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#41 CRA

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

he should have a say, but so should the GM.which we had a head start on the rest of the NFL but have yet to interview any prospects. im not saying he shouldnt be part of the process, but he shouldnt be the process.


Well, there are many examples of owners in the last decade who have put a coach in the seat and not leaving it up to a GM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Being a GM on any team is very attractive to anyone in the mix. The Panthers are a well respected if mediocre NFL franchise with great talent.

Anyone we interview will jump on the job without reservation if they get the offer.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

It takes all the pressure off the GM to decide the coaching piece while he fixes the cap and get the lay of the land. No matter what Rivera does, he is looking good. Gets to keep him if he is successful or can him and bring in another guy when he is ready to make wholesale changes. He will be seen as decisive if he pulls the trigger and successful if we have a winning season. Richardson has always let the GM manage the money and players. He has people like Morrison to oversee things and provide guidance.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Morrison is on the business side of things. He kisses hands and shakes babies. Nothing to do with football operations at all. We don't know how involved Jerry is. There is a rumor he told Marty to sign all those guys to big deals but we have no evidence of that. I don't think it's meddling for an owner to make a decision on who the head coach of his franchise is. The Eagles owner was very involved in firing Andy Reid. Coaching changes are a big deal and require input from the top. That's not meddling, it's reality.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

Well, there are many examples of owners in the last decade who have put a coach in the seat and not leaving it up to a GM.

and how successful has that fanchise been?again the owner should have some say, but so should the GM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Personally, I think this is a great opportunity for a new GM.

Its kind of weak to take a GM job of a team that is ALREADY successful and ALREADY proven. Sure, doing so might be great for his bank account assuming he can maintain the status quo.

But the mark of a TRULY good manager is one that can rise a business up. In this case, that manager can take on the challenge of a team with financial resources (not talking about cap space) and a talented young QB with a handful of up and coming stars (Luke, Hardy, LaFell) that has been performing at a sub-par level and rise it up to something greater.

I dont get much into the GM hunt, names, etc...but I hope we can attract a GM who chooses us based on what they perceive as potential to make a name for themselves, a GM that can get poo done...to rev the car from 40mph to 100mph, rather than a GM that is content to cruise at 70mph. I dont want a GM that makes their decision based on the "safe bet", but one that is willing to challenge this team and themselves to something beyond what we are now.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

beane our guy?

shut your ***** mouth.


I think Zod's trolling a little with that last line.

As to the topic, I'll go jeopardy style and answer in the form of a question (two questions, actually).

One: Do we have solid candidates lined up to interview for the job?

The answer to that is yes. Four good candidates confirmed so far, two of whom I'd consider very good, and a few other possibles in John Dorsey and Jim Popp.

Two: Has anyone declined to interview thus far?

The answer to that one is no. That's something the Jets can't say right now. Likewise, Tom Gamble was offered a second interview with the Jags and said "no thanks".

I'd add that by accounts, most of the other GM openings are pretty close to settled (only the Browns are still wide open, if memory serves). So yeah, we're almost the only gig in town right now.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

"...and in New York you're stuck with Ryan..."

and what, exactly is the difference between Jets owner Woody Johnson announcing Ryan is staying and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson saying Rivera is staying? None...absolutely no difference. Big difference in personalities and possibly a big difference in ownership philosophies, but the bottom line is the same- the owners made a GM-type decision before hiring their next GM.

And what happens if the Jets are willing to pay $2M a year more for a GM than Richardson will? Is someone going to tell me the Panthers job is still more attractive?


Woddy Johnson brought in The Golden Calf of Bristol.. lol

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

"Gets to keep him if he is successful or can him and bring in another guy when he is ready to make wholesale changes."
Really? Seems to me the owner is making the coaching decisions on this team... at least he's done so with the last 2 coaches.

"Richardson has always let the GM manage the money and players."
And how do you know this to be fact?

"Woddy Johnson brought in The Golden Calf of Bristol.. lol"
How do you know this wasn't the Mike Tannebaum move that got him fired?

Two: Has anyone declined to interview thus far?
The answer to that one is no. That's something the Jets can't say right now. Likewise, Tom Gamble was offered a second interview with the Jags and said "no thanks".
But with this statement comes the biggest disclaimer known to man..."according to sources..."
Nobody knew dick about Rivera's situation until JR issued the press release. What makes you think anything regarding a GM is any different?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

If the organization is in the business of only making money and not caring about wins... they they are not good business people.

You have to spend money, to make money, and you have to win to get the followers and get the money from tickets, and merchandise.

Here's hope'n that the puzzle that is putting together an NFL Franchise with staying power comes sooner than later for the Panthers. but saying that JR is only in it to make money... at his age, and health... I see no reasoning behind that.


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