After staying mum all season long, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson spoke this week to Panthers PSL owners through a letter.
A letter can only do so much, but it was a sensible and necessary way to apologize and attempt to keep the faith. A key line in the note: “I am committed to fielding a winning team, and I’m willing to invest the resources necessary to make it happen.”
At Wednesday’s press conference, coach John Fox was asked about his owner’s words and gave a priceless response, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” Fox said. Twice.
That response once again shows the divide between the Fox and the rest of the organization. The two men aren’t communicating and Fox can’t be bothered to cover for his owner. (Fox is infamously vague answering any football questions. Vague would have been nice here.)
Later in the press conference, Fox was asked about his team’s effort in their second half collapse against the Seahawks.
“I don’t think our team’s results have been related to effort at all,” Fox said.
Translation: Our players stink.
A letter from the owner was nice, but Richardson can only do so much while Fox is the face of the organization for another four weeks.