Jenkins also speaks about how Seifert was a headstrong coach and wanted things done his way. After we went 1-15 Jerry went out and got the polar opposite of Seifert. Fox was not established, very green as far as what goes into being a head coach. Fox tried to represent what want the owner wanted, said Fox should have been the one in control of the locker room since he was there with them everyday not the other way around.
"A lot of the biggest issues we had as players when we were playing here, it was all about the investors. It wasn't about trying to win, from the music when were coming out the tunnel, nobody wants to hear britney spears coming out the tunnel. "
The whole interview is the most insightful thing you'll ever hear from any player.45 minutes but very well worth it. If your limited on time skip to 13 minutes and 30 minutes.
Here's more fuel to the fire which mostly has been discussed before.(Speaking about Kasay's release)
"Well, obviously that was very difficult. John has been a great team role model here in the locker room and in the community, as well, and I guess that was one of the most difficult calls I've made since I owned the team," says Richardson
From the same link he says the leaders of the team are Davis,Beason,Gross,Deangelo,Kalil, and Stewart. Says Godfrey and Anderson can be. Coincidentally these are the biggest contracts still on the books. You can blame Hurney for the astronomical signing bonuses he gave out after the lockout or maybe just maybe Richardson had been saving the money up to do just that during the lockout.
His last statement in the interview with Fogarty was that he has no hobbies other than the panthers. He's either at the office or at home he says. So he's obviously doing more than just signing checks and getting out of the way of everyone else doing their job.
We all know about Cam Newton having to go to JR's house and be told no tattoo's or piercings/ plus other stuff that was never leaked from that meeting before being drafted.
Remember Hurney saying he never did more research on a single prospect in his life, yet he still had to get JR'S final approval on Cam.
I didn't remember Smith specifically going to Jerry's house to request a trade as mentioned in the article titled the man behind the curtain by Colin from WFNZ.
Or what about the speculation of Brandon Beane becoming the next GM. No way in hell Acorsi would have endorsed that. Granted he would have been the best hollow suit possible.
Rivera was passed up how several times but yet we decided on him here. I got to think a part of that was Rivera willing to sacfrice on some level to understand thing's are going to be done Jerry's way even if it makes the ultimate goal a little tougher.
Then you've got Getteman who was completely okay with keeping the entire regime left over before he got here from scouting department all the way up to the head coach.
All that being said everyone with more insight than us, including Jenkins says Jerry wants to win as much as anyone. Thats fine and dandy that he wants to win. Everybody wants something but often times are not willing to make the sacrifice's it takes to get what they want. In Jerry's case it appears he's not willing to sacrifice profits either for his investors sake and or his own amongst other things.
Before any blind supporters go crazy on me I am not saying he's a bad guy on a personal level but his team's success from a winning standpoint speaks for itself.