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So how is the Panthers GM search going?

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1 minute ago, thomas96 said:

I'm 95.6% sure that the team will not have anything to do with looking for a GM until the new owner is in place. We'll surely have Hurney through his contract in May. Just hopefully not longer.

Curious about the math on this one 

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I'm probably in the minority, but I actually think Hurney might be better for the current state of the team than people think.  It isn't that I think he's proven to be a good GM - quite the contrary, actually.  However, we're already a team with a lot of established players.  I have more faith in Hurney making a push for a big time playmaker on offense through free agency, especially with JR out, than I did with Gettleman (who I thought highly of).

I don't think we're lost with Hurney.  Even if we were to stick with him for the next year or two.  It would be years down the road before his bad tendencies would begin to affect us IMO.  But I think he's fine for the short-term.

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The #Texans have hired a search firm and are going through the process of hiring a GM to replace Rick Smith, sources say. External names expected to receive interest: Nick Caserio & Monti Ossenfort (#Patriots), Brian Gaine (#Bills), and Brian Gutekunst (#Packers).

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Honestly Hurney will be here next season and should. Not because he deserves the job, but you can’t hire a damn gm without the new owner signing off on it or you could end up with a one and done GM. Let Hurney keep the job for now and allow the new owner to make his decisions when he/she gets here. Don’t want to turn into the Browns. 

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1 hour ago, Jeremy Igo said:

I tend to think finding a good young gm would increase the worth of the team, as opposed to someone who has already failed once. 

I mean the team is in the playoffs right now. That’s what’s attractive to a new owner. Why hire some guy he might fire as soon as he takes over? Let him kick Hurney out when he gets here. 

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2 hours ago, RoaringRiot said:

The owner search is going to trump the GM search. 

Actually I think a group/new owner is already in place.

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3 minutes ago, FugAllY'all said:

People don't really appreciate just how badly Hurney fuged this team. This old Grantland article goes through it pretty well,

http://grantland.com/features/the-roster-moves-made-panthers-gm-incompetent-best/

The good news is the only guys up for extensions this offseason are ones who actually deserve them like Norwell and Star.

Think they'll enjoy living in New York?

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As to the topic, I think pretty much everybody knows that if Richardson had stayed in place, there was never going to be a new GM search. 

Either Marty Hurney would have remained "interim" for as long as the league let him get away with it or he'd have given a cursory interview to Don Gregory before making Hurney permanent.

I mean really, putting someone who's a candidate for a job in charge of finding other candidates would have to be the most ignorant thing I've ever heard of.

That is, unless you didn't really intend to have other serious candidates.

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1 hour ago, !stUp said:

Actually I think a group/new owner is already in place.

I agree and said it before myself - JR knows exactly who he is going to hand the reigns off to.

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3 hours ago, Jeremy Igo said:

Surely phone calls are being made now that the season is over for most teams.

 

Right?

the answer is on the roster

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