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A different theory on the Hurney Firing

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The timing of this was too strange- sure MH makes for a convenient scapegoat to appease the fan base, but it is still a bit too un Richardson like for it to ring true. We can only imagine the mental strain and anxiety Hurney was feeling as the losses racked up week after week here - a couple of weeks ago I listened to a pod cast of him on one of the morning radio shows in Charlotte - he sounded to me then like he was close to the breaking point - mentioning about how the losses were ( sic ) "ripping his guