As an aside, I meant this thread to be pointed at the personal attacks on JR which are extremely embarrassing. I have no issue with debate on business practices.
The biggest problem I think people have here is that they can't seem to distinguish between intent and ineptitude.
One of the absolute dumbest arguments I see people making here on a regular basis is the notion that Richardson doesn't care about winning. You really do have to be pretty much an idiot to actually believe that.
Richardson cares plenty about winning. Numerous people have testified to that.
He's just previously failed to demonstrate that he knew how to pull it off.
But instead of recognizing the mistakes he's made (trusting the GM job to a PR guy, meddling at times when he shouldn't have, valuing loyalty over ability, etc) people ascribe some evil intent, like he's really just using the team to make money.
What's especially dumb about this argument is that winning teams always make more money than losing ones, so to believe someone's deliberately losing in the hope of making more money, you really do have to turn your brain off (something a good number of people here seem to have very little trouble doing).
The happy news, though, is that Richardson does seem quite capable of learning. He entrusted the GM search process to someone with way more experience than himself (Ernie Accorsi) and has since effectively given Dave Gettleman the keys to the franchise (if you doubt that, ask Steve Smith). And since doing that, the team has finally made the playoffs two years in a row and shows signs of being competitive for a long time to come.
But hey, screw all that right? Facts be damned. We can't let go of our chosen narratives.
U got me dude. Listen man it's understsndable you have this mindset and don't have higher expectations as a fan. It is all you have known with this franchise. You can keep telling yourself all you want how Jerry is the bestest in the whole wide world, but again its a fairytale. I am sure you can find multiple reliable sources if you took the time to google it and didn't let your bias towards Jerry richardson get in the way of the truth. I will be more than happy to when I get out of work to take the 10 seconds to look it up and post the multiple links for you.
That is where you are wrong. There were multiple reports stating that, and were credible. I understsnd for some reason you in particular have a blind loyalty towards Jerry Richardson, but he has handled a lot of things miserably in the recent past. There is no debating that. The guy will get continue to get a free pass from a majority of you because he brought the team to Charlotte. I am fine with that, but just know that a lot of the stuff you spew is a fairytale.
So then you can link those "multiple credible reports" right?
Or did these come from the same "source: you claimed to have before?