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Hurney shouldn't be fired for two main reasons

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dom capers went Jason Peter, Chuck Wiley, and Mitch Marrow with a 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively in 1998.

I want everyone to think about that.

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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Wrong Ozzie, but the points are valid.

If the team was going to be able to follow a Steeleresque pattern of reloading and pre-emptive drafting, they had to start somewhere. More than one team has started a long, successful run with an awful year.

Hurney learned from a guy that was pretty good at the GM game.

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im 50/50 with the hurn-dog. his good has been really good, but boy has his bad been cowpoo.your 2nd reason is why i would keep for the simple fact that no other gm/coach/ players would not want an owner that jumps ship like jr did.

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dom capers went Jason Peter, Chuck Wiley, and Mitch Marrow with a 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively in 1998.

I want everyone to think about that.

That was with a pre-DUI Leonard Little on the board too.

(I was banging my head against a wall when those picks were read)

I forget, That might have been the same draft they went for J C Price. I'd have to look it up to be sure.

Edit: Price was 96. The guy I was thinking of was probably Viliami Maumau.

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He's been good...but not good enough. If we fire him, we may get worse, or we may get better. Are we willing to take that risk? Or do we want to stay mediocre as always?

Who's been better over the same time period?

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Wrong Ozzie.

how about you get the fug out "Mr." Scot

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Who's been better over the same time period?

No one will do that because it will involve A. effort and B. writing something that can be factually refuted

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And the last time I checked, Brees was coming off surgery and had been released by the Chargers. Why on earth would he even consider coming to Carolina, when there was no guarantee to start? Brees chose New Orleans over Miami, Carolina wasn't even in the running. And yes, he could have taken Flacco (who was largely considered a reach) over Stewart, and said goodbye to our 12-4 season that year. Hell, it's not like Flacco has even proven to be a Franchise guy yet, but hindsight ROCKS!

If Mr. Hurney could trade up and get E Brown, for what reason, no one can fathom, for a franchise QB, or a chance at one, he could have moved up a few positions for Ben, and the Panthers could have done the same with Flacco, let's see a possible franchise QB or J. Stewart. I know what most football people with a QB with a dead arm would have done. Running backs are a dime a dozen.

With Brees, there was no reason not to take a chance, or do research to see if a chance is warranted, but, that's ok, our main rival in the South has him now. They took a RB with a history of foot injuries in Stewart.

I'm afraid Cyberjag, we can agree to disagree.

Someone pointed out that Polian failed in the 3rd round...but, he hasn't failed with making the Colts a perennial contendor, no matter how many injuries they have. That, is a successful GM.

Can Hurney say the same? How many winning seasons in 10? He and Fox were joined at the hip for all of those years except this last one, why does Hurney get a pass?

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The Panthers team doctors believed that Brees was damaged goods. Remember, he'd just blown out his shoulder in the season finale and needed rotator cuff surgery.

The Dolphins even consulted the Panthers doctors on that one.

It's also, coincidentally, the reason the Panthers have to play Brees twice a year instead of once every four.

Finally, if you would have taken Brees with what he'd done at that point in his career over what Jake Delhomme had just done in 2005 you're dumb as hell.

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If Mr. Hurney could trade up and get E Brown, for what reason, no one can fathom, for a franchise QB, or a chance at one, he could have moved up a few rounds for Ben, and the Panthers could have done the same with Flacco, let's see a possible franchise QB or J. Stewart. I know what most football people with a QB with a dead arm would have done.

With Brees, there was no reason not to take a chance or do research, but, that's ok, our main rival in the South has him now.

I'm afraid Cyberjag, we can agree to disagree.

Someone pointed out that Polian failed in the 3rd round...but, he hasn't failed with making the Colts a perennial contendor, no matter how many injuries they have. That, is a successful GM.

Can Hurney say the same? How many winning season in 10? He and Fox were joined at the hip for all of those years except this last one, why does Hurney get a pass?

Right, we trade up from 28th to 11th in the draft following a year where our new quarterback leads us to the super bowl so we can draft a quarterback. Makes sense to you, not to me.

And in the year where our quarterback makes the pro bowl, we go out and convince an injured third year quarterback who's had one good year in his career to sign with us, with the full intent to start him instead of our guy. Who just made the pro bowl. Makes sense to you, not to me.

And yes, reach further than the Ravens did for Flacco, when your QB is coming back off IR and you just saw a rookie go 2-1 for you. Jake went 12-4 that year, BTW. But if they had done that, I'm sure that everyone would have been behind the trade and no one would have called it wasted at all. Makes sense to you, not to me.

Yeah, I'm pretty happy to disagree with you on all this. :)

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