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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

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    I'm defending the move. Not the timing.

    If he didn't like the NFL as a head coach, then I can't blame him for leaving. It's a job. The NFL is a business.

    If you walk away from your job tomorrow, someone will be pissed but if it's the right thing for you, your family and your way of life, who are they to judge?

    Quitting 3 weeks before the season even ends is unacceptable, but walking away after one year isn't.
    The difference is I'm willing to bet that nobody here has a 5 year contract with their employer...

    If he just wanted a taste before deciding his future, he should have made that clear when he was interviewed or never signed for 5 years.
    Since when does a contract mean pooh in the NFL?

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    Most professional positions require a minimum 2 week notice before you quit. 4 weeks is what they prefer you to give. Had the Falcons decided to terminate Petrino, I doubt they would have given him notice. He would have found out that day.

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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    Petrino's been down this road before … and likely will again

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=3151061&sportCat=ncf

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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    "x-ray" wrote:

    Most professional positions require a minimum 2 week notice before you quit. 4 weeks is what they prefer you to give. Had the Falcons decided to terminate Petrino, I doubt they would have given him notice. He would have found out that day.
    If the Falcons fired him at any point they could, but they would have to buy out his contract, which IMO is more than enough compensation for not giving him notice.


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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    Petrino is a moron.


    What really makes this bad is that he was with Arkansas right away.
    I doubt he really devoted himself to his players the past few games.

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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    Classless act to preach teamwork/family sticking together and then walk out on the team with 3 games left. He should have waited until the end of the season at least.

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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    My opinion is that people are being a little hard on this guy.

    Initially, everything he's done appears to have been done within his contractual obligations.
    When he left Louisville, he had a buyout clause that allowed him to leave.
    Apparently there is a similar buyout clause in his contract with the Falcons.

    The timing of this move has been widely criticized, but what would be the right timing?
    College programs are trying to find people now so that they can get on with their recruiting.
    Meanwhile, the Falcons are 3-10 and mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
    They can start there new head coach search.
    I think the timing actually works out well for everyone involved.

    The players have been calling the guy out for quiting on them and not showing loyalty.
    This from a team that is full of players (Grady Jackson, DeAngelo Hall, Alge Crumpler) that have spent the season sabotaging and undermining their head coach.
    They got their wish - the coach left.
    So now they're taking the opportunity to really attack the guy.
    To me, that just shows that they never liked the guy and he probably shouldn't be there anyway.

    The way he's handled it, especially not talking directly to the players, has seemed poor.
    But decisions on moving between jobs are tough.
    You're not exactly sure the best way to go about it.
    It's even tougher for a big-time football coach because you're constantly in the public eye.
    It's hard for anyone to look honest and honorable when everything you say gets put in print and there's a hoard of people just waiting for you to mess up.

    Look, nobody - the players, Petrino, Blank, the fans - is going to be happy about exactly how this went down because it was not handled well.
    But Petrino has to do what's best for him and his family.
    Blank and the players are professionals.
    They can handle this.
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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    Owners may be reluctant to raid colleges for 'rookie' head coaches

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=3154796

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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    Saw something like that article on ESPN last night. The message is: DON'T HIRE COLLEGE COACHES FOR NFL TEAMS! Hire assistant coaches that have been in the NFL and know how the system works.
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    Re: Petrino Quits Falcons

    [size=13pt]Petrino defender said coach had issues with Blank[/size]

    Agent also says family 'miserable in Atlanta'

    By RONNIE RAMOS
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    Published on: 12/15/07



    Arthur Blank was too meddlesome with the Falcons and former coach Bobby Petrino's family was "miserable in Atlanta." Those are the latest – and maybe the final – salvos in the continuing fallout from Petrino's sudden departure from Falcons coach to head coach at Arkansas...


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