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Embarrassed by Jerry Richardson again: He was one of the leaders to keep refs locked out

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#253 unicar15


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:58 PM

He needs to worry less about the BS that the league fights for and worry more about his team's success. His legacy is quickly becoming that of a money grabber, rather than an owner who wants to win first.

#254 rayzor


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

Some on here have compared Al Davis to JR.

In many ways they are not alike, but in one aspect they are identical, neither one recognized when it was time to back off and find someone else who was competent to run their teams.

you're reaching...

still a bad/weak comparison.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

Al Davis always had a desire to win and was impatiently determined to always field a competitive team, regardless of how often that actually happened. Jerry is mostly focused on keeping himself and the NFL happy, prefers having other people make all the decisions, and is not interested in whatever direction his team goes. Night and day.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

I think if he really cared about winning Hurney would be gone. It doesn't take a huge amount of football intelligence to realise Hurney is terrible. I don't believe JR is dumb enough to not realise this. He is a smart man. Thats why I think he cares more about money, keeping the organization running than forming a consistent winning franchise.

Yea, apparently it takes little to none.

#257 NanuqoftheNorth


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:10 AM

you're reaching...

still a bad/weak comparison.

Could be, who really knows what goes on within the deepest recesses of NFL franchises?

I am basing my statement on the behavior of the these two owners and the performance of their teams as they age(d).

Al Davis was brilliant in his day and the record books back that up, but as he aged he was not able to replicate his earlier success. The Raiders suffered long and mightily because of foolish management decisions that would have never happened in earlier times.

JRs reported behavior over the last few years, w/ labor negotiations, his presser with charts and his serious health issues are all reasons for concern. If JR actually thinks Marty's era of mediocrity is justification enough to retain him you can add that to the growing list of indicators that a successful business man may not be as discerning as he once was.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

Panther fans - "Our owner is a good business man and runs a profitable organization"

Cowboys fans - "Our owner has 3 Super Bowl rings"

Patriots fans - "Our owner also has 3 Super Bowl rings"

Steelers fans - "Did someone say something about running a business, wtf"

Cincinnati fan - *pulls out gun* "Gimme all yo money bitch!"