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Every year, teams give players and owners their support. They express how much confidence they have in the people they hired, despite the losses.These people that the owners have so much confidence in usually end up fired.Part of this is because confidence isn't questioned unless things are going poorly.Reporters often seek to draw out a "vote of confidence" from an owner or executive on a failing team.Just look at last year's votes of confidence.Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence. He's still in San Fransisco, but only after Peyton Manning decided to go elsewhere.Raheem Morris was given the vote of confidence after a six game losing streak put the Buccaneers at 4-8. He lost the remaining four games and was fired.One of Ryan's players was also given the vote of confidence last year. He was declared the starter for training camp, until Peyton Manning came to town. John Elway then promptly traded Tim Tebow to the Jets (and started a lot of drama in New ...
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