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Mr. Scot

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#3107178 Rolling Stone Lists Top 15 Owners In Sports

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 11:09 AM

Laugh if you want but it is all true. JR is a dud of an owner who doesn't give a rat's ass about winning, just show me the money.


And again, people don't get it.


Everyone who has any experience actually working with Jerry Richardson would tell you he cares a great deal about winning.  He's also hardly a miser given that he's about the only owner who didn't lay off a single person from his team's staff during the lockout.  Lots of owners did just that to save costs, but Richardson chose instead to take care of his employees.  The whole dumbass notion that he's just some Scrooge who doesn't care about winning is something only the uninformed hold on to.  That's never been the problem.


The problem isn't motive.  It's execution.


His biggest missteps have included giving his son Mark a prominent position on the team, Dom Capers full control, handing the reins to George Seifert, hiring a GM that wasn't a football guy, staying loyal to that GM even through consistently bad results (largely because that GM was loyal to him), disastrously bad PR during the lockout and coach hiring processes and fostering an 'inmates run the asylum' atmosphere by telling Jeff Davidson he wasn't even allowed to talk to Steve Smith.


Richardson absolutely wants to build a winner, but he's done a lousy job trying, generally by choosing the wrong people for their jobs.


Happily, I think he finally got it right with Dave Gettleman, and I believe if Gettleman has enough power (to which the cut of Steve Smith would testify affirmative) then he can right the ship. 


Might take time and might hurt along the way, but it could happen.

#3107169 So 49ers CEO Apologizes and Takes Blame for Thursday Loss?

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 10:56 AM

How is this taking blame? this is not.

"you lost your job? sorry dude" does not admit guilt.


Yeah, there's nothing in there that says "my fault".  That's just what the OP wanted to read into it.


Personally, I don't give a flying rip about being sorry mid-season.  There's nothing that can be done to fix it right now.


Fix it in the offseason.

#3107161 Rolling Stone Lists Top 15 Owners In Sports

Posted by Mr. Scot on Today, 10:47 AM

Rollingstone. Much legit. So wow


Oh yeah.  Rolling Stone is where everyone turns for in-depth sports coverage :unsure:

#3106862 Picking 8th vs 21st

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Once you get into the second round it really doesn't matter. Just for fun I compared picks #40 to #53 and 53 has probably produced the better players at least for the last decade. We picked Silatolu at #40 for the record. Lesean McCoy was picked at #53. Still some great players at both spots. If you go back far enough #40 has a couple of probowlers.


For just about every pick out there you see some guy 5 spots down that everyone passed on.


It's about picking the right player not the number.


Using Marty Hurney's picks after the first round as a basis for your argument generally isn't a good idea.

#3106653 Picking 8th vs 21st

Posted by Mr. Scot on Yesterday, 10:27 AM

I'd still rather win, but...


...all of your examples are still first round quality players.


It could be argued that the difference in quality might be greater as you go into Round Two and beyond.

#3105621 Jo-Juh-Jo-Juh-Jo-Juh-Josh Norman

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 November 2014 - 11:32 AM

Clearly the online personnel gurus here are more knowledgeable in that regard. :rolleyes:

It's more a case of just looking at results.

How many guys that Rivera praised (Sione Fua, Legedu Naanee, Charles Godfrey, Byron Bell, Nate Chandler, etc) are either out of a job or playing poorly right now?

On the flip side Josh Norman, who was kept on the bench, suddenly looks pretty good?

#3105593 Jo-Juh-Jo-Juh-Jo-Juh-Josh Norman

Posted by Mr. Scot on 26 November 2014 - 10:56 AM

RR is a very competent defensive coach.

When it comes to Xs and Os, yes.

When it comes to setting a depth chart and deciding who's the best player...well :unsure:

#3104850 Th

Posted by Mr. Scot on 25 November 2014 - 03:02 PM

I can translate.

(Th)e ability to edit thread titles would be a very useful feature.

#3104584 About the Panthers... what are you thankful for

Posted by Mr. Scot on 25 November 2014 - 11:26 AM

We're not the Raiders.

#3103932 Gary Kubiak

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 November 2014 - 10:31 PM

So by lateral you mean Kubiak is out of the question cuz of his contract with the ravens?


Yes.  He's already under contract as their offensive coordinator.  Probably for three years or so.


While he's under contract, he could only leave for a promotion to a head coaching job.  The only time he could take another OC job is after his current contract is over.





#3103270 Amini at RT anyone?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 November 2014 - 03:33 PM


You know what disappoints me about that clip as much as anything else?


That over to the left you can see Byron Bell basically just watching it happen (which he's free to do because he's blocking no one).

#3103252 Amini at RT anyone?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 November 2014 - 03:12 PM

What a great idea, plug the worst o-lineman on your roster into a more important position.


Silatolu the worst?  Over both Bell and Chandler?


I don't know if I could sign on to that idea.


Bad?  Definitely, but competition for our worst OL is pretty steep right now.

#3103132 Good News/Bad News (Practice)

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 November 2014 - 01:22 PM

Can't think of a single instance where a player sucked at guard but was at least average at tackle.


There have definitely been guys who weren't made for the interior but who looked good playing outside (and vice versa).


With that said, I'm not necessarily expecting Silatolu to be one of them.


Still, why not give it a shot?  We already know Chandler's terrible and it's at least a better option than his replacing Norwell.

#3103113 RIP KB's OROY chances

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 November 2014 - 01:02 PM

Deserved or not, that play could have more impact than you might think.


Images like that stick in voters minds.

#3103111 Josh Norman: Munnerlyn Never Helped Me

Posted by Mr. Scot on 24 November 2014 - 12:59 PM

steve smith of the defense


Rivera called him that specifically if I remember right.  Maybe it was more true than we know.


If we're being honest here, we don't know what these players are truly like.  We think we do based on interviews, behavior, glimpses we see in news stories and brief personal encounters.


It's what we have to go on, but it's not really authoritative.  We kind of have to accept that we don't really know them that well.


Maybe the story's true.  Who can say?

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