btrain5489 Posted January 16, 2008 Share Posted January 16, 2008 red2play (1/15/2008)ukfalc (1/15/2008)It's Blank's money. Are you honestly suggesting that he should allow his GM total freedom to give $100m+ contracts to players without having to get any approval from the owner? I doubt than any owner in the NFL gives his GM carte blanche to spend his money that way.Having the power of veto doesn't mean that Arthur Blank is intefering in every decison, deciding who we should draft and sign, or vetoing proposed personnel decisons in favour of players that he just happens to want. A good owner supports and endorses his GM's player evaluations and personnel decisions, reteining a power of veto which should only be used in exceptional circumstances.People accuse Blank of interfering, but there is absolutely no evidence at all of Blank vetoing proposed FA signings; deciding who we should sign, draft or trade for; deciding which playes should be cut/traded; or having any input concerning schemes and which players should start etc. I doubt that people like Dan Reeves and Rich McKay would have wanted to work for him if that were the case.Do you remember what Reeves said about Blank wanting Peerless Price? "Blank wanted him and signed him". Who picked Mora Jr? Blank because of a couple of trick plays he drew up for Vick.Get off the damned field and stop telling people how to run a prayer for goodness sake.Edit: Adding a direct quote from Reeves, "No matter how hard you tried to tell him that wasn't a deal and you didn't need to pay that kind of money, he was determined that that was what he was going to do. So that's as much the owner as it is anybody. Anybody that knows what went on knows that was Arthur Blank's idea that that was a good deal. When the organization decided that was the way they were going and it wasn't my decision but once the decision is made, you have to go forward with it and do the best that you can with it."I also remember Reeves saying AB wanted to sit in on player meetings (which is fine) and wanted to voice his opinion (which is totally unacceptable). AB behaves too much like a fan to be a good owner. It really is like he thinks its all one big game of Madden. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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