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Old 12-11-2007, 11:07 PM   #31
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

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Thanks... This is kinda nuts. One of the shortest tenures in league history...
Not as short as...this tenure
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:08 PM   #32
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He also told his coaches in a 10 second meeting. That's SECONDS, as in a division of a minute. He basically said I am resigning to take the job at Arkansas and walked out of the room. WTF is that?

It's not the realizing that the job wasn't for him. It is the way he went about it. At least the Ole' Ballcoach gave it more than one season.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:10 PM   #33
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A tip of the hat to you SS. Nice pull. That 2000 template from ESPN.com is a riot. Total throwback.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:17 PM   #34
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So what was it about the Jets that was so bad? Was it really the ownership deal?

Did New England offer him significantly more money?
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:19 PM   #35
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

Of course he has the right to quit and if he goes on to be successful at Arkansas I'm sure he'll be happy that he did.

Just don't expect us to be impressed with a man who takes on a five year challenge and quits when things aren't going well. I've had people quit without notice at my companies before when the stress was piling up, leaving us in the lurch, and I didn't feel warm and fuzzy about them either.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:36 PM   #36
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

Not so much as a Dear John letter to the guys who he asked to follow him week in and week out? Wow, and I thought the H.S. trend of breaking up with people via text and instant messages was cold and immature. Classless doesn't even begin to describe how lame and cowardly that is.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:14 AM   #37
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

yes he is part puss-e. plain and simple. Some of you ask why is it so bad?? what a stupid question. if you need to ask, make sure I never have any business dealings with you. If things dont go so well at work do you walk out and quit? If your wife is not as good as you thought after 13 weeks, do you get a divorce? I mean cmon, its all about commitment and integrity and honoring your word. Quit after the season, no problem. And if why he left now is for recruiting purposes, how is that going to help him recruit? who wants to play for a quitter?
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:13 AM   #38
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

I will say this--watching even the five minutes or so of that saints game last night showed just how bad a team looks when everyone has quit. Hell, Petrino was already in the Little Rock of his mind last night, from what I saw.

As bad as things have been over here, and they have been as bad as I've ever experienced, that Atl. situation is maybe more depressing!!! Just no hope there at all right now. My guess is people can't even get angry enough about that team to watch or care or even write on message boards. Petrino didn't see any reason to stick around one more minute, I guess. Back to college to lick his wounds...
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:25 AM   #39
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

Jeff Schultz: Petrino was never up to the job | Sports Columnists | ajc.com
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:30 AM   #40
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

We don't know all the details but I would imagine his ass would have been shit-canned by the end of the year. Can't blame the guy for jumping to safety from a sinking ship. I will say this though, he's a punk if he quit just because there was an opening elsewhere. It's 16 games for god sake and you have 3 to go...I wonder how he'll be able to tell the kids not to quit.

Honestly though, NFL teams really piss me off when they hire from the college ranks. When will they ever fucking lean? Don't hire an amateur to do a professionals job! Especially when there are plenty of qualified and capable coaches in the rank and file. I hope we never ever see the Skins hire from the college ranks again.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:41 AM   #41
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This sounds alot like norv when he was here.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:20 AM   #42
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It's a pathetic move on Petrinos part.

He isn't some desk jockey at H&R Block that can be replaced by any CPA.
He isn't an assistant coach getting a shot at being a head coach.

This man was in charge of rebuilding the franchise. He brought in his coaching staff, His players and his system. He signed a LONG TERM Contract for a little under 5 Million per year.

Granted MV set the franchise back 4 years, but you don't quit because you lose a player. What if Greg WIlliams quit because sean taylor isn't coming back?

It's a chicken shit move.
There are some players on the team already fighting for a roster spot next year. His players are essentially wasting their time the next 3 games because there will be a new system next year.

It would be a bullshit move if he was fired and it's a bullshit move to quit before the season ends.

I guess in the end he couldn't deal with the men on his team so he is going back to coaching teenage boys on scholarship...
Agreed. Pretty much sums up my feelings on this. What a douche.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:23 AM   #43
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

You know what this says? Maybe DeAngelo Hall isn't as crazy as we thought he was. He was saying the whole time that basically Petrino was not a NFL coach. Turns out he was right all along...
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:04 AM   #44
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Re: Falcons Coach Petrino Quits: Intends to Sign with Arkansas

Perhaps Petrino was caught up in the glitz and glamour of the NFL when he took the job this past offseason. He was hired in January, Schaub was traded in March, Vick's operation was raided in April, and the team just lost it's 2 quarterbacks, and probably one of the reasons Petrino came to Atlanta in the first place.

1-6 going into the bye week and the players pretty much shut down for the year. The team's been in the headlines all year courtesy of Vick and an owner who openly criticizes the team and his coaching, and it became too much for Petrino.

While I don't blame him for leaving and taking another job (Nick Saban really set a tone for this kind of thing), I really wouldn't expect to see Petrino back in the NFL any time soon, if ever again.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:25 AM   #45
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I hope the NFL learns it's lesson from this. It seems like most of these guys just don't have the emotional wherewithal to be good coaches in the NFL. You have to stick it out through the lean years to get to some winning ones. Look at Cleveland?

The notion that Petrino was hanging his hat on Mike Vick is absurd. The Falcons signed him to a multi-million dollar contract and accepted the terms of the deal with the understanding that this won't be an easy task; not this year, not next year, and maybe not year three.

It just seems like no one wants to take their lumps anymore. Everyone is in a win now mode, and to an extent I can understand that. Truthfully, there really is a fine line between 11-5 and 6-10 in the NFL. Most teams are probably 7 or 10 points away from having really good records.

This mentallity just sucks.
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