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November 25, 2007

Carr was primary target early on

On the Fox broadcast, Brian Baldinger said bringing in quarterback David Carr wasn’t coach John Fox’s idea. Hmmm, that’s pretty interesting and it sounds like somebody might be trying to pass the buck. Back at the NFL’s annual meeting in Phoenix in March, ownership, the coaching staff and the front office sure sounded like they were unanimously enthusiastic about pursuing Carr. It was made pretty clear that the opinion of everybody was that Carr was the "plum" quarterback in free agency with Joey Harrington as the only thing close to a legitimate alternative. So if it’s true that Fox didn’t want Carr, who did he want as Jake Delhomme’s backup? Chris Weinke?

-- Pat Yasinskas

Posted by Observer Sports on November 25, 2007 at 07:19 PM | Permalink

Comments

Hey, you f*g hack! The comment was about starting Carr today. That's what was not his decisions. Can't you "fans" see past this guy's BS yet!?!

Posted by: SYRPIS | Nov 25, 2007 7:33:54 PM

Heard the comment Yasinskas is referring to. Announcer said it was not Fox's decision to bring Carr in. It was "management".

I took it as the Baldinger was ill-prepared to do the game - didn't do his research. After reading the blog, maybe not.

Posted by: KMD | Nov 25, 2007 7:42:55 PM

I'd rather have Weinke than Carr

Posted by: WvsMC | Nov 25, 2007 7:42:59 PM

Who Cares!!!!!!!
Lets discuss why the running game/Offensive Line/DE's/Special teams/Half the secondary all STINK!!!!!
Its coaching people, quit worrying about whether its Carr or Old Man Verde, it doesn't matter!, the Panthers are awful.
We all need to wake up and realize what we're watching. Its not 2003, grow up and realize when you miss your window in the NFL it takes a few years to rebuild.

Posted by: Red | Nov 25, 2007 7:49:11 PM

OOPS! My bad... I was going on Pat's report. He's still a hack though! Even the announcers can recognize Fox's value. Just like they said, "if he gets released, there will be a jet from another team waiting for him." To make everyone happy, Fox should go to the Giants and Cowher gets his spot here. You alleged "fans" that like to bash this team don't deserve him anyway (or a team for that matter). I can't even go watch a game without some drun and shirtless hick yelling obscenities the entire time! Richardson might as well sell out! Now that would be doing everyone a favor!

Posted by: SYRPIS | Nov 25, 2007 7:57:55 PM

The bottom line here is that our coaching staff is HORRIBLE.

It's not a quarterback issue. Yes, we have a qb issue but even if Jake was healthy this is STILL A VERY BAD TEAM.

There is talent on this team it is just POORLY COACHED.

JOHN FOX does not belong in today's NFL. Will STEVE SMITH have to piss away his entire career before this team and it's fans finally realize the coaching staff is the problem.

Wake up RICHARDSON! Your team sucks. Your fan experience sucks. Get a coach who can manage your team to a least one win at home.

Pure GARBAGE!!!

Posted by: wofffan | Nov 25, 2007 8:23:07 PM

SYRPIS - you're and idiot. You may be dumber than Fox.

Learn a thing or two about football before you open your ignorant mouth. Nothing but white trash you are. Go home!

Posted by: teboa | Nov 25, 2007 8:27:54 PM

john fox's only problems are he is too conservative--and stubborn. that pooch kick at GB when the 40 fg was feasible told me everything I needed to know. he has not forgotten how to coach but he is way too conservative. he wants to play it close until the other guy makes a mistake first instead of going full throttal from the get-go. he is also too loyal to veterans even when they no longer produce...it was 4 years ago when foster was making that amazing TD run against philly. travelle wharton sucks

Posted by: 309-18-1-2 | Nov 25, 2007 9:06:25 PM

No one is allowed to take their shirt off. You have never even been to a game.

Posted by: pslholder | Nov 25, 2007 10:21:50 PM

Chris Weinke is better than carr.

