Thursday, January 5, 2012

If you can't say something nice...

My colleague Tom Sorensen had a great interview with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson Wednesday. In the Q and A segment, Tom asked Richardson for some word associations with certain players on the team. Richardson praised players like Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, Thomas Davis and others in the Q and A, but was uncharacteristically silent when asked about Panther safety Sherrod Martin. The exchange went like this:

Q: Sherrod Martin?

RICHARDSON: What about him?

Q: What do you think about him?

RICHARDSON: I think he plays safety.


In another part of the interview, Richardson said he wished the Panthers would tackle better. No one missed more obvious tackle opportunities than Martin. I think in that part of the interview, Richardson clearly was under the "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" philosophy.

And if I were Martin, I'd be worried.

16 comments:

Towelboy said...

I had the same thoughts when I read that article. Martin has been a notoriously poor tackler this year and I'm sure Jerry was making that statement in not so many words. If the Big Cat isn't happy, he should be concerned. On a lighter note, it appears Shockey and Davis will be returning if Richardson has anything to say about it.

Anonymous said...

i love the big cat, they gotta put the mike in front of him more cause it is a trip.

Anonymous said...

Right. Can't disagree with Jerry, even TMQ on ESPN marked the play where Martin let Colston get behind him on that TD catch with 16 seconds left in the half as the worst of the season. Embarrassing.

Panthers need big time help in the secondary.

ISellSeatsToTheVisitors said...

Big Rat, How about shutting up until you provide a product worth watching.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Sherrod (and company). Have to agree with a previous post:

Panthers need big time help in the secondary.

Anonymous said...

What about Godfrey??? He can't play waterboy without missing plays and he can't tackle worth a crap!

Anonymous said...

Early in the season, the CO reported how much the coaches loved the safeties, then Godfrey got an extension. What happened?

Anonymous said...

Ask him about the WORST team broadcasting duo in the NFL --

Mixon and Robinson and their idiot selves

Dont forget Mixon on Panthers Huddle -- What a PATHETIC voice of the Panthers

Sportsdon said...

Don't forget the worthless Panther's Gameday show.

The cheap cameras used for grainy
VCR quality hightlights, the lack of any substantial analysis good or bad, Mike Minter - Master of the Obvious and his whitebread sidekick who's name is easy to forget.

I DVR the show and just watch the interviews, which rarely are interesting unless it's Steve Smith.

One of the worst team shows I've seen at any level.

carolinaTRUTH said...

I agree with the above poster...Mixon & Robinson are beyond horrible.....these guys should call high school football games....why is Robinson here? The only thing he did in his career was with a hooker...

Bring back Bill R !!!

BRING BACK BILL R !!!!

Anonymous said...

I like Robinson...though Rosinski was top notch. I still enjoy listening to him call games on ESPN radio.

Anonymous said...

I wish we had Bill Rosinski back, too. I do not like Mixon, I never did ever since he took Rosinski's place. Sorry, But I agree with Bill about the championship ring. He was part of the organization and he traveled with the team so why not in good gesture, give him one? If JR was so nice to everyone, why didn't he renew the guy's contract? Because, like when I worked at Hardees, he wasn't exactly the best person to work for. JMHO

dcboy60 said...

I remember three plays that ended up as touchdowns where Martin was the last guy and either took bad angles to the ball or as in the last game somehow seemed to overlook Colston running behind him (unbelievable). The other two plays was where Julio Jones caught a long touchdown pass that was a post over the middle and Martin just totally missed him and he did the same thing early in the game against the Saints on a run for a touchdown. I think Godfrey had a pretty decent year.

Anonymous said...

I sell seats, you are a scumbag cowpile fan. Go graze in texass. The only seat you own is the fat one you sit on.

Anonymous said...

Amen, 8:34 and 8:42... I've been so disgusted with Godfrey's tackling efforts. Two years in a row now, Godfrey has been the poster child on long runs by Matt Forte. Check out the highlight of Forte's 46-yard run (on the day he rushed for 205):

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011100205/2011/REG4/panthers@bears

Not to mention this gem:

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010101005/2010/REG5/bears@panthers

Anonymous said...

Oh, and in addition to my thoughts on Godfrey, I will never forgive JR & Hurney for letting Chris Harris go.