The signs we hope that Hurney is leaving but there has been nothing to confirm this unfortunately. Your right Padden isn't taking that assistant GM job but he is another unqualified guy that is going to take time to learn the ropes. Again, not one good experienced person in the building that I can think of at this point is not a good recipe for trust. What's the master plan on not bringing in qualified and successful people to help the new guys get better faster?
The media goofs just show that he isn't prepared to be an on hands owner and yet he is going full steam ahead. How about hire a PR guy and pretend your customers care? Gettleman didn't handle the Smith thing well and you think Tepper would get a pass if he craps the bed? Yes he is learning but his disregard and lack of care isn't creating trust and is a concern.
I have stated consistently that the first year was a mulligan and he still brought the wonder twins back last year, that is all on him. No passes there. I just have to disagree with you there. He has laid out a vague vision which is what most of us are discussing. If his vision is a hands on owner that knows little and dictates a lot, then he is meddling and will end up closer to Jones and Snyder. If he has hired a great HC and will find a great GM, then he has a chance. If he keeps Hurney that is a sign he doesn't know what one is. Why he hasn't already is concerning. The fact he was trying to make Berry the assistant and keep Hurney is concerning. He is meddling if he doesn't know what he is doing but doing it anyways. He could have hired qualified people and let them do the lifting. He isn't and he hasn't yet shown he is very good at being an owner yet.
He is going to make money hand over fist anyways. Even if he did move in 10 years, he would still be making money. He bought the team because he is married to making money and not to the Carolinas. I don't want to see the team move but if the PSL system was to fail then it would be a concern. 3 losing years in a row would be a new test for all of that.
I have been a fan of this team since the beginning. I have yet to know we have a good ownership or direction. We have had a lot of disappointments and a two almost great years. I hope it is Tepper but there is enough issues to be concerned. As I have stated I will wait till after the draft to confirm what the first part of this vision is and what it means. I hope he turns it around but there are enough legitimate concerns out there to keep watching and discussing. It wouldn't be the end of the world if the worst came to be true, it would just be more crappy football that I don't want to pay for.
And that is my question to Tepper..
Are you really going to charge ppl regularly prices to watch Will Grier play??
Or is it a better business model to engender some customer faith and lower your prices to watch other teams trash our Panthers...