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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Jerry Jones 2.0

That might actually be the rosy scenario. I think a lot of Carolina Panthers fans are beginning to fear that their new owner is going to be more Dan Snyder than Robert Kraft in light of the way he ended the Riverboat Ron era in Carolina:
The Panthers fired Ron Rivera on a Tuesday. Five days before their Week 14 game and four games before the end of the season.

The timing made little sense.

Rivera went 76-63-1 as the team’s head coach with four playoff appearances. The Panthers won the NFC title in 2015 after going 15-1 in the regular season but lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

Tepper said it was an “emotional conversation” with Rivera as he handed him the pink slip.

“Look, a very hard move,” Tepper said. “Ron Rivera, besides being a good coach, is one of the finest men I have ever met in my life. I have to say that upfront. Look, I came here two years ago. I wanted to show patience on the football side to see how it was going. On the business side, we made vast and sweeping changes and I didn’t want to make those vast and sweeping changes on the football side. I wanted to take time and patience to see what could go and how it could go. I just thought it was time given the way things have gone the last two seasons to put my stamp on this organization on the football side as we’ve done on the business side of the organization. I think as much respect as I have for Ron, I think a change was appropriate to build things the way I want things to be built.”
So, a Wall Street Judeochristian who never played football wants to put his stamp on the football side of the organization. At least Jerry Jones actually played the game at a high level.

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Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 03, 2019 7:11 PM  

I just thought it was time given the way things have gone the last two seasons to put my stamp on this organization on the football side as we’ve done on the business side of the organization.
Marking his territory. It's something almost all new ego-driven managers and owners do. I've seen it cost large companies hundreds of millions of dollars in direct expenses and lost sales.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 03, 2019 7:50 PM  

He could just as well make his mark at the end of the season. What's the point in the mid season firing?

Blogger basementhomebrewer December 03, 2019 7:52 PM  

Marking his territory. It's something almost all new ego-driven managers and owners do. I've seen it cost large companies hundreds of millions of dollars in direct expenses and lost sales.

Same here. Some of the best managers/executives were simply smart enough to realize they had a winner dropped in their lap and all they had to do was not mess with it beyond figuring out how to maintain it.

Blogger SouthRon December 03, 2019 8:01 PM  

#*^%! From rural NC. We’re screwed.

Blogger Lazarus December 03, 2019 8:10 PM  

I blame Cam Newton's do.

It was too much like Buckwheat's Buckwheat

Versus Cam

Blogger Fred December 03, 2019 8:46 PM  

Nah Rivera was a terrible coach. Too soft on that loser Cam Newton. Next to go should be that uber loser Norv Turner, followed by Cam Newton. Panthers fans have seen years of losses when the team had enough talent to place. They just flat out suck now and changes need to be made.

Blogger Edgar Abbey December 03, 2019 8:53 PM  

Here's a tweet to give you a chuckle.

https://twitter.com/Brett_Jensen/status/1201308147765456896?s=20

Blogger Damelon Brinn December 03, 2019 8:54 PM  

It's pretty embarrassing when you lose to the Redskins this season and you weren't trying to.

Since you mentioned Dan Snyder: apparently he overruled his football people on draft night and used the #15 pick on a black QB with a big arm and concerns about his attitude and work ethic. It's going about as well as you'd expect.

Blogger Lazarus December 03, 2019 9:11 PM  

What is it about Norv Turner? He takes good teams and makes them lose but keeps getting hired.

Blogger Crave December 03, 2019 10:01 PM  

He's burning it all down so he can heal it. God, help us.

Blogger CanticBear December 03, 2019 10:03 PM  

All the world’s a stage...

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei December 03, 2019 10:31 PM  

Wanting to win is vastly overrated if you haven't a clue how to win.

Pro sports somehow manage to keep a lot of epic disasters going for years. The Knicks and Wizards are two good examples, as is every franchise Stan Kroenke touches.

Blogger Dave December 03, 2019 11:10 PM  

I always liked Rivera since back when he was the linebacker coach for five years when Andy Reid took over as head coach of the Eagles. Wouldn't surprise me if he's offered another head coaching job sooner rather than later. Of course, two of those opening very well could be under Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder.

Blogger Nostromo December 03, 2019 11:17 PM  

You guys are reading too much into it. The only reason a coach gets canned like this, so unexpectedly, was some very bad publicity was in the makings.

Blogger JAG December 03, 2019 11:42 PM  

Jerry Jones is supposed to be an example of what not to do. Yet more and more owners are turning to that style of jocks to socks micromanagement.

Also, get ready for a few years from now when Spaulding Jones, the grandson who is the QB at Arkansas, will be the first guy in NFL history to be a first round pick, starting QB, Offensive Coordinator, Head Coach, President, General Manager, and Owner when his career is done. It won't matter what he does at Arkansas.

Nepotism. It's fantastic.

Blogger Retrenched December 04, 2019 2:37 AM  

Jerry Jones ran Jimmy Johnson out of town when the Cowboys were on top of the world, just because he couldn't stand that Jimmy was (in his mind) getting too much credit for the building of that dynasty.

Ever since then, everything that Jerry has done has been an attempt to prove that he is a football wizard, that he can build a championship team on his own.

Twenty-five years later, he still has not done so, and he probably never will.

Blogger jeffinjapan December 04, 2019 5:11 AM  

At least Jerry Jones actually played the game at a high level.

And JJ has consistently brought in top shelf talent as well, with the exception of coaching.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia December 04, 2019 10:19 AM  

Ron Rivera and Norv Turner are "old school" seat of the pants coaches, while the innovative teams in the NFL are relying more and more on analytics not only when it comes to preparing for games and managing in-game decisions, but more importantly, picking talent at the marginal level -- i.e., picking guys that others don't believe are first stringers and putting them there, or guys who others think are second stringers who are just marginally worse than the fist stringers.

The latter has been the key to Belichick's success.

Still, great athletes at their prime can take you far, even if the overall team approach is moribund. The Panthers went to the SuperBowl largely because Cam Newton had his greatest season.

In a roundabout way, I have some inside info on the NFL. The scuttlebutt is that the Panthers are among the easiest teams to prepare for.

Blogger Hescominsoon December 04, 2019 11:46 AM  

Despite JJ bringing in the talent he's not a good GM nor is he a head coach...but he's too much of a megalomaniac to allow anyone but him to get the glory...and like all egotists he simply refuses to accept the failures that come with his interference as being his issues but it's the others who are failing..

Blogger JAG December 04, 2019 3:12 PM  

There is no doubt in my mind that the Cowboys would have won 4 straight Super Bowls had Jerry's ego not destroyed that chance. Heck, it could possibly have been 5 in a row.

The chance at something historic like that wasn't enough for Jerry to keep himself in check.

Blogger JohnofAustria December 05, 2019 3:14 PM  

Disagree. Rivera had one good run bolstered by an exceptional defense (that wasn't repeated). He never maintained any kind of success dispite having *years* to do so.

Time will tell, but Ron wasn't moving things forward.

Blogger JohnofAustria December 05, 2019 3:16 PM  

Yup, not surprising. A chosenite elevating a 13%er.

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