Should we blame Richardson and not Hurney?
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:03 AM
If this is true we are now entering Browns territory.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:13 AM
But nothing can really be done about him. The best hope for keeping an owner in check is a strong GM. You hope that the owner sees the need for a different point of view in the decision making process and hires that GM.
None of this changes the fact that coaching and management are a problem for this team...or that I believe Hurney is not the right GM for this team....or that I believe Rivera and his staff are not the right coaches for this team.
You fix what you can fix.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:17 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:19 AM
It would be foolish to think Richardson is blameless.
The best hope for keeping an owner in check is a strong GM.
JR will never allow a strong GM. He will never allow anyone to question his ultimate authority. He's a silent dictator.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:26 AM
fox has only himself to blame, tho. he didn't get the job done. he was told to get 2 winning seasons in a row and he was half way there when he was given the ultimatum. he had a winning season in '08. he just needed to pull one off in '09 and he couldn't. richardson didn't like the direction the team was going under fox so he moved on. the only fault i see in the way it was handled was in richardson not having fox fired when the decision was made to move on from him after the '09 season.
if we don't have the right coaching staff and/or players, that's on hurney. if we have a GM that isn't getting the job done then that's on richardson.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:30 AM
a thread about blaming owners is a joke
a thread about blaming a GM in OCtober is even worse.
a combination of the two... rancid
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:45 AM
Now, after the coaching staff screws the pooch, all of a sudden Hurney is the bad guy? I realize Hurney had a big hand in hiring Rivera, but who here wasn't sold on Rivera after that first press conference?
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:51 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:17 PM
Maybe Richardson is just a closet Jerry Jones and doesnt want to stick his neck out. Let me paint a scenario for you....
JR deep in the bowels of BOA sitting behind a large desk in front of a fireplace slowly stroking his cat. With the press of a button Hurney rushes in to nurture JR's every need.
JR tells Hurney to draft that little QB from that mountain school that everyone is talking about. Hurney protests politely but gives in knowing that as long as he takes the brunt of the punishment his "contract" will never expire.
- bbell21 PIE'd this
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:18 PM
Saying "omg stupd overacting fanz wants Hurney gon loll" is disingenuous at best.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:35 PM
The fact that it has intensified recently is a result of yet another season wasted.
Hurney is the ultimate decision maker within the organizaton that doesn't have the last name of Richardson.
He has had 12 years to demonstrate his abilities and provide a viable product for public consumption and he has failed miserably.
Time for a change.
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