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Mr. Laz
12-31-2010, 05:06 PM
Friday, December 31, 2010

Panthers HC John Fox Officially Won't Be Back in 2011 (http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2010/12/panthers-hc-john-fox-officially-wont-be.html)


The Carolina Panthers confirmed what many have speculated in recent weeks: head coach John Fox will be coaching his final game for the franchise on Sunday.

"I told John today that I appreciate everything he has done for us over the last nine years, but as happens in this business, it is time for both sides to move in different directions," Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson said in a statement released by the team.

"While we haven't accomplished all of the goals we set as an organization when we signed him in 2002, we have certainly had our share of high moments - the Super Bowl, two NFC Championship games and a division title in 2008. We wish John and his family the best going forward."

In nine seasons with the Panthers, Fox's teams have compiled a 73-70 regular season record, won three NFC South titles, and went 5-3 in the post-season, including a narrow, three-point loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

"I appreciate the opportunity Mr. Richardson gave me to be a head coach in the National Football League nine years ago and to be a part of this organization," Fox said.

"I have formed many close relationships and I have many great memories. I particularly want to thank the players for their efforts throughout the years. Working with so many great people has been a rewarding experience."

kstater
12-31-2010, 05:08 PM
Insert Cowher to Carolina comment here.

Rams Fan
12-31-2010, 05:09 PM
Repost....

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=239061&page=4

Anyways, Fox will be a HC again somewhere else.

Extra Point
12-31-2010, 05:23 PM
The next step of the deal is done....

Molitoth
12-31-2010, 05:24 PM
Fox did a pretty damn good job during that gig...

1 Super bowl and 2 NFC championship games is a great accomplishment in 9 years.

LaChapelle
12-31-2010, 05:58 PM
Do you give the #1 overall to a first timer

Pioli Zombie
12-31-2010, 07:14 PM
This is truly stunning considering all those championships and .500 record in just 9 years. It just rolls off the tongue. Lombardi. Shula. Noll. Landry. Walsh. Gibbs. Parcells. Belichick. Fox.

Rams Fan
12-31-2010, 07:18 PM
This is truly stunning considering all those championships and .500 record in just 9 years. It just rolls off the tongue. Lombardi. Shula. Noll. Landry. Walsh. Gibbs. Parcells. Belichick. Fox.

What about Andy Reid? He was better than Fox was in 9 years, played in more than one NFC Championship Game and won one NFC Championship(like Fox)?

keg in kc
12-31-2010, 07:21 PM
In other news the sky is blue.

(I was in Winston-Salem for a couple of days last week, there seemed to be about zero people there who wanted him to stay).

Pioli Zombie
12-31-2010, 07:23 PM
What about Andy Reid? He was better than Fox was in 9 years, played in more than one NFC Championship Game and won one NFC Championship(like Fox)?
I was being sarcastic. I never understood the fawning over Jeff Fisher and John Fox. They both went to the Super Bowl early in their careers and have been living off it ever since in markets that obviously aren't very demanding.

Al Bundy
12-31-2010, 07:29 PM
Once Gruden left, the gimme games for Fox were done in the south.

cardken
12-31-2010, 07:35 PM
I was being sarcastic. I never understood the fawning over Jeff Fisher and John Fox. They both went to the Super Bowl early in their careers and have been living off it ever since in markets that obviously aren't very demanding.

Absolutely, both of these markets were content just having Professional football through the first 7 or years or so and had a Super Bowl appearance early now they want results and it just hasn't been done. That being said Fisher is a fantastic prep coach, can any team up to play a game (until the unrest as of late), not sure about Fox never really watched the Panthers play unless forced to.

Pioli Zombie
12-31-2010, 07:44 PM
Let's see how long Fisher would last in KC if he went 11 years and only produced 3 good teams. 2002,2003,and 2008.

Deberg_1990
12-31-2010, 07:54 PM
Let's see how long Fisher would last in KC if he went 11 years and only produced 3 good teams. 2002,2003,and 2008.

Fisher went 16 years didn't he?
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Smed1065
12-31-2010, 07:58 PM
Yeah come here.......

Why do we care?

Smed1065
12-31-2010, 07:58 PM
Let's see how long Fisher would last in KC if he went 11 years and only produced 3 good teams. 2002,2003,and 2008.

In NE?

WebGem
12-31-2010, 08:01 PM
Let's see how long Fisher would last in KC if he went 11 years and only produced 3 good teams. 2002,2003,and 2008.

I'm confused from this post.

Smed1065
12-31-2010, 08:07 PM
I'm confused from this post.

Yeah a ball washer...

Easy 6
12-31-2010, 09:31 PM
The one thing i can say for Fox, is that his teams ALWAYS had great run blocking lines & given some real talent, he can manage a solid defense. Every time i watch Carolina, i'm impressed with the run blocking, that team gets a hat on a hat almost every time, each guy is squared up & driving.

Bowser
12-31-2010, 09:44 PM
The one thing i can say for Fox, is that his teams ALWAYS had great run blocking lines & given some real talent, he can manage a solid defense. Every time i watch Carolina, i'm impressed with the run blocking, that team gets a hat on a hat almost every time, each guy is squared up & driving.

Holy shit, a scott free sighting! How you doing, man? Agree with the post, btw...

HemiEd
12-31-2010, 09:55 PM
In other news the sky is blue.

(I was in Winston-Salem for a couple of days last week, there seemed to be about zero people there who wanted him to stay).

Things sure change. I wanted the Chiefs to figure out some way to get the guy a couple years ago.

Pioli Zombie
12-31-2010, 10:00 PM
I'm confused from this post.
Not sure what's confusing. I'm saying Fisher hasn't been all that great. He's only produced 3 good teams since the 4uper Bowl year of 1999. And that this would not be tolerated in KC. Or Boston certainly. But apparently in Tenn they tolerate mediocrity.

Pioli Zombie
12-31-2010, 10:03 PM
In NE?
What does New England have to do with it? In New England Fisher would have been run out of town by 2005.

Easy 6
12-31-2010, 10:07 PM
Holy shit, a scott free sighting! How you doing, man? Agree with the post, btw...

heh, whats up Bowser? King of the Perfectly Timed & Themed Mid Stupid Thread Pic that Breaks It All Down.

But yeah, i've almost always liked the D that Fox puts together & he's always seemed to find solid RB's & have solid, physical O lines. I still think he'll be a very good HC somewhere, he just needs a more imaginative OC with some real say so. He sticks with shitty QB's too long & hasnt had any real game breakers besides Steve Smith at WR since he got there.

LaChapelle
12-31-2010, 10:08 PM
Once Gruden left, the gimme games for Fox were done in the south.

THe Gruden ballwashers haven't attack yet
must be too busy playing dress up with their Chucky Dolls