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December 08, 2010

Fox-guy Sehorn rips Panthers

    Former NFL cornerback Jason Sehorn moved to Charlotte recently, but he doesn't have many kind things to say about the local NFL team.
    He admits he's prejudiced, as an unabashed John Fox supporter, but he leveled stinging criticism of the Panthers anyway.
    "My opinion of that team right now's not very high," Sehorn said during an interview conducted as part of a promotional tour. "When I look at that team and that organization the way they've been run last two years, I don't see a team that's serious about winning. ...
    "Right now, the Panthers don't look like a team that wants to make the commitment to win."
    Sehorn played for Fox with the New York Giants, and considered joining him here with the Panthers.     He said that the main reason he didn't was that he wasn't confident enough in his own abilities to play cornerback, looking for work as a safety instead.    
    But mostly, he voiced the same frustrations that other Fox supporters have over this season, including the lack of free agent additions or the retention of older players that were part of previous success.
    "I know that I'm completely biased," Sehorn said. "But what happened there is tough, because it puts the team in a tough situation. It's hard to go out and compete when you sense there isn't that commitment from ownership.
    "Let's face it, the only reason John is still there now is the owner was too cheap to fire him."
    Sehorn was promoting a responsible drinking initiative on behalf of  Captain Morgan. The liquor company will donate $1 to the First Mate Fund for every fan that uploads a picture of themselves doing the Captain Morgan pose to their Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/CaptainMorganUSA). They hope to raise $1 million to support alcohol awareness and safe-driving initiatives.
    "It's the holiday season, and people are going to drink, and we want them to drink responsibly," Sehorn said.
-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on December 8, 2010 at 10:09 AM | Permalink

Comments

Looks like the Charlotte Observer writers are really hurting if they have to get Sehorn as an interview. That guy was the most over-rated CB in NFL history. Sounds like he has been hitting the Captain Morgan a little too hard too. It is easy to kick an organization when it is down Sehorn. I think Richardson wanted to see if John Fox could actually coach before he resigned him. I guess since the Panthers are 1-11 he has answered that pretty well. Move back to NY while you are at it. We don't like you sharing our oxygen down here in the carolina's.

Posted by: Smiley | Dec 8, 2010 10:25:53 AM

thank you jason for telling it like it is. yes, the only reason fox wasn't fired was because the owner was too cheap to fire him. says it all.

Posted by: Tino | Dec 8, 2010 10:29:04 AM

and we need this dumb-ass sehorn to tell us what we already know. someone ask him how to cover smith in the start of the second overtime .

Posted by: joe cool | Dec 8, 2010 10:51:47 AM

lol @ joecool's last sentence. So true.

In all fairness, you could ask a lot of people how to cover #89 over the years...

Posted by: JC | Dec 8, 2010 10:55:59 AM

Thank you for your input Jason! Welcome to Charlotte, now have a drink and shut the F up.

Posted by: yomama | Dec 8, 2010 11:08:55 AM

Jason has more balls than the entire Charlotte Observer staff. At least he is not afraid to speak the truth.

Posted by: JustSellJerry | Dec 8, 2010 11:10:23 AM

I guess Jason Sehorn likes mediocre at best, since when Fox did have the veterans players. To only have 3 winning seasons in 8 years before going in a youth movement? JR sure did went cheap this year only, but he never had a problem in spending in the past.

Have anybody taken a look at Hurney's track record when it comes to signing FA's? Only Jake D, Keyshawn J, and S Davis have made solid contributions to the team. While the rest were overpaid and unperforming.

I damn sure couldn't trust him signing impact players with overpaying. Just to see unperfoming players.

Posted by: adam carter | Dec 8, 2010 11:11:03 AM

who gives a shit about what jason sehorn says......i heard he has sex with farm animals

Posted by: tank | Dec 8, 2010 11:15:28 AM

Wow I misspelled "unperforming" players.

Posted by: adam carter | Dec 8, 2010 11:18:25 AM

Jason S sure did get his 5 minutes of fame, nothing new. As (adam carter) said he must accept mediocre along with Fox at best.

He can't adjust,game plan, or develop young talent. I just find it funny from commentators stating how great of a coach he is, lmao.

Posted by: mark smith | Dec 8, 2010 11:24:40 AM

So Jason, what free agents would you have brought in??? Since you want to play GM, what would you have done so differently?

And yeah, Sehorn is one of the most overrated CBs ever. Maybe I just missed him in his prime, but most of what I saw him do was get burnt time and again.

