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I Think We Can All Agree That Dave Gettleman Was Fired For Standing Up To JR

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JR called one of Dave's scouts the n-word

DG finds out and confronts JR. DG is fired.

JR brings back one of his good ol' boys in Marty Hurney who is fine with working for a racist owner.

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Nah, he got canned because he wasn't on board with JR's vision of running the team like a mom and pop business instead of one concerned with winning.  That's why he brought "temp" Hurney back to hand out long term contracts like candy so he can continue to invite "family" like TD and Olsen over for dinner!

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We can't assume anything.  It's was a bad firing but I don't think the two are necessary correlated.

 

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Wait a week ago y’all were saying he was fired for not wanting to extend Davis and Olsen.

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You don't fire your GM the day before training camp opens unless it was not work related.

The team has covered up the firing as best they could until now. It was definitely personal in the way Gettleman was fired and no one ever found out why.

 

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That's a bit of a reach, but there is a very real possibility that this situation could have been a factor in the departure of guys like Gettleman and Morrison.

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Let's please slow down with the hero worship.  He may very well have been fired for standing up to JR, but it could just have very well been due to not making the personnel deicisions that JR wanted more than anything else.  We don't know who knew about the racial slur outside of JR and the scout.  We also don't know what the specific racial slur was (not that it would make it any less bad, bc it's horrible regardless).

JR clearly has been living a double life, with the majority of it being as a racist, sexist, bigoted good ol' boy.  We know that to be true.  We also know it's time for a new owner.  But, a lot of OP is speculation and in this time and place, I think the dilineation between facts and everything else needs to be crystal clear before we grab something and run with it.

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6 minutes ago, Proudiddy said:

but it could just have very well been due to not making the personnel deicisions that JR wanted more than anything else.

it's the timing of the firing that lends to it being more of a non-work performance based decision.

there was no speculation about the firing before it happened and no one has said a word about it after the firing.

 

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I think the Gettleman firing is rooted mainly in more of the same egomaniac fueled meddling JR has been known for over the years that has resulted in him alienating even his own family. He's simply not a good human being, regardless of how many southerners here have placed him in high regard over the years because of wealth and power.

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6 minutes ago, top dawg said:

Creative musings are not necessarily close to reality. 

Maybe not, but the story that's out today makes it sound like this wasn't exactly a secret within the building.

You'd have to expect that guys like Gettleman, Morrison, Beane and maybe even McDermott were aware of what was going on, and all will probably be questioned by the league.

Who knows what they'll say?

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