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.