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


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#51 Sheldon Wolowizard

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:20 PM

I don't see JR as being cheap. I heard his comment about the CBA negotiations where he said that the players union lawyer walked in and said (paraphrased) we want more money and better benefits, now lets negotiate. JR saw this coming and positioned himself accordingly last year. This is a business and his primary goal is to make money. It is going to hurt him having a team that sucks ass this year in sales of merchandise and such, but look at how people are drooling over drafting Luck. How many Luck jersey's do you think he'll get merchandising income from?

The truely sad part of all of this is, even if you give players a 100% raise, most of them will still be broke 5 years after they retire. JR owns the team and it's his decision how he wants to run the team. If players don't want to play for him, they don't have to. There are options for them. As consumers of the Panthers franchise, we have options also. We can not show up for games, sell our tickets or PSLs, etc. I know those that bought PSLs don't want to see JR being "cheap," but they bought his product and into his management of the Panthers franchise. The only options for the truely disgusted is to sell their PSLs and stop buying merchandise or wait until the Panthers boom again and sell high to prevent being in this same situation again

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:20 PM

D Williams went on IR early for a sprained ankle..WOW
Everett Brown sprained his wrist..Done

I'm going to agree with you on one thing before I have to go and that is we are both Panther fans and I'm looking foward to next season too.

See ya


2 players is hardly a list.. lol

but let's hope next year is better.. ;)

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:49 PM

I don't think JR is cheap overall. However, he said he lost faith in our coaching staff but didn't fire them because he didn't want to pay two coaching staffs. Yet he payed Jake 13 million (I think but don't remember if it was exactly that) to play for the Browns. In that particular instance, I can understand him being called cheap.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

I don't think JR is cheap overall. However, he said he lost faith in our coaching staff but didn't fire them because he didn't want to pay two coaching staffs. Yet he payed Jake 13 million (I think but don't remember if it was exactly that) to play for the Browns. In that particular instance, I can understand him being called cheap.


I may be mistaken, but I believe the logic behind Jake and others was that if you cut them before the season started, they're only on the books for this season. Whereas if he kept Jake he'd pay him next year too. I believe that was what was happening behind the dumping of contracts/players.

We'll see. This franchise has recovered from worse with a high draft pick and new coach. No reason why it can't happen again.

Best case scenario is a CBA gets done, we get Luck for cheap and have plenty of cap room to build talent around him.

Worst case scenario we all die in December of 2012 so who gives a poo about football.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:12 PM

I may be mistaken, but I believe the logic behind Jake and others was that if you cut them before the season started, they're only on the books for this season. Whereas if he kept Jake he'd pay him next year too. I believe that was what was happening behind the dumping of contracts/players.

We'll see. This franchise has recovered from worse with a high draft pick and new coach. No reason why it can't happen again.

Best case scenario is a CBA gets done, we get Luck for cheap and have plenty of cap room to build talent around him.

Worst case scenario we all die in December of 2012 so who gives a poo about football.


If he cut the coaches wouldn't he also only have to pay them for this season?

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

If he cut the coaches wouldn't he also only have to pay them for this season?


this is true..