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#16 King Taharqa

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:44 PM

Still blaming Fox.


Richardson has Seifert'd Fox! :lol:

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:49 PM

Damn, not pulling any punches is he? Has to be the most candid interview I've ever read of his.

I also have seen this from Hurney as well and obviously from Rivera. It seems being more open is another way we're trying to distance ourselves from Fox.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:02 AM

Big cat is like that rich grandfather that always surprised you with something special on christmas

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:07 AM

I enjoyed the interview. I dont take as much fox hate from it, as many do. There were issues, but this we knew last year.

I enjoyed reading about the olsen trade, his relationship with goodson, and once again, reading the passion he has for this team and franchise. How anybody can think this guy doesnt want a championship, is beyond me.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:12 AM

Richardson is sort of a dick calling Clausen Doughboy. That cant help with Jimmy's confidence. sort of funny though.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:20 AM

I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for posting.

Jerry did seem more candid in this interview, even if a lot of this was fluff.

Sounds like Jerry lectured Steve and straightened his butt out a little is what he was getting at with: "He talked for 5, I talked for 15." That is a level of insight that he is revealing to Observer readers that I think is admirable in JR.

Also very revealing about just how tense the situation was last year between JR and Fox (and Fox and the players). Jerry blames Fox for certain underperforming players.

Why did Sorenson not point out the irony that Jerry and Marty cut all the veteran leadership? Fox was blaming them for taking away all the players that bought into his style of coaching. Fox has a point.

So does Jerry. All I have to say is...I am ready to see some wins!

Its also ironic that Jerry claims he had no idea the season would get that bad and produce only 2 wins, yet we land the most athletic QB to come out of college in a generation, had plenty of cash to retain our high profile FA, and have labor peace for the next 10 years. WHile the situation has the appearance of an accident, it really seems like a calculated move on JR's part to burn down the castle and start over.

2-14 hurt, but Jerry is doing what he said he would do. I think we can win 6-7 games this year. Next year we need to get to the playoffs.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:26 AM

Bizarre interview and bizarre man.

Sorensen is almost completely useless at this point.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:36 AM

Richardson is sort of a dick calling Clausen Doughboy. That cant help with Jimmy's confidence. sort of funny though.


I think your adding to the preception that Clausen has no confidence if you feel the man who is paying him his salary feels he's a bit soft. If Clausen can't take that comment in stride, then he really doen't need to be a QB.;)

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:37 AM

meh, Clausen laughs when you poke him in the belly. Means nothing.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:39 AM

Sorenson is pstall with media credentials

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:43 AM

Great read. I am slightly concerned that he acts as if no plan is in place if / when something happens to him. He is a good businessman, so surely he has something in place. My guess is that he just does not want to discuss it at this point.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:24 AM

Tom knows how to interview Mr. Richardson. Gantt was removed from his duties for not playing ball. The obvious question was not asked. When he described wasting AE's talent last year and forcing players into the system, he should have taken the discussion to Jimmy Clausen.

There are a lot of people who are booing Fox when they boo JC. They are just too ignorant about the circumstances to understand that Clausen never had a chance to be good.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:31 AM

Still blaming Fox.

Fox deserves zero blame right??

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:38 AM

I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for posting.

Jerry did seem more candid in this interview, even if a lot of this was fluff.

Sounds like Jerry lectured Steve and straightened his butt out a little is what he was getting at with: "He talked for 5, I talked for 15." That is a level of insight that he is revealing to Observer readers that I think is admirable in JR.

Also very revealing about just how tense the situation was last year between JR and Fox (and Fox and the players). Jerry blames Fox for certain underperforming players.

Why did Sorenson not point out the irony that Jerry and Marty cut all the veteran leadership? Fox was blaming them for taking away all the players that bought into his style of coaching. Fox has a point.

So does Jerry. All I have to say is...I am ready to see some wins!

Its also ironic that Jerry claims he had no idea the season would get that bad and produce only 2 wins, yet we land the most athletic QB to come out of college in a generation, had plenty of cash to retain our high profile FA, and have labor peace for the next 10 years. WHile the situation has the appearance of an accident, it really seems like a calculated move on JR's part to burn down the castle and start over.

2-14 hurt, but Jerry is doing what he said he would do. I think we can win 6-7 games this year. Next year we need to get to the playoffs.


JR has admitted that he has been obsessing over the CBA for the past three years. No doubt it affected his decisions. Last year was basically pre-season for our team. Cut the high priced veterans because their may not be football in 2011 and because the salary cap was going to drop. Play they youth to get them experienced. Fox resented this approach because he would lose. I understand that. We cannot blame Fox for all the problems.

If I were the coach and trying to win in the last year of my contract, I do not want Jimmy Clausen in the second round because he needs time. I do not want a small-school college QB to convert to three other roles. Takes time to develop. I do not want 4th rounder Eric Norwood, a better fit for a 3-4. Did Jerry really expect Fox to spend a lot of time developing these raw players? Fox had to feel like JR's pawn by the time 2010 rolled around.

How did we benefit from JR's tactics? Well, we were able to get the best bargain in recent years on the first overall pick, saving about $30 million. We were able to give players like JC, Gettis, Lafell, Schwartz, and Munnerlyn some valuable experience.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:47 AM

Fox deserves zero blame right??


Fox is told 2010 is his last year
Veterans are cut and not replaced.
They draft a second-round, developmental QB
They draft a third-round small college QB to be developed over time into a WR.

How anxious would anyone be to develop players (and lose while doing so) for another coach? Fox was worried about his own resume. NFL coaching jobs are a bit competitive. He was ordered to be a sacrificial lamb.

When he started bringing in veteran QBs, JR told him to play JC. Fox's comment in the paper:"Clausen will be the QB for the rest of the season." What about Clausen's play warranted such a comment? He was ordered to play Clausen.

Clausen was a pawn too. He was not coached up, and he was Fox's way of sticking it to the man. Clausen and Armanti were the posterboys for the "dysfunctional" conflict between Fox and JR. Fox is not to blame. JC is not to blame. But they are who get booed and blamed by "intelligent" fans.


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