Pretty shitty assumption off of a story with little relevance
Here's the relevance that seems to escape you...
Rozinski told a story today that illustrated how JR went to bat for a favored player. We all know Jerry likes to develop personal relationships with players and employees. It is one of the things that makes him special as an owner, but can prove to be a fault as well.
DWill, Stew, Beason , Kalil etc are all standup guys on the field and off. They are all loyal and do not cause problems in the locker room. It is not a big stretch that JR would want to keep these guys around and that he would pass along that desire to Hurney. This in turn puts pressure on Hurney to get deals done whether he thinks it is the right thing to do or not.
Here's a question for you: do you really believe that Jerry stays out of questions as to who stays and who goes as a Panther? Do you think Jerry has significant input on personnel, or do you think he is truly hands off? Isn't this the same Jerry that had to tell Hurney to go ahead and do the trade that brought Olsen here?
So my point is, Hurney probably takes a lot of the heat for doing the bidding of the owner. Not too hard to understand now, is it?