It's not so much a 'spend less" philosophy as it is a "spend wisely" one.
Both Dom Capers and John Fox got decent extensions after Richardson felt they'd earned them. Sadly, Capers' payday was a tad premature.
Still, the idea was solid. Bring them in while they're on the rise. let them prove that they can win in this environment. Then pay them the big money. that way, even if they don't succeed, you haven't blown a big wad of cash.
It's the same principle they apply to players by preferring draftees over free agents.
Armanti Edwards hasnt thrown a pass, so how is he a QB? Most weeks he dont even dress. Jerry Colquitt never played QB here. Sorry, Scott, the Panthers have very little to no history of blacks at QB. Their only history is Rodney Peete, who they showed 0 loyalty too and replaced as soon as they could. I suspect if the Panthers did bring in a black QB, it'd be a scenario like that. Some old washed up black QB on his last leg, so it could be easily justified replacing him after a year or so for another younger more desirable white QB. Thats the only scenario I see the Panthers bringing a black QB in. But someone who's actually got talent, that is young, with upside for years to come, Jerry Richardson and the Carolina Panthers would never. Jerry Richardson will NEVER EVER EVER draft a black QB, and proclaim him the "future". Thats not how he runs his business.
You said "The Panthers make sure every QB on their roster is white." This was proven wrong (Craig, Rutherford, Peete).
You said "The Panthers owner would never draft a black QB, no matter what." This was also proven wrong (Colquitt).
You said "The Panthers would pull some guy away from fries at McDonalds before they'd seriously look at a black QB." Like the other parts of your rant, this was proven wrong (Peete).
Pretty clear you're either just trolling or you have no grasp whatsoever on facts or reality. Doesn't really matter which it is.
Spin it as much as you want, but the result is already decided.
The Panthers make sure every QB on their roster is white. The Panthers owner would never draft a black QB, no matter what. The Panthers would pull some guy away from fries at McDonalds before they'd seriously look at a black QB. The image they have, is the image they've worked hard to build. Every african american in Mecklenburg County knows this.
The Panthers drafted Jerry Colquitt, who was black, in their first year of existence.
In the years since, they've had various others on roster including Dameyune Craig, Rod Rutherford, and another more recent guy whose name escapes me (I'll look it up).
And of course, there was Rodney Peete, who was the starter for all of 2002 and the presumed starter going into 2003 before he lost his starting job (quite legitimately). Even after losing the starting job though, Peete stuck around and played a valuable role on the team as a backup/mentor to Jake Delhomme.
And on today's active roster, Armanti Edwards is listed as the third quarterback.