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Marty Hurney interview on WFNZ @ 8:45a

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You do realize we had a down right good draft dont you? Keek,Alexander,and Norman are all going to be good players. The only problem with Hurney is that he is not willing to put any money in FA. We have one of the smallest scouting departments for pro scouts so it no surprise that we get bad talent. He just has a bad plan and its been bad since 09.

How can you say we had good draft this year after 4 games? You gotta give a draft class 3 yrs to know whether it was good or not. Look at Keary Colbert he had a good rookie season and then what happened?

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I like the fact Hurney was truthful in this interview and you can tell his passion for this team. Guys dont see this as bad news because if he feels this way, he knows he has made a mistake. The man will sit down after this year and hopefully come out with a better plan. His only flaw is he went from one extreme to another. We dont have to pay FA tons of money but we dont have to not pick any players out of FA either. I think he realizes this now.

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How can you say we had good draft this year after 4 games? You gotta give a draft class 3 yrs to know whether it was good or not. Look at Keary Colbert he had a good rookie season and then what happened?

The 3 years thing is a bunch of poo. You can tell if a player is going to be good within a year or two. We have 4 starters out of this draft barring injuries.

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I think Hurney is a middle of the road GM. He nails his first round picks, which is not a 100% given (just look around the league). He finds some decent players in later rounds once in a while. If he had solid picks in the 2-3 round I don't think we'd be having this big of a discussion on it.

I like the overall "build through the draft" deal, but agree you have got to plug in a FA once in a while.

Also, anyone who thinks Otah was a bad pick (at the time) is nutso. If the kid didn't have injuries/rehab/work ethic issues, he'd be a pro bowler by now. But no one saw that coming. Those things happen.

That being said, he's probably run his course with this team and change can be good, if we get the right guy.

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@billvoth

#Panthers FS Sherrod Martin says he's not starting Sunday and nothing changed with reps at practice.

Unacceptable

Rivera LIED just to take the heat off his dumb lineup decisions!

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The 3 years thing is a bunch of poo. You can tell if a player is going to be good within a year or two. We have 4 starters out of this draft barring injuries.

We shall see. I am rooting for them to succeed but I cant say it was a good draft after 4 games. They have flashed I especially like Alexander.

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Overall from this interview Hurney sounds frustrated and its a race to who gets fired first. My guess is Hurney will lay it down to Rivera he better shape up or ship out. He basically agreed with everyone in he wished Rivera went for it on 4th and 1 and the fact that Luke is one of the better coverage LB but he is subbed out on passing downs i mean look at his 1st NFL game this preseason how many picks did he have?

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It was the most emotional interview I have ever heard from him.On one hand he stated he was accountable but seemed defensive with each specific question that was ask of him.I would have like to have heard him take accountability on the talent he has or in his case has not assembled to be a team in contention for a playoff spot.He appeared as he did not know where he has gone wrong or what he was going to do to fix it.I get the feeling unless we have a major turnaround this season he will be gone.

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It was probably the most emotional I've ever heard him and I believe he meant every word he said. I appreciate the fire and honesty...I also appreciate not being fed a line of platitudes.

Unfortunately it does not earn him any good will with me. We have replaced virtually every part of this organization since he's been here. He's next up and I hope he doesn't have a whole lot of rope to hang himself with...because if the problem does ultimately boil down to him I don't want to put up with it any longer.

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We shall see. I am rooting for them to succeed but I cant say it was a good draft after 4 games. They have flashed I especially like Alexander.

Look back and notice all those players that needed 3 years did not pan out. Even Hurney has jumped off that band wagon as apparent by cutting McClain after one year. Every player that made it contributed there first year.

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