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49 minutes ago, Jorgie said:

And conservatives when trump loses and they storm the capitol building

You guys can take it to the Tinderbox.  The adults would like to have a conversation about the Panthers.  Thanks.

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2 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

So a reporter asked Matt Rhule today if he thought it would be fair to ask Teddy Bridgewater to mentor Sam Darnold.

Rhule's response?

"I don't really believe in fair or unfair in professional sports."

Loosely translated: "I don't give a sh-t."

 

Ron Rivera always wanted to help be sure players ended their careers on their best terms. Matt Rhule doesn't really seem to be especially worried about that. He appears to be more of a "do whatever it takes to win" guy.

I'm curious which approach fans are more comfortable with.

What a breath of fresh air coach Rhule is

pro athletes get paid multi millions...perform as we need you to or you are gone....just love it

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I dont think its as simple as some on here are making it sound. 

Some back up QB's (Anderson for example) have extended their careers because of their willingness to do this.. some choose not to.

Really the choice is up to Teddy. Teddy will have to decide if he thinks he can be QB1 or if he wasn't to reside as a high-end back up option. 

If he thinks he can be QB1 then I expect he will use every advantage he has to be better than Sam including not sharing the 'trade secrets'. Worst case he gets cut, gets paid and try's to get onto another team.

But honestly his best option would be to bring along Sam. Earn a reputation of being a good teammate and try to get a 10 year back up career out of the deal.. 

 

But I wouldn't blame the guy if he was an ass to Sam.. 

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22 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

It affects roster decisions.

Lord knows it did with Ron.

The question you posed was black and white but I believe it’s a gray issue. NFL teams are a business and the fans are consumers. Handling a release like DG did Steve Smith and Josh Norman sours the sweetness for some fans. Not many will care if Bridgewater has his feelings hurt though. 

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So when FA players chase the money 99% of the time are they more worried about their team’s feelings or business?

That’s the issue - players never want to hear the screwed over a team by doing this yet the real butthurt comes out when a franchise let’s them go.

It truly is a business just like any job - the it’s a family atmospheres where they keep a shitty employee because of anything other than business are fuging hell to work for, no thanks.

Fans say but what about player relations? I say yea what about the relations with the younger, promising players who get fuged with zero playing time because of a vet/fan favorite bias? 

Lord knows Rivera and Fox to a lesser extent had some long ass lists of those. 

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3 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

So a reporter asked Matt Rhule today if he thought it would be fair to ask Teddy Bridgewater to mentor Sam Darnold.

Rhule's response?

"I don't really believe in fair or unfair in professional sports."

Loosely translated: "I don't give a sh-t."

 

Ron Rivera always wanted to help be sure players ended their careers on their best terms. Matt Rhule doesn't really seem to be especially worried about that. He appears to be more of a "do whatever it takes to win" guy.

I'm curious which approach fans are more comfortable with.

Terrific response 

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I’m all for it. You can preach we are family but at the end of the day players(like Olsen) are going to do what’s in their best interest...even after everything the team does for them. Play well or kick rocks. I don’t care if you win nice guy of the year every year. It’s nice to behave like a professional sports team and not a Sunday school. 

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2 hours ago, onmyown said:

So when FA players chase the money 99% of the time are they more worried about their team’s feelings or business?

That’s the issue - players never want to hear the screwed over a team by doing this yet the real butthurt comes out when a franchise let’s them go.

It truly is a business just like any job - the it’s a family atmospheres where they keep a shitty employee because of anything other than business are fuging hell to work for, no thanks.

Fans say but what about player relations? I say yea what about the relations with the younger, promising players who get fuged with zero playing time because of a vet/fan favorite bias? 

Lord knows Rivera and Fox to a lesser extent had some long ass lists of those. 

Are you okay? Why do you have so much anger for players who are the ones actually risking themselves for entertainment and not the billionaires who hold fans over a barrel with things like psls whether the franchise is good or bad? On top of all that the same billionaires expect taxpayers to foot the bill for what amounts to a gigantic billion dollar amusement park.

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3 hours ago, CanadianCat said:

I dont think its as simple as some on here are making it sound. 

Some back up QB's (Anderson for example) have extended their careers because of their willingness to do this.. some choose not to.

Really the choice is up to Teddy. Teddy will have to decide if he thinks he can be QB1 or if he wasn't to reside as a high-end back up option. 

If he thinks he can be QB1 then I expect he will use every advantage he has to be better than Sam including not sharing the 'trade secrets'. Worst case he gets cut, gets paid and try's to get onto another team.

But honestly his best option would be to bring along Sam. Earn a reputation of being a good teammate and try to get a 10 year back up career out of the deal.. 

 

But I wouldn't blame the guy if he was an ass to Sam.. 

it doesn’t matter what teddy does...Sam is our QB

what is Sam going to learn from the guy he is replacing...and who cares?

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49 minutes ago, frankw said:

Are you okay? Why do you have so much anger for players who are the ones actually risking themselves for entertainment and not the billionaires who hold fans over a barrel with things like psls whether the franchise is good or bad? On top of all that the same billionaires expect taxpayers to foot the bill for what amounts to a gigantic billion dollar amusement park.

Seriously?...these players get paid millions 

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1 hour ago, Scott12345 said:

Seriously?...these players get paid millions 

12 billion in revenue in 2020 and you're talking millions like the players run the league. Come on now.

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