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No Joke: The players apparently didn't like Gettleman


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#91 Mr. Scot

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

I don't care if players like a GM, as long as they respect him.

 

Ask anybody who's played for the Patriots and then been jettisoned how warm and fuzzy the team was to them.

 

You want to draw the best players?  Put together a roster that can win Super Bowls.

 

You want to draw players that talk a good game but are ultimately happy just getting a paycheck?  Run your team like Hurney did.



#92 TheRed

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

I really don't give two shits about anyone liking him. It isn't high school.

Just keep things in house, and talk to guys directly. I don't think that's a foreign concept.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

is one-sided respect really respect?


Getting paid is respect.

#94 top dawg

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Getting paid is respect.

 

If that's the case, then all the players are respected.  But, we all know it's not that simple. Money doesn't necessarily translate to respect. Life isn't that simple.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Love it x100000000000000000



#96 carolina-chuck

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:56 PM

Family dont steal money from each other (Stewart).


Must be tough for these guys to have a real GM.

#97 Jangler

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

stealing? that's a little harsh.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

I don't think it's Dave's job to make people like him... his job is to clean up the mess he inherited and to make sure this team keeps winning. 



#99 2jakefansinva

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

why should anyone care about the relationship between management and player??

 

the GM deals with the players agent...........not the player.

 

one day this fan base will figure it out.

 

 

 

PS..........Gman is something special..........stfu and let him perform his magic.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

i think in one year of managing the team, he's done plenty to earn that respect.

he doesn't hide the fact that his job is to make the franchise better...not to be liked by the employees. his commitment is to the team, not the players.

i think he's a likeable fellow, he's just not trying to be their buddy like hurney was. business first.


To expand on rayzor's post, here is a fact of life for some of the younger posters on this site. Anybody who walks around with coaches shorts jacked up to their neck is straight up business first. Write it down and don't forget it.

#101 Khaki Lackey

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

To expand on rayzor's post, here is a fact of life for some of the younger posters on this site. Anybody who walks around with coaches shorts jacked up to their neck is straight up business first. Write it down and don't forget it.

And obviously they don't give a damn about what people think. Hell, my grandfather wore plaid Bermuda shorts with high blue socks. You think he gave a damn?

#102 TheRumGone

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:03 PM

If he didn't change in New York, what makes you think he'll change here? Like I said previously in another thread, G-Man is who he is.


He didn't have to speak to the media in New York. It's just playing the media game and being savvy. If he doesn't there will be more problems like smitty.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

Comes with the territory.

Business first is professional. Family first is personal.

Establishing the wrong one first makes it hard to make future negotiations.


Individualist versus collectivist.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

I was president of my fraternity in college, and after years of our chapter having presidents doing absolutely nothing, I got a lot of pressure from our national office and the school to establish order and rules to improve things or else our good times were gone. Our guys didn't like that too much, and I got the blame for being tough. But, it ended up winning us awards in the end and we still had a great time.

 

I tell that short narrative because Gettleman went through the same thing (on a way bigger scale). New leadership doing logical things that replaces old leadeship that sucked can sometimes create anger amongst those below until they get used to it. Gettleman is building a winning team with accountability. That's what defines success after all, accountability.



#105 PantherFeez

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

Getting paid is respect.

This all damn day

 

Plus, fug your respect for the GM, players need to respect their teammates and coaches; that's where the game is anyways. Your contract has nothing to do with your team and the product that you are apart of ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD




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