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Tepper is not JR

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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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16 minutes ago, Truck Stick said:

Tepper is just JR's puppet for meddling

Another failed comment. I bet you can't even come up with any valid evidence of this can you.

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9 hours ago, Daddy_Uncle said:

Exactly. He didn't become worth 11B with that mindset

I keep seeing this being said but it’s being miss used. He became worth 11b because of an insane alignment of his talents combined with a rare economic situation. Tepper has an excellent financial investment mind and when the financial crisis hit he was in the right place at the right time with the right skills to make one of the biggest investments with the highest potential reurn ever.  He was right and is now a billionaire.  This doesn’t translate across the board to everything he does or says. If he recommends buying Apple I’d  listen but he doesn’t get a free pass owning the panthers until we get results. 

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I applaud his ability to make a fortune, but I am also uncertain of his ability to run a successful, sustainable football franchise. Both can be true at this juncture. 

I really do hope it works out for the best.

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1 hour ago, pnthrs said:

I keep seeing this being said but it’s being miss used. He became worth 11b because of an insane alignment of his talents combined with a rare economic situation. Tepper has an excellent financial investment mind and when the financial crisis hit he was in the right place at the right time with the right skills to make one of the biggest investments with the highest potential reurn ever.  He was right and is now a billionaire.  This doesn’t translate across the board to everything he does or says. If he recommends buying Apple I’d  listen but he doesn’t get a free pass owning the panthers until we get results. 

The financial crisis ended almost a decade ago and Tepper has minted tons of dough since then.

We are less than 1 mile into a 26.2 mile ownership marathon at this point, cannot believe how impatient some are. 

Pal, you need to get on board or go find another NFL team to piss on...

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22 hours ago, je1005 said:

I applaud his ability to make a fortune, but I am also uncertain of his ability to run a successful, sustainable football franchise. Both can be true at this juncture. 

I really do hope it works out for the best.

Given a 5-yr time frame, in your mind what defines "success" as it relates to Tepper?

 

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gtfo creepy owner fetishist.   you go get a new team.  you weren't even a fan 10 minutes ago.  go swallow some more donut head ya creepy ass fug

 

5 hours ago, GeorgeHanson said:

The financial crisis ended almost a decade ago and Tepper has minted tons of dough since then.

We are less than 1 mile into a 26.2 mile ownership marathon at this point, cannot believe how impatient some are. 

Pal, you need to get on board or go find another NFL team to piss on...

 

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