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Watching the press conference yesterday, I sense from Blanks anger...


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I think some of his anger is directed towards Petrino and his actions, but I also think deep down, he feels bad for letting the fans and the city down. He trusted Petrino when he should not have, as many of us did, then he had it all come apart. Sure he is mad at Petrinio, but I think he is more mad this team has to start over yet one more time.

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I got the same feeling. Blank's class and dignity always comes through in whatever he does..........but, having said the above, he and McKay have dramatically whiffed on the last 2 coaches. They either have to change the methodology in their selection process or bring some other people in as consultants. (maybe older GMs like Gil Brandt, Ron Wolf or Charlie Casserly).

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I think Blank is a very good owner. Look at all the money he has thrown at free agents and building the great facilities at Flowery Branch.

He really needs to get a stronger GM though because McKay is going to run this franchise even further into the ground if he F's up this next head coach hire. How can Blank trust McKay to evaluate and decide on the next head coach when he failed so miserably with hiring Petrino?

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I think Blank may be a little naive when it comes to trusting what people say. He fell for Jim Mora's Van Down by the River rah rah presentation and he fell for Petrino's no nonsense straight shooter mask. Dent worry because while Blank seems to be a little bit of a dreamer he is also an achiever and **** keep it up until he gets it right. I just hope he gets it right this time.

P.S. College coaches need to stay where they belong.

P.P.S. Petrino will smoke a t urd in **** for his perfidy

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I don't feel sorry for Blank per se because he is the one that decided to hire Petrino and thought that it would be different here.

From everything I've heard these last few days I think Blank and company knew that hiring Petirno was a mistake about 4 games into the season but wanted to save face and didn't want to admit the mistake.

I also recall hearing how Vick had a tremendous work ethic and how he was the first one in the building and the last one out. THEN after everything happened I began hearing how his work ethic really wasn't as good as said and he was actually the last one in and first one out.

However that being said I do believe that a lot of Blank's decisions were made with the "How will this effect Mike" thought process.

Petrino was brought in to coach Vick.

Don't forget that when Mora was interviewing he had something the other candidates didn't. He was going to bring an OC with him that helped develop Jeff Garcia into a Pro Bowler and coached Steve Young. I'm sure "Imagine what he could do with Vick" was said once or twice.

Hopefully Blank will make better football decisions now that he's focused on the team instead of a specific player.

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Maybe this is his wake-up call. Hopefully he'll realize that McKay is not the guy he thought he was and blows him out. Although I would love for us to bring in Singletary, timing dictates that now is not the right time for a rookie HC to be hired. Hiring Bill Cowher as HC /GM will do more to bring this franchise from the doldrums than throwing a rookie HC there with hopes of fixing this mess. It just would not be fair to Singletary.

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Dr John Zoidberg (12/13/2007)
I don't feel sorry for Blank per se because he is the one that decided to hire Petrino and thought that it would be different here.

Um, everything I've heard on ESPN and NFLN says it was McKay that hired Petrino and that Singletary was Blank's first choice. Blank put his faith in McKay's hire. I bet that doesn't happen again.

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falconfanjason (12/13/2007)
Dr John Zoidberg (12/13/2007)
I don't feel sorry for Blank per se because he is the one that decided to hire Petrino and thought that it would be different here.

Um, everything I've heard on ESPN and NFLN says it was McKay that hired Petrino and that Singletary was Blank's first choice. Blank put his faith in McKay's hire. I bet that doesn't happen again.

Regardless of if it was McKay's choice, Blank is ultimately the one responsible. He's the freaking owner...I definitely am not feeling any sympathy for the owner of the franchise because he was "too trusting".

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statz (12/13/2007)
Maybe Blank should stop meddling in football operations he doesn't know about. You don't see Bob Kraft walking the sidelines during the games. You are the owner, just write the checks and shut up.

but you do see jerry jones doing it. McKay had a great draft last year, and if he can do the same thing this year, then i could see us really doing some damage. i hope to see what tony taylor can do at MLB. i wonder if we can get greg blue at SS next year, or will chris crocker make it a SS if we resign him.

greg blue made marion barber look human.

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falconfanjason (12/13/2007)
Dr John Zoidberg (12/13/2007)
I don't feel sorry for Blank per se because he is the one that decided to hire Petrino and thought that it would be different here.

Um, everything I've heard on ESPN and NFLN says it was McKay that hired Petrino and that Singletary was Blank's first choice. Blank put his faith in McKay's hire. I bet that doesn't happen again.

Ultimately Blank is the owner so I hope he has the final say.

I too hope he has learned his lesson.

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