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Lumps

Tepper is not JR

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5 hours ago, Lumps said:

-More fan involvement

-Logo on the field

-Signing Reid

-Forcing Rivera to take over defense

-Parting with TD on good terms

Things he has done in months ownership, all of which are more bold moves that Richardson would have ever done.

He has not fired Rivera for a lot of reasons; this includes the uncertainty of Cam. Had Cam’s shoulder not gone to crap, this would have been a winning season and all here would be praising Cam’s best year, but would Rivera still need to go? That’s not on Rivera.  I believe Rivera has his issues he’s not going to change, his time is coming to an end and he is not the answer for the future, however this year is not the year to get rid of him.

Hurney wasn’t fired because it doesn’t make sense to force another GM to come in with a coach who will most likely be gone at the end of his contract or sooner.

Cam and Rivera tied to the hip? No. Hurney and Rivera? Absolutely.

Knee-jerk posters (have you see the forum on game day?) are mad that Tepper is not making knee-jerk reactions and instead is strategically approaching this team and in a matter of a few months (being generous) sample size as an owner, want to declare him Jerry Richardson 2.0. That is asinine. If you want to do that, he has until the year 2044 to win a super bowl to be an upgrade.   We don’t need a revolving door at head coach and with good change, timing is everything.

Sustainable, positive change from the top of the organization will initially take more time than a few months, I’d estimate 1-2 years IMO.  For any rational fan, the jury is out regarding Tepper.  Be skeptical and disagree with keeping Rivera or other decisions, but stop comparing him to JR after a few months of ownership just because he’s not reacting the same way the huddle’s fickle Madden experts are expecting him to.

do not forget the new uniforme combinations.

 

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4 hours ago, Hammerin'Cam1 said:

And also, I can understand the league forcing Jerry to sell

but how can you believe the league also got to choose who he sold it to?

That was Jerry's team, he could have sold it to anybody he wanted to.

The other 31 owners have to approve the buyer.  It was made clear they all wanted Tepper. 

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I, for one, do not care about the statue of Jerry Richardson.  Stay, go, whatever... I prefer to focus my energy elsewhere.  

The only think I think about in regards to that statue is how his head looks like it’s turned at an unnatural angle... like a crooked LEGO head from my childhood toy collection.  It’s kinda LOL.  

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Smithers said:

The other 31 owners have to approve the buyer.  It was made clear they all wanted Tepper. 

Exactly... they preferred the guy that came to the table with CASH.  

Cant blame em.  

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I wish he would quit letting Cam and Twitter pick the uniform combos. 

Holy Jackie Miles!

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Tepper isn't Jerry Richardson, but he's not exactly Art Rooney yet either.

HIs being rich doesn't make him a good NFL owner. Dan Snyder, Jerry Jones and several others made themselves billions of dollars with their business acumen,  yet are still terrible NFL owners.

Neither is his being rich nor his not being  Richardson make him immune from mistakes. Keeping the current train wreck of a leadership team definitely qualifies as one.

You can say "patience" if you want, but while Tepper may be new in his role, neither Ron Rivera nor Marty Hurney are new to theirs. There's plenty of "game tape" on which to evaluate the two of them separately and the both of them together. The vast majority of it is not good (it is, in fact, terrible).

So no, I'm not going to trust that he's a good owner just because he's a billionaire. That's a truly false assumption.

I'll save my kudos till I see him turning the team in the right direction.

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23 hours ago, mjligon said:

Dude listed logo on field lolol

It is funny, but do you recall how much people on this board sung his praises for doing it?

That cool promo video with Tepper looking like a badass?

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6 hours ago, Hammerin'Cam1 said:

 Tepper was the guy Richardson wanted to buy it.

Obviously Richardson knew he wasn't going to find somebody younger than him in 2018 with Jerry's ideals to buy the team, so Tepper was the next best thing.

Also, to the people saying "..tHe nFl MaDe hIm sElL iT tO TePpeR - TePpEr wAs tHe lOwEsT BiDdEr, JeRrY wOuLdNt oF sOlD iT tO tHe lOwEsT bIdDeR iF iT wAs hIs ChOiCe.."

The whole reason Tepper bought the team with the lowest bid is because Jerry wanted him to buy it. You ever have a friend or acquaintance that wanted to buy something you are selling, and your friend says, FOR YOU, I can do it for cheaper than I could somebody else, but since you're my boy, FOR YOU, I can do this lesser price over my higher normal price.

JR is still linked to this franchise by virtue of, the guy he sold it to, Jerry chose. Tepper is essentially a Jerry Richardson hire.

