Really insightful. Gettleman approached the management team in a similar fashion as when scouting college talent.
The Carolina Panthers'Strategy: Don't Fire People
“I had this crazy idea that there were smart people already in the building,” Gettleman said that day.
Two years on, Gettleman and the head coach he inherited, Ron Rivera, have led the Panthers to an NFC Championship and a berth in the Super Bowl, where they face the Denver Broncos on Sunday. One reason they got there is a decision Gettleman made upon assuming the role in 2013 to avoid “five or six months” of upheaval by keeping the entire organization intact.
“People think that firing people is always the answer,” Gettleman said this week. “And I’m sorry, I think everyone should have an opportunity to do their job.”