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Hurney shouldn't be fired for two main reasons


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#1 Fiz

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:13 PM

1. Overall, the good with Hurney outweighs the bad. Everyone is transfixed by the horrors of Everette Brown and Jake Delhomme, but I doubt we'll ever know the full story behind that. For all we know, there might be a reason Fox was kept out of drafting after the 2009 season. Hurney is also fantastic with contracts, something that can't be overlooked.

2. Most importantly, it sends a terrible message to any potential replacement. Here's a guy that just did what the owner instructed him to do, and on top of that has been paraded out in front of the media every week to be pilloried. The guy has no more swords to fall on, yet has become the defacto face of the franchise in lieu of the owner.

To fire him after all he's done (sacrificing his public and professional reputation for Jerry's vendetta) would basically tell every other potential GM that the owner will flush you down the drain the second it's convenient.

We're already going to have enough trouble finding a coach after the way Richardson has handcuffed Fox. Let's not make it a GM as well.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:17 PM

He shouldn't be fired because he's good at his job.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:18 PM

I still see the contract extension for Delhomme as a necessity. We had to free up cap space, I don't recall to many viable FA QBs , and I don't remember the roster being loaded with talent at the QB position.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:19 PM

The only thing with the contract was the size of it, but then again, I've had some conversations with people on here and elsewhere, and I really don't get the feeling we'll ever know the full story.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:21 PM

I figure the number was a compromise.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:23 PM

Quite frankly, I would not mind if both Fox and Hurney were gone.

We have given up far too much in the past several drafts to make any good reason for him to stay.

Trading up for an elite QB is one thing. Trading up for E. Brown and A. Edwards, something else again.

The crap that went on for DTs, none of which who are on the team right now, another example.

He's Jerry Richardson's Boy...just like Wade was Jerry Jones' boy...sometimes, that type of relationship ends too and should.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

Quite frankly, I would not mind if both Fox and Hurney were gone.

We have given up far too much in the past several drafts to make any good reason for him to stay.

Trading up for an elite QB is one thing. Trading up for E. Brown and A. Edwards, something else again.

The crap that went on for DTs, none of which who are on the team right now, another example.

He's Jerry Richardson's Boy...just like Wade was Jerry Jones' boy...sometimes, that type of relationship ends too and should.


neither of these address my two central points.

Hurney and Fox had far more control over the team than Wade ever had in Dallas.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:31 PM

The only thing with the contract was the size of it, but then again, I've had some conversations with people on here and elsewhere, and I really don't get the feeling we'll ever know the full story.


Don't forget, it gained us cap space in a year where Peppers' figure was killing us.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:31 PM

I believe Hurney basically does what he is told in drafting by Fox and how much someone gets paid by Richardson.

Media has touted that Fox and Hurney are "on the same page for llifffeezzz" but I think he would be on the same page with any coach.

Also like Fiz said, he basically runs into brick walls and flamethrowers with the media every week.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:35 PM

I concur wholeheartedly with your main points. Sure, there have been the occasional head scratchers like Everette Brown, Armanti Edwards and a couple of the DT moves. But I also think there have been relatively good moves the coaching staff has simply failed to develop (Eric Shelton, Keary Colbert and a couple others I'm sure I've missed).

And you're right, Jerry Richardson is going to have some difficulties finding a new HC, not to mention the very likely possibility of having a few free agents decide elsewhere might be a better option given the 2010 fire sale bargain basement edition of the Carolina Panthers.