Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:54 PM
Realistically, the "bad guy" position among NFL GMs is a rotational one.
GM for Team X gives his star player a contract for a jillion dollars. GM for team Y, who has a player at the same position either in negotiations or about to be, says "son of a...now the price is up for my guy" and sets out to negotiate with the knowledge that his player's agent will now look at what the player for Team X got as a starting point.
Eventually, GM for team Y gives his player an even bigger contract. At that point, the GM for team Z, who has a player at the same position either in negotiations or about to be, says "son of a..." and sets out to blah blah blah, the cycle continues.
The vast majority of Hurney's stuff was done last year. If you're looking for a villain of the moment, I might think Mickey Loomis is a better candidate because teams with quarterbacks soon to be in need of extension or renegotiation are now...well, you get it.