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Mr. Scot

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  1. 1 hour ago, pantherj said:

    If I were a former hedge fund manager who crushed I don't know how many businesses, then you can bet if buy a football team I'm going to interfere and dictate what I want. If I owned the Panthers then you can rest assured we would have started Grier last season and Teddy would not be on the roster. If I spent billions on buying the Panthers then I'm going to interfere. Hell that's the best part of owning the team.

    Using that logic, Daniel Snyder should be a great owner too.

    The ability to make loads of money doesn't equal football knowledge anymore than it means you know how to ride a horse or drive a tank.

    Yes, as the owner of the team he can make it his personal plaything if he wants to. That is, if he's okay with the product on the field being dog sh-t.

    If he actually wants it to be good, then he should hand it over to the people who know what they're doing.

  2. 8 minutes ago, DeAngelo Beason said:

    David Newton is the one who said it.  This is a pretty new story.  Don't get me wrong, Newton is an idiot and this is at best well-informed speculation, but he's just as much of an insider as Voth.


    You're referring back to David Newton's bold prediction as an "insider statement"?


  3. 11 minutes ago, PootieNunu said:

    We let the so called "football guys" decide last year and we ended up with Teddy Bridgewater. 

    I think Tepper is just letting them know he is not going for that poo again. He wants an upper tier QB not some bench warming scrub we try to make into a starter.

    Last year's football guys included a PR guy who was mistakenly given a job as a football guy.

  4. 1 minute ago, AU-panther said:

    So you are saying it technically impossible to trade CMC this year? 

    I'm saying Voth said it's not a realistic scenario.

    His exact words:

    So while it’s easy to toss his name on top of speculation, the reality is something different.

    He added this as a follow-up:

    Conversation wouldn’t have been as fun if they had to say, “Deal would have to include other players that aren’t as well known nationally.”

    As I recall, this was in response to David Newton's "bold prediction".

    You can continue to speculate about it as much as you want, but it's not realistic.

  5. 3 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

    I have been concerned about Tepper and him potentially being a meddling/micromanaging owner. He definitely had shown some signs he could be that guy.

    Let's hope it just doesn't happen.

    We've got some people wanting it to happen with regard to Watson.

    What I'd point out there are two things:

    1) You never want the guy with the least amount of knowledge in the room to be the one dictating the decisions.

    2) If it starts with Watson, highly unlikely it stops there.

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  6. 1 minute ago, BurnNChinn said:

    Can’t explain to some people, but he thinks Voth is like right there in the same office under Teppers balls

    Voth actually does work in the building, for the Panthers, and can ask Samir Suleiman a direct question anytime he would like.

    Does Spotrac have an Insider with the team?

  7. 24 minutes ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

    Is it worrisome?  Yes.  

    Are Tepper's words taken out of context?  Are they even his words to begin with?  Who knows?

    What we do know. 

    Just about anyone with two eyes can see the answer at QB is NOT on the roster.  So Tepper possibly being emphatic about finding a new QB would be understandable. 

    Also, sports analysts are constantly seeking attention, so sensationalism is often part of their schtick. 

    Bottom line:  Hampering the Panthers future by signing a QB at "all costs" would seem like an irrational decision to me.  Tepper doesn't strike me as man that acts irrationally.

    We don't know jack sh-t at this point.

    That could be good...or not. Hopes for the best are valid. Unfortunately, concerns for the worst are as well.

    Heck, we don't really know much about Fitterer just yet either.

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  8. 1 minute ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

    There is no compelling evidence of Tepper's involvement beyond playing an active role in choosing Rhule and revamping the business side of the organization.

    Both good decisions.

    Get off his nuts already!

    Fanspeak doesn't concern me.

    Comments from analysts about Tepper being obsessed, willing to do anything, pay any price, etc... Those give me pause.

    As mentioned above, his saying that we need a QB isn't a problem. Dictating what we do to get that QB is another story, especially if it overrides people who know more than him.

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  9. 12 minutes ago, top dawg said:

    Tepper is a different cat. He hasn't done anything too earth shattering yet, and until he does, I'm rolling with him. 

    The most important thing that he's done thus far with what appears to be heavy involvement is acquire a coach who (in my mind) looks promising, and a GM with seemingly a lot of practical knowledge and definitely a lot of connects league wide. I'm not going to fault him for either move (even if some think they came a season too late).

    Tepper admitted he was the one who suggested that Rivera switch to a 3-4.

    And honestly, I don't care how "different a cat" he is. I do care whether he meddles as an owner.

    I think the last thing anybody wants is the guy who said that Marty Hurney was one of the best talent evaluators in the league influencing football decisions; coaching, personnel or otherwise.

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