Posted by: stfu | Nov 25, 2007 10:47:52 PM

The basic problem is "brain drain". When Fox and Hurney started, they put together a great staff - coordinators, coaches, scouts, etc.

But little by little, people have left and been replaced by much less competent people. O'Brian left and we get Crossman. Our top scout left and we get a guy from the Chiefs (not exactly a powerhouse year in and year out). Henning is fired and we get a guy who couldn't even keep his job.

As a result of the "brain drain" we are not getting very good players. Player decisions are flawed and we seem to keep the wrong ones.

Also, Hurney and Fox have changed their philosophy. We use to get median priced players who had a chip on their shoulders and wanted to prove that they belonged in the NFL. Now, Hurney and Fox either do not do anything or go after high priced free agents who feel that they have nothing to prove and really do not care if they play well or not.

Posted by: Steve | Nov 25, 2007 11:07:26 PM

The basic problem is "brain drain". When Fox and Hurney started, they put together a great staff - coordinators, coaches, scouts, etc.

But little by little, people have left and been replaced by much less competent people. O'Brian left and we get Crossman. Our top scout left and we get a guy from the Chiefs (not exactly a powerhouse year in and year out). Henning is fired and we get a guy who couldn't even keep his job.

As a result of the "brain drain" we are not getting very good players. Player decisions are flawed and we seem to keep the wrong ones.

Also, Hurney and Fox have changed their philosophy. We use to get median priced players who had a chip on their shoulders and wanted to prove that they belonged in the NFL. Now, Hurney and Fox either do not do anything or go after high priced free agents who feel that they have nothing to prove and really do not care if they play well or not.

Posted by: Steve | Nov 25, 2007 11:08:11 PM

For a good comparison, look at Andy Reid and what he did today against what's been hyped as the greatest team ever. He almost won against the Patriots with an all out passing attack led by Feeley. One bad throw at the end that was picked off in the endzone was the difference.

If Andy Reid can take a QB with that bad of a track record, develop a game plan and execute it almost perfectly and couple that with a defensive coordinator that chose to attack Tom Brady, then why can't John Fox do it with David Carr or Testaverde and what's on paper probably a better receiving corps than the Eagles and compete against a Saints team that's nowhere near as good as the Patriots top to bottom?

Posted by: Look at Pork Chop | Nov 26, 2007 12:20:22 AM

Oh boy, I wonder how much a New York education costs these days--because I wouldn't pay a dime if it taught my kids to use the sentence, "That's what was not his decisions."

But maybe the educational system isn’t solely to blame for his poor grammar. I’ve heard that Syphilis can have an adverse effect on the brain--maybe that’s why he misspells the disease SYRPIS; it’s already impairing his mental abilities.

Posted by: hillbilly | Nov 26, 2007 1:57:03 AM

Good point about the brain drain and change in philosophy. Just for the record, I would take Chris Weinke over Dave Carr any day.

Posted by: Chuck | Nov 26, 2007 2:33:49 AM

SYRPIS, calm your redneck ass down, what will your 9 year old daughter think when you read this blog to her?

Posted by: Will | Nov 26, 2007 11:33:08 AM

My question: I have often complained about the coaching - mainly the play calling. But I have to wonder - is this a chicken or the egg thing? I mean, is the playcalling so one-dimensional and conservative because the coaches have no brains (they stink)?? Or, is the playcalling so one-dimensional and conservative because the coaches know that we simply do not have NEAR the talent to execute ANYTHING?? Is it a tragic combination of both of these things?
PS... I still think we need to pass the word around to the stadium fans - through all outlets - that if on Sunday we are losing with 3:20 left in the third quarter, then everyone (however many that might be!!) gets up and storms out of the stadium. OR.. if they put Carr in, we immediately exit. And for added measure everyone can wave at the Richardson booth on the way out.

Posted by: Brinze | Nov 27, 2007 2:59:39 PM

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