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Q & A with G-man, courtesy of Observer's Jones (edited with more commentary re: draft strategy)

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That was an anomaly that had the lockout looming.

I would not use Fox situation as a precedent. If you have a coach that took a 2-14 team to a 12-4 team in just 3 seasons and don't treat him right, good luck ever hiring a quality coach again.

We would have coaching searches like the Browns this year.

 

 

I have no interest in giving a player or a coach a contract based on what they've done. It's what I'm confident they'll do in the future.

As far as losing assistant Coaches clearly no one is going to hire McDermott to be a head Coach this year and the Panthers wouldn't let him go when he's under contract for the same DC position elsewhere. Anyone who would like our OC is welcome to him.

 

Any potential Head Coach who couldn't see the Blue Sky in Carolina next year if Rivera failed and is let go I don't want to work for me. This is a great opportunity.

This isn't freaking Cleveland.

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I have no interest in giving a player or a coach a contract based on what they've done. It's what I'm confident they'll do in the future.

As far as losing assistant Coaches clearly no one is going to hire McDermott to be a head Coach this year and the Panthers wouldn't let him go when he's under contract for the same DC position elsewhere. Anyone who would like our OC is welcome to him.

Any potential Head Coach who couldn't see the Blue Sky in Carolina next year if Rivera failed and is let go I don't want to work for me. This is a great opportunity.

This isn't freaking Cleveland.

Who would want to.work for a franchise that doesn't reward coaches for success?

He took at 2-14 team to 12-4 in just 3 seasons and improved their record every year.

Any decent coach would look at that and say to themselves "These guys don't take care of their coaches"

By this logic we should only sign coaches to one year contracts in perpetuity.

When future coaches get called by the Panthers the first thing they are going to do is call John Fox and Ron Rivera.

When Fox says "They didn't extend me after winning the South in 2008" and Rivera says "They didn't extend me when I won the South in 2013" any good coach in their right mind would say "I am going to wait for a better situation with better management that will take care of me when I have success"

These coaches are interested in coaching wins, but also financial and employment security. And if management is not treating their coaches in an equal or better manner than the 31 other teams, who would want to work there?

If I had a choice in the private sector between several companies, I would rather work for a company that rewards me for my successes, and not the company that looks at my success and says "Ahh you just got lucky so I am not going to give you your bonus yet"

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BTW, the Browns have a top shelf defense and one of the most dynamic receivers in football. They also have a poo ton of first round picks.

Yet they could barely hire a coach. Management matters.

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Who would want to.work for a franchise that doesn't reward coaches for success?

He took at 2-14 team to 12-4 in just 3 seasons and improved their record every year.

Any decent coach would look at that and say to themselves "These guys don't take care of their coaches"

By this logic we should only sign coaches to one year contracts in perpetuity.

When future coaches get called by the Panthers the first thing they are going to do is call John Fox and Ron Rivera.

When Fox says "They didn't extend me after winning the South in 2008" and Rivera says "They didn't extend me when I won the South in 2013" any good coach in their right mind would say "I am going to wait for a better situation with better management that will take care of me when I have success"

 

 

 

You can keep saying the same thing over and over but it won't change my mind.

 

 

So after 2008 you would have been in favor of extending Fox the 2 years left on his contract plus another 3 years?

5 years without a Playoff win with Fox as our HC in 2010 was enough for me, glad he wasn't extended further in 2008.

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BTW, the Browns have a top shelf defense and one of the most dynamic receivers in football. They also have a poo ton of first round picks.

Yet they could barely hire a coach. Management matters.

 

Indeed, Management really does matter, and when Hurney was finally shown the door and Getts was brought in we upgraded our Management nicely.

 

Now what Fox and Rivera can tell prospective Head Coaches is they were allowed to coach out there contracts.

Chudzinski, Shurmaur, Mangini can all say they weren't in Cleveland.

Again, Carolina is not the shyt hole that Cleveland is. A team that has won more than 6 games only once in the last 11 years.

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You can keep saying the same thing over and over but it won't change my mind.

So after 2008 you would have been in favor of extending Fox the 2 years left on his contract plus another 3 years?

5 years without a Playoff win with Fox as our HC in 2010 was enough for me, glad he wasn't extended further.

By that point John Fox had been coach 6/7 seasons already and had already earned a healthy paycheck. It is a completely different scenario.

I am in favor of treating coaches right. Allowing him to go lame duck would be bad for the franchise and it's future.

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By that point John Fox had been coach 6/7 seasons already and had already earned a healthy paycheck. It is a completely different scenario.

I am in favor of treating coaches right. Allowing him to go lame duck would be bad for the franchise and it's future.

 

 

I believe Rivera is being compensated to the tune of $3 million Dollars per year currently. 

I think he's doing just fine in his current position and contract.

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Indeed, Management really does matter, and when Hurney was finally shown the door and Getts was brought in we upgraded our Management nicely.

Now what Fox and Rivera can tell prospective Head Coaches is they were allowed to coach out there contracts.

Chudzinski, Shurmaur, Mangini can all say they weren't in Cleveland.

Again, Carolina is not the shyt hole that Cleveland is. A team that has won more than 6 games only once in the last 11 years.

All coaches would rather be rewarded for successes than coaching out their contracts.

Coaches would rather get fired and get paid for a year to map out their future than have management force them to go lame duck.

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I believe Rivera is being compensated to the tune of $4 million Dollars per year currently.

I think he's doing just fine in his current position and contract.

Any coach would rather have security and be able to keep their assistants.

You are right, we are not the Browns. What you are suggesting is how you become the Browns.

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KG, would you work for a company that did not reward you for your successes that puy more money in management's pocket when every other company in that field does reward their employees?

I wouldn't.

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