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  • yurnodiffrent Feb 23, 2011
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  • grasshopperrtp2 Jan 3, 2011
    Sports Legend

    Its time for a change.I wish Fox luck but its time for the Panthers to move forward.Not enough wins to keep Fox.

  • gwnunn Jan 3, 2011

    If you run first and pass second in the NFL you are a loser and Carolina was a big loser. That is why Fox has to go. He needs to go to college ball if he likes to run but it doesn't even work in College anymore. Fox is a good guy and players like him but if I owned them the whole coaching staff, and the heads of every department would go. That should happen in Washington, DC also. Not Redskins.

  • greywolf30 Jan 3, 2011
    Towel Boy

    you are making a mistake panthers fox is a great coach!!!!!!!! not like he been on feild playing the game.get real......

  • kennywalters Jan 3, 2011
    Sports Legend

    I don't necessarily have a problem with the Panthtards deciding to go in a different direction. It is certainly the organization's prerogative to do so. However, to completely use Fox as the scapegoat is a bit much. Richardson needs to look at his scouts, his front office, etc. and ask why their draft picks don't pan out. Why their free agent signings don't pan out. Then, he needs to look in the mirror and realize that he is going to have to pull out his wallet if he wants a contending football team. He is in a division with Atlanta (#1 seed in the NFC playoffs), New Orleans (defending Super Bowl champs), and Tampa Bay (a surprising playoff contender this year that is extremely young). Right now, there is no evident upward mobility for this team unless they can convince the NFL that Charlotte is in the western part of the country so they can get shipped out to the NFC West.

  • greg11 Jan 3, 2011

    i would not have fired Fox. This was not his fault. This is the NFL, you can't start a season without some kind of an established QB. The panthers were doomed from the start. What was Richardson thinking by not going out and getting someone to play QB. He had better do it now or we can certainly expect the same results next season no matter who the coach is.

  • bpayne812-take two Jan 3, 2011
    Sports Legend

    View quoted thread

    that's great

  • algernon821 Jan 3, 2011
    Bench Warmer

    Agreed, he took us to the super bowl and 2 nfc championship games. Fox can make lemonade out of lemons, but not chicken salad out of chicken sh!t !!!

  • cussmeoutmike Dec 31, 2010
    Sports Legend

    Gruden is not going anywhere. Someone in Tampa told me he was still being paid by Tampa Bay under his former contract and that if he coaches anywhere he will lose the money he is being paid by Tampa. He has a good job now,plus what he is earning from his former job at Tampa. Maybe someday he will get back into coaching but not at Carolina. I dont think we have anyone on staff deserving.

  • tarheelfan41 Dec 26, 2010

    Dead man walking. Fox is past tense, gone. Only reason the trigger hasn't already been pulled is the potential lock out. He'll be fired and a replacement will not be hired until later. They do not want to pay a coaches salary while there is a lockout. Hopefully they will not hire Grimm. They need a great offensive mind that can develop Luck.

  • raleightelecom Dec 24, 2010
    Towel Boy

    Why get rid of Fox? Here's why. He's been in Charlotte 9 years.
    In 9 years he's had only three winning records plus, I believe,
    1 year that they finished .500. That's why you get rid of him.
    But that's just a piece of the puzzle. You can't fire the owner.
    Jerry Richardson has to want a championship team or it
    won't matter who the coach is. He has to be committed to doing
    the things necessary to win. And clearly that's not happening.

  • eddiewan5150 Dec 20, 2010

    I agree with you on this. I really hate that Fox won't be back. A LOT of the folks in Charlotte don't like Fox (to conservative, can't develope a QB, etc) but we've seen what he can do when he has TALENT ON THE FIELD. This season is completely on Richardson and Hurney. Unfortunately, the relationship between Fox and management has soured and there's no fixing it.

  • ELDIABLOS Dec 19, 2010
    Towel Boy

    I just don't understand the concept of getting rid of John Fox. He will be swept up by another team before we can blink. He has shown his character all season long by keeping his guys morale boosted and fighting for him; Something even high profile coaches can't do. The real problem of the franchise (if we're passing blame around) is Jeff Davidson, Marty Hurney, and our tight wad owner who gave the panthers the lowest payroll in the NFL to work with this season. As far as everyone who thinks we're getting Cowher or Gruden, it's wishful thinking but it's not going to happen. Richardson is far too frugal and he'll just go for some other second rate coach like Grimm who hasn't proved himself the way Fox has. They may even give Ron Meeks a shot at it which wouldn't be the worst option for replacing Fox if they are anyway. But why not just keep Fox and start investing real money into the organization and giving the fans and the players a respectable chance next season?

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