It appears that the disconnect between Fox and Richardson is even bigger than we thought. According to an article on Yahoo! Sports*, Fox had no idea that the Big Cat had written a letter of apology to PSL owners a few days ago for the team's dismal performance this season.
As Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson ended his silence by apologizing for their ugly season, perhaps the best example of the disconnect with his coach came as John Fox was asked Wednesday about that letter sent to permanent seat license holders.
"I have no idea what you’re talking about," Fox said.
While Richardson is in no way obligated to inform Fox of anything that he does, one would think that the owner would at least let the head coach know that he is writing a formal apology to the fans for the team's poor performance and promising that efforts will be made to return the team to its competitive stature that fans are accustomed to.
I don't know about you guys, but this tells me that the chances of Fox coming back next season are firmly planted at 0%. There were severe doubts he would come back anyway, but I'm pretty confident that this seals the deal and we will see a new head coach in 2011.
What do you guys think?
* - Courtesy of Mike Cranston, AP Sports Writer