Well, if you know him, then you should tell him he needs a PR rep. and a great deal of training when addressing the public. Most Panthers fans will support him blindly, but there are those of us that won't support these types of actions and I can assure you that the other 31 teams fans are going to hate Mr. Richardson before this is over. He has set himself up as the fall guy and all the NFL fans hate will be heading his way if this deal doesn't get done.
Richardson is being painted by the media and players as a guy who doesn't want a deal done and is still pissed over the labor contract from 2006.....
He has very good PR support and advice, so I'm not worried about that. You're in the minority, so I'm not worried about that either.
During tough business negotiations like these, somebody has to be the "bad guy," and JJR is quite willing to do that. The owners support him, so the fans of all 32 franchises will have to accept that.