These are the words of someone who didn't follow the sale process and doesn't have a single clue how any of it went down.

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2 hours ago, Hammerin'Cam1 said:

The Patriots were fixed to win every championship they own. Their five Super Bowl wins as a franchise started when 9/11 happened. The media was preaching "..be patriotic, don't let the terrorists scare you! let your patriotism shine through the fear!.." and then the Patriots go and start a dynasty, not with the #1 overall pick, Drew Bledsoe, they had for years before, but with some no namer from Michigan.

And Peyton Manning was fixed to beat us so he could ride out into the sunset a winner, so corporations could continue to market the guy as a winner and make boo-koo bucks off his name. Primacy and recency effect. People tend to remember things better that have just happened and Peyton ending on a Super Bowl win makes people remember Peyton as a winner. Professional sports aims to give the audience what the majority of the audience wants to see and the majority of the audience did not want to see Cam beat Peyton for a Super Bowl win in Peyton's last game and make Peyton go out a loser.

Both of our Super Bowl losses came because we were fixed against. It really doesn't make a fug who the coach or players are, when it's your time to be rigged a Super Bowl victory it's your time, and when it isn't, it isn't. Why Eagles are rolling despite not having the QB they gave up the farm for. If you are rigged to win your starters will have good numbers. If your starters have good numbers and you aren't rigged to win they go to waste, like Rivers throughout the years.

Belichick sucks. He just happens to coach a team the NFL chose to have a dynasty. Same with Foles, he just happened to end up being the QB on a team the NFL had slated to win it all.

These other words of someone who doesn't have a clue about anything at all.

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44 minutes ago, CBDellinger said:

I, for one, do not care about the statue of Jerry Richardson.  Stay, go, whatever... I prefer to focus my energy elsewhere.  

The only think I think about in regards to that statue is how his head looks like it’s turned at an unnatural angle... like a crooked LEGO head from my childhood toy collection.  It’s kinda LOL.  

The women he victimized care.

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He really came out of the gates fast. Tailgating with fans, fireworks shows, the logo, uniform carousel. People bought in. Probably should have paced himself a bit. 

I would advise him to be a little less accessible, while slowing his roll on the branding overhaul. It may piss some readers here off, but it would probably serve him well.

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It’s a business, and it should be for all who invest time and dollars into the support of the franchise. That’s how I have always approached this. The hero worship crap is fool’s gold. JR never got a free pass from me, so why would I give one to a billionaire I only became aware of last year.

He has to earn that respect. Thus far, the totality of his impact has stuck a neutral (borderline negative) chord with me. But you can bet your ass, I’ll be first in line to sing his praises if the entire franchise trends up. 

Results. Get them. 

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I’m not judging anything. 

In fact, by not blindly singing his praises, I’m reserving judgment.

Let’s see how it all plays out, but let’s not pretend he’s hitting nothing but home runs. 

Note: I’m probably more of a skeptic than most fans. Take it for what you will. 

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7 hours ago, Lumps said:

-More fan involvement

-Logo on the field

-Signing Reid

-Forcing Rivera to take over defense

-Parting with TD on good terms

Things he has done in months ownership, all of which are more bold moves that Richardson would have ever done.

He has not fired Rivera for a lot of reasons; this includes the uncertainty of Cam. Had Cam’s shoulder not gone to crap, this would have been a winning season and all here would be praising Cam’s best year, but would Rivera still need to go? That’s not on Rivera.  I believe Rivera has his issues he’s not going to change, his time is coming to an end and he is not the answer for the future, however this year is not the year to get rid of him.

Hurney wasn’t fired because it doesn’t make sense to force another GM to come in with a coach who will most likely be gone at the end of his contract or sooner.

Cam and Rivera tied to the hip? No. Hurney and Rivera? Absolutely.

Knee-jerk posters (have you see the forum on game day?) are mad that Tepper is not making knee-jerk reactions and instead is strategically approaching this team and in a matter of a few months (being generous) sample size as an owner, want to declare him Jerry Richardson 2.0. That is asinine. If you want to do that, he has until the year 2044 to win a super bowl to be an upgrade.   We don’t need a revolving door at head coach and with good change, timing is everything.

Sustainable, positive change from the top of the organization will initially take more time than a few months, I’d estimate 1-2 years IMO.  For any rational fan, the jury is out regarding Tepper.  Be skeptical and disagree with keeping Rivera or other decisions, but stop comparing him to JR after a few months of ownership just because he’s not reacting the same way the huddle’s fickle Madden experts are expecting him to.

What's the earliest date someone has LOCKED UP Thread of the Year?

 

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