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#37 Tarheels23

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:55 PM

Agree with Cyberjag. I never felt that he stopped caring.


I agree as well! I don't listen to the outside media as much as others do.

#38 PanteraPhenom

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

Lets just hope that the ol ' Richardson gives us a major Free Agent at the DT position so we can Draft Fairley and have the good old "Carolina Front Four 2.0". I am happy with Everette Brown, and Charles Johnson. (by the way they combined for 15 sacks). Not too shabby.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

What is everyone's opinion of Jerry Richardson now? Every seems to be getting more excited every day... Are you starting to get the feeling back that he actually cares?


I have never doubted that Richardson cares. He typically surrounds himself with very sound mangement (McCormack,Polian, Hurney) although Hurney has come into question over the years. The fact is Richardson manages the Panthers like a fast food franchise and an X NFL player. He didn't make alot playing football and I'm sure he doesn't believe the NFL salaries are fair.

Richardson would like to think of the Panthers as the Steelers in that no player is as big as the franchise, but the difference is the Steelers are excellent at draft selection, free agency and player development. They can cut bait, but they know how to replace the over priced and broken pieces. Richardson and the Panthers have yet to prove that they can do that.

He blames coaches for the Panther's failures on a public stage and has always done this (Capers, Seifert, Fox). This is not the sign of a leader, but a coward. Coaches can only work with the players they are given. I really believe that it's time for him to step down. Once the CBA is finished, he may have to walk away from the game, because a lockout, with Richardson's face as the owner's spokensman, may mean tremendous backlash from the NFL fans once this all goes down.

The owners are making a around $125 million per year whether football is played or not, due to TV contracts, yet they want to reduce the players salaries by 18%? This is ridiculous. Players average 3.3 year careers, meaning they gotta make their money while they can. You see $700K as the average salary in the NFL, but that's factoring in the elite players all the way down to the gap fillers. The NFL is full of haves and have nots when it comes to salaries. The elite players bank the majority of the salary cap money while the good players take most of the rest, leaving the average players and gap players making a a couple 100K a year, which sounds great, but consider 3.3 years and the fact many players are not equipt to manage that money or for life after football.

Richardson wants to line his wallet with cash, reduce players salaries and surround superstar players with average gap fillers, then blame a lack of performance on the coaches. Richardson brought Carolina a franchise and will always be remembered for that, but it's time he allows the younger generation to take over ownership or sell all together. That's my 2 cents. Let the lashing begin.

Edited by riddel, 18 January 2011 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

One more thing.....Richardson told you what kind of guy he was in his handling of John Fox this year. The guy was a lame duck coach, but Richardson didn't do the right thing, which would have been to fire Fox and let an interim coach finish out the season, because he wanted to squeeze his last dollar out of Fox and avoid double paying a head coach. So, basically, Richardson screw the fans there too.....he left Fox to finish out the season while shelving players on IR who didn't belong on IR....I understand not risking injury for a wasted season....but how about giving a price break on the last 5 games then? Nah...that would never happen.

#41 Kevin Greene

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:19 PM

Interesting today the Bucs lowered ticket prices for next year. This with a team on the rise that narrowly missed the playoffs this year.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:15 AM

Interesting today the Bucs lowered ticket prices for next year. This with a team on the rise that narrowly missed the playoffs this year.
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Jerry: Blasphemy!

#43 DaveThePanther2008

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:30 AM

Doesn't anyone remember him telling us he wanted Fox to trim the Vets back after the 08season and Fox wouldn't do it. So 2010 he made them do it.

Fox's biggest problem was he was a veteran Coach. Rookies didn't stand a chance. So while 2010 was abysmal J.R. got what he wanted. Young players playing over vets. This will pay dividends in 2011.

I think JR knows exactly what he was doing. I don't think he thought 2011 was going to be this bad but it is what it is.

You are going to see a huge turnaound in 2011. Mark it down. I didn't say it first but I am on the 2011 Bandwagon.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:47 AM

Doesn't anyone remember him telling us he wanted Fox to trim the Vets back after the 08season and Fox wouldn't do it. So 2010 he made them do it.

Fox's biggest problem was he was a veteran Coach. Rookies didn't stand a chance. So while 2010 was abysmal J.R. got what he wanted. Young players playing over vets. This will pay dividends in 2011.

I think JR knows exactly what he was doing. I don't think he thought 2011 was going to be this bad but it is what it is.

You are going to see a huge turnaound in 2011. Mark it down. I didn't say it first but I am on the 2011 Bandwagon.


I agree with this but honestly, it was a recipe for disaster. Knowing Fox is a veteran coach, you force him to play a bunch of young guys and expect a good season? IMO if JR wanted to play young guys, he should have got a coach who was willing to do so.