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Dec 8, 2010 11:37:29 AM

I remember Brandon Stokely burning Mr. S. repeatedly in the Super Bowl and on one play in particular Mr. S. tried to trip Stokely with his foot. That this guy lasted in football this long is a joke. If John Fox had produced a winner in at least 50% of his seasons here then Mr. S. has an argument. Too often we were just mediocre. I hate the way the season has played out but Mr. Fox could have pursued another job after last season as well.

Posted by: KevinMc | Dec 8, 2010 11:56:46 AM

the panthers are nowhere near as bad as the patriots when it comes to not retaining guys or manuevering cheaply to cut some cost. the truth is.....that's the game. baseball you can complain about an owner being cheap but in football, you have to play the game smarter with the hard cap. that's life.

i don't know about sehorn being overrated.....i mean he got a lot of props for being one of the only successful white corners in the past 2 decades. the guy had everything to do with the giants going to the superbowl against the ravens that year (2000 season?) i don't rememeber specifics but i know he had a couple playoff or late season picks and if i'm not mistaken ran one or 2 back for scores. the guy was legit but like many defensive backs (or football players in general), not a lot of shelf life and had injuries.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 8, 2010 12:04:19 PM

Jason Sehorn? Jason Sehorn??? You mean the guy who fell FLAT ON HIS FACE covering Steve Smith to allow a 69 yard touchdown to end the 5th longest game in NFL history? That Jason Sehorn? Hmmmmmmmmm.

"Where were you when Sehorn slipped?"

Posted by: X Clown | Dec 8, 2010 12:38:33 PM

You may disagree with Sehorn's comments but all you haters need to give him a break. Anyone who is married to Angie Harmon must have something going for him.

Posted by: hk | Dec 8, 2010 12:47:29 PM

The TRUTH WHY JASON DID NOT SIGN WITH PANTHERS! Is because his famous actress wife did not want to come to charlotte, she said charlotte was not big enough for her, so it wasn't Jason's decision to make, it was his wife's. So Jason stick with what your wife wants and shut up. To me, anything coming from someone who does not wear his own pants doesn't matter much.

Posted by: Pantherfan1001 | Dec 8, 2010 12:51:23 PM

Fox did go after other jobs last year...no one wanted him. I still have a hard time thinking that another team is going to hire a head coach coming off a 1-15 year. Yet another thing Darin is wrong about. BTW, Darin said Fox would have a job within a few days after the season. For the record.

Posted by: Darinknowsnothing | Dec 8, 2010 1:01:50 PM

Darinknows,
There is zero chance a team takes Fox as a head coach. Zero. The only people who think Fox willhave a job in the NFL are his mom andthe slow witted reporters at the Observer. He will not even get a position coach job. The man won less than half his games over a 9 year career. Three winning seasons. Yet the idiots on here think he is a god. What a bunch of backwoods dumbasses the Panthers have as fans.

Posted by: FOXSUX | Dec 8, 2010 1:19:26 PM

I think its funny that "JustsellJerry" thinks that Keyshawn Johnson made a solid contribution to the team during his time here. You sipping on the captain with Sehorn buddy???

Posted by: Jon | Dec 8, 2010 1:44:14 PM

I think it is clear that Jason Sehorn is only making these comments (if they are true or not)to bring more attention to his facebook crap.

Everyone knows that he was a terrible player...hence his sudden vanish from the NFL

Posted by: scott | Dec 8, 2010 1:46:44 PM

Jon, he did. He caught 69 passes for over 800 yards. That is a perfect number for a number two receiver.

Posted by: Darinknowsnothing | Dec 8, 2010 1:53:56 PM

Jason Sehorn. Please give a break. And it is real easy to kick the team when they're. I've been hearing from the local sports media here in the DC Area. They don't need to be talking about no one's team with the dysfunctional circus with the Redskins. But back to Sehorn like someone mentioned he wanted his five minutes of fame.

Posted by: Kevin | Dec 8, 2010 2:21:10 PM

If Fox is such a great coach, wouldn't the reason he isn't fired be because he is a great coach and not the "cheap" owner?

Posted by: Keith | Dec 8, 2010 2:28:11 PM

Took me a while, but I am now 100% sure.

AdamCarter16=Mr.Bernz

Welcome back. How is that 13-3 season working out? Who is the idiot who knows nothing about football now?

Posted by: BernzisBack!!! | Dec 8, 2010 3:27:41 PM

Why does/should anyone care about Jason Sehorn's opinion? He is just stating the obvious. I don't need this, I need NFL draft information and other interesting things, like who is getting fired for trading away this year's second round pick (now looks like pick 33-36) for like the 80th pick last year.

Posted by: Jason Sehorn? | Dec 8, 2010 4:43:44 PM

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