For every decent signing he's ever made i can show you 3-4 of bad ones he's made
yeah I'm sure you'll get right on this
and plenty of players that he never even tried to bring in.
I liked the stephen davis and Delhomme signings way back when but come on what has he done lately?
free agent wise? nothing, he wasn't allowed to add payroll this year.
He wants to build thru the draft and he's about average when it comes to that,
before the connor injury, 8 of the 11 starters on the third best defense in the nfl were drafted.
last year when they had the best running game, 4/5 offensive linemen, the tight ends, the qb, and both running backs were drafted by him.
but the armanti trade takes the cake for one of the dumbest moves i've seen for mulitiple reasons.
well it's about the only thing exciting anyone this year.
He had faith when he drafted everette that he could take Peppers place (even though he was wrong) so then why did we not trade peppers that year?
everette was an insurance policy in case peppers decided to hold out. the reason they didn't trade peppers in 2009 was because they felt like they were in a very good position to compete, and if not for that jake delhomme meltdown out of nowhere they would have.
As i said earlier theres no shortage of up and comers and others aspiring to move up in their professional career, wether it be for a gm or coaching job.
There are plenty of people lining up to be head coaches, i mean the raiders,lions, and others dont have that problem so that is a weak argument.
I mean hell I wouldn't mind a head coaching job I'll take the Panthers'. I'll even give them a deal.
There's a reason Al Davis had to hire Art Shell away from his bed and breakfast.
And if Fox is as good as some suggest, he and Hurney should have re-signed and went got jobs elsewhere instead of putting up with J.R's recent antics.
If fox had resigned (not re-signed you barely literate cretin) he would have lost around 6 million dollars in guaranteed salary. That ain't smart.
1. Overall, the good with Hurney outweighs the bad. Everyone is transfixed by the horrors of Everette Brown and Jake Delhomme, but I doubt we'll ever know the full story behind that. For all we know, there might be a reason Fox was kept out of drafting after the 2009 season. Hurney is also fantastic with contracts, something that can't be overlooked.
2. Most importantly, it sends a terrible message to any potential replacement. Here's a guy that just did what the owner instructed him to do, and on top of that has been paraded out in front of the media every week to be pilloried. The guy has no more swords to fall on, yet has become the defacto face of the franchise in lieu of the owner.
To fire him after all he's done (sacrificing his public and professional reputation for Jerry's vendetta) would basically tell every other potential GM that the owner will flush you down the drain the second it's convenient.
We're already going to have enough trouble finding a coach after the way Richardson has handcuffed Fox. Let's not make it a GM as well.
1. Sign a new coach (see Mr. Scot's thread for more info)
My top two targets for the Panthers are Frazier and Harbaugh. Frazier has excelled in with his 4-3 in Minnesota and the Panthers have one of the more talented defenses in the league (stats back this up). The players are there, but the offense on the other side of the ball is not. I doubt that Frazier will end the year as an assistant, however, and is probably the next Vikings coach.
Harbaugh played for Carolina and has former Panthers coaches on his staff. He might want to stay in Stanford for another year (if luck does but lol) or he might want to wait for a better job. The fact of the matter is the Panthers offense still has an offensive line, will have at least Jonathan Stewart next year, and still has Steve Smith. The team doesn't exactly need a total rebuilding.
2. Draft a QB
Luck or Newton, whomever is there. I'd prefer Luck. The Panthers have ignored this for too long and it's time to bite the bullet and just do that. Assuming of course they don't make a play for Peyton Manning.
3. Sign a Veteran QB
Just sign Hasselbeck, or Pennington, or poo bring back Kerry Collins. They need a veteran presence to mentor a new QB. Just go into the season with a situation better than what it was this season.
4. Let Moore walk, get rid of Clausen
Moore was signed to a one year tender. He's done with this team and serves no use as a backup. Let him sit on a bench in another town. Clausen is worthless and they need to trade him while they can still get a 7th for him.
5. Sign a free agent wide receiver
There is no shortage of them. Let Gettis/Lafell have a year to develop behind a proper wide receiver corps. I'd prefer they sign a good guy that wants to teach youngsters since obviously Steve Smith has no interest in doing that but I'm not picky.
I've been harping on this for a while but the Panthers' biggest problem this year is who they DIDN'T bring in, namely everyone. The team needs veterans somewhere. Let's get some offensive line depth, WR depth, QB depth, defensive line depth, and we'll be good to go.
7. Re-sign the core
Kalil, Beason, Davis, and hell even Anderson after this year. Let DeAngelo walk if he wants. This team isn't going to get better by spending money on luxuries.
you asked. The Government makes deals for jobs to come here.
the government very rarely does anything to make "jobs come here." As a matter of fact, taking the last forty years or so of American history, the government has gone out of its way to send jobs OUT of the country. Starting with Nixon and Deng Xiaoping basically agreeing that China would become America's manufacturing sector (can't force people to work at gunpoint in the USA), all of reagan and bush's reign, really picking up steam with NAFTA, then finally reaching its peak with the financial crisis which was caused in part by the repeal of glass-steagall, everything the government has done has been in favor of finance and against labor.
there aren't many finance jobs. so no, the government does not actually make deals for jobs to come here.
Like the deal Obama just made in India for 50,000 jobs.
obama didn't trade like vespene gas for the indians to build a 50,000 person factory in huntersville.
obama negotiated a weapons deal which will lead to a certain number of people working on it that already have the jobs. He's actually saying "I'm creating work for x number of employees.
I'm not sure what the weapon systems are but they're likely drones.
But he didn't create those jobs the private company did.
actually no it would be impossible for a weapons company to sell anything if three things didn't happen
1. the united states government didn't pay for them to be developed 2. the united states government didn't buy them 3. the united states government didn't permit them to be sold to other countries
while all you may see is a private entity that makes things and sells them to the government, what it actually is a government researched item being sold by a government subsidized industry (since it can only have one customer it's fair to say the weapons industry is subsidized) to the american government or other governments they decide.
if that sounds private to you then you're hella retarded
Those jobs will exist if they are in America or not.
actually no one else in the world is stupid enough to spend as much money on the military as the united states so no probably not.