lost 14 games and we got our A$$ kicked in most of those games. Thats all the proof I have to show ya.

oh, Delhomme beat us in Cleveland.

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He raised ticket prices twice in 4 years.

I'm ok with raising ticket prices, but did you think getting rid of HOOVER,HARRIS,LEWIS.KEMO,DIGGS,PEPPERS,DELHOMME,MOOSE(RETIRED) ,and replacing them with rookies was going to give us any chance at a good record this season ?

Aside from Harris (which I disagreed with given the youth and modest salary) and Peppers, where are the rest of those guys? Certainly not on flights to Hawaii the Sunday before the SB I'll tell you that.

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We won 2 games and we lost 14 games and we got our A$$ kicked in most of those games. Thats all the proof I have to show ya.

oh, Delhomme beat us in Cleveland.

Cleveland beat a few teams.. with or without Delhomme.. some with a rookie QB..

none of that really proves those old players who we had good backups to fill their role would have proven a better result..

what we did gain is experience for the yonger players.. and you're proof really doesn't tell me anything..

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Aside from Harris (which I disagreed with given the youth and modest salary) and Peppers, where are the rest of those guys? Certainly not on flights to Hawaii the Sunday before the SB I'll tell you that.

Steve Smith will miss that flight too ,because we didn't try to sign anyone last off season to help him.

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Steve Smith will miss that flight too ,because we didn't try to sign anyone last off season to help him.

we actually had a previously successful QB in Moore and drafted another QB in the 2nd round.. we drafted 3 WRs, 2 of which will be solid contributors in the future, and were this year..

how exactly didn't we try? I wish we went for Bolden or Marshall.. but what else would you have liked to see?

poo didn't turn out as expected.. so what, move on.. we're in a good position now with a highly talented team with just a few holes to fill.. and a new coaching staff to hire, to rid us of the days of Foxball..

and none of those players you mention we dropped are worth a damn...

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we actually had a previously successful QB in Moore and drafted another QB in the 2nd round.. we drafted 3 WRs, 2 of which will be solid contributors in the future, and were this year..

how exactly didn't we try? I wish we went for Bolden or Marshall.. but what else would you have liked to see?

poo didn't turn out as expected.. so what, move on.. we're in a good position now with a highly talented team with just a few holes to fill.. and a new coaching staff to hire, to rid us of the days of Foxball..

and none of those players you mention we dropped are worth a damn...

We have to get better because we can't get any worse.

So you're ok with JR raising the ticket prices this season on the PSL holders and giving them an inferior product?

He put half the team on IR this season too.

Do you have season tickets ?

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We have to get better because we can't get any worse.

So you're ok with JR raising the ticket prices this season on the PSL holders and giving them an inferior product?

He put half the team on IR this season too.

Do you have season tickets ?

I don't have season tickets... whether I do or not doesn't change anything I have presented to you for you to dissect and point out where I'm wrong..

did you not read anything I wrote pre-season starting? you do realize he's only raised ticket prices 2 times in the last 4 years... (1 time in the last 3 years prior to this year) while upgrading the stadium.. whether you agree or not, these are additional stadium costs..

everyone went IR laaaaaaaate into the season.. hardly an interesting point you raised.. once it was obvious the season was over, why not?

I really want to know what you would have done different?

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