Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:27 PM
This team will be more successful after JR is no longer the owner/decision maker. I'd bet money on it.Tough division is NOT an excuse. I don't care about his intention when he fails, or if he calls fans, or makes money, or is from Charlotte, and is a good guy. I'm a fan not a co-worker or family member. Fans of JR are almost always people who have lived in NC their whole lives and think he is something special to NC. Nothing to do with winning and the Panthers. The supporters are in fact the ones speaking from feelings.
Shame, PSL owners played a huge role in bringing the team here, you'd think people of charlotte would have higher expectations for JR. Fact is JR is a buisnessman and a morally good guy. Success to him IS NOT what it is to fans, it is not a priority, for him. How can you say things like 'yea but we're better than the Raiders, Browns fans ask them!!' really? Being better than the worst, slightly, is ok? JR isn't the reason we have Cam, no way he goes that route without a cap in place, the cap brought us Cam and latley his decisions have flat out screwed customers and harmed the team more than anyone elses.
Now let's say 'but we have had more success than 2/3s the NFL!' in what time frame? let's not go back 10 years, how about the last 3? At one time, JR was making good decisions but clearly he has gone downhill. No one had a probelm with JR in the past as much because he wasn't destroying the franchise. You can sit here and remember the past specific, certain years you want to and love as a fan and create a soft spot for JR, or look at the past 5 years and say WTF. JR has slipped for five years, love the guy all you want but he is declining in his ability to make good decisions THE MOST RECENT 5 YEARS, not before the panthers existed, not the past 10 years with 5 on the other backend being our greatest seasons, I'm talking about what matters most RIGHT NOW. He is declining and some fans (mostly NC natives) jsut can't accept it. But yea, JR is a good guy.