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[quote name='Sloth' timestamp='1357411772' post='2078613']
Carolina: Where Rome never got build but the foreman was a fuging nice guy!
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Phone pie. I owe you one.

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1357424138' post='2079187']

I agree with this, but I dont think Cam locks himself into to this franchise if things remain the same (unlike Smitty). Unlike our owner, Cam cares about his legacy in regards to WINNING. He has goals and expectations he'd like to meet on the field and isnt solely caught up in money.
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Yep Cam is still young and doesn't have the ties Smitty has with kids etc.
Richardson better figure out he's not only playing for wins on the field but a new contract in a couple yeras for Cam.
Otherwise we'll be back in the Franchise QB lottery.

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[quote name='Jackofalltrades' timestamp='1357411157' post='2078565']
My source yesterday knows as much as anyone in the organization.

Welcome back Ron!
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Except I told everybody a week ago. Hell even 2-3 weeks ago. Anybody that has any common sense would have known Rivera wasn't going anywhere. Can't believe it is even a shock to people.

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I love this logic. Because we have been bad, we are always going to be bad.

Or this one. Because some of the folks JR has hired didn't work out, they will all fail.

And lastly. JR doesn't want to win or he would try harder. Or quit meddling. Whichever on fits the moment.

You guys slay me.

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[quote name='Daddy Uncle' timestamp='1357426175' post='2079250']


Except I told everybody a week ago. Hell even 2-3 weeks ago. Anybody that has any common sense would have known Rivera wasn't going anywhere. Can't believe it is even a shock to people.
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I thought the same thing all along as well, but when someone in his position confirms it it seems worth mentioning.

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[quote name='CCS' timestamp='1357417806' post='2078946']
There are no amazing coaches out there that would instantly make us better. Ron has proven that he's a pretty decent coach so it's worth it to keep him one more year and not have to go through a regime change where for all we know the guy could be worse than Ron.
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That's the thought process of every great franchise. We can't possibly give up the tremendous progress that our 13-19 coach has made, so we better stick with him so that we don't fug it up even worse. That's a chicken poo way to approach things, but unfortunately, it's exactly the way the Panthers do approach things.

[color=#000000][font=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]I sincerely hope I'm wrong. I hope Rivera wins 5 Super Bowls and whoever the new GM is formulates the blueprint for teams to follow going forward. However, I think that has about the same chance of happening as me pulling off a threesome with Kate Upton and Mila Kunis tonight.[/size][/font][/color]

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[quote name='Ivan The Awesome' timestamp='1357418337' post='2078984']

Actually, I do, whether we win or lose, there's always something to talk about. Bad or good.[b] But it seems people focus on the bad most of the time and cling on to it like a rabid pitbull and won't let go. Denying them the ability to see the good things on the team.[/b]

Haven't you noticed the huddlers that love to bash the team only come out and say things when the team is doing bad? Yet they don't praise any accomplishments, even if they are small. Eh, must be hard to be bitter like that all the time. Personally I can't wait to start winning so they shut the fug up.
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where is the positive? other than pit bulls and their gentle behavior... :)

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[quote name='Jackofalltrades' timestamp='1357436622' post='2079627']
I thought the same thing all along as well, but when someone in his position confirms it it seems worth mentioning.
[/quote]Certainly worth mentioning.....now don't come back on Monday and tell us it's gonna be Beane...please?

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[quote name='ed bell' timestamp='1357447380' post='2079950']
Certainly worth mentioning.....now don't come back on Monday and tell us it's gonna be Beane...please?
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With the choice on the head coach already being made by JR, I don't see a GM candidate with other options coming to Carolina. Why are you going to come to a franchise where the owner is already making your decisions for you?

AKA, Beane Magic.

Again, I hope I'm wrong, but JR making the call on Rivera confirms my worst fears. I'm afraid that JR is following right along in the footsteps of Al Davis and Jerry Jones. He's simply exerting too much control over the football side of operations. At least he knows to stay the fug out of the media... for now.

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Well, as pointed out before, only two open GM positions don't have coaches staying or in place if Kelly goes to Cleveland, so there will be a few openings where exactly that has happened....I also keep thinking that since Accorsi was hired, it wasn't to green light an in house promotion of Beane. Maybe JR really wants to get out of the Football decision business, but the only one who knows just how involved he was/is (Hurney) probably won't ever talk about it.

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Making the decision on the head coach before a GM was hired doesn't point to JR trying to get out of the football decision making business.

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i must say that Rivera coming back is the most underwhelming, unexciting news I've read all week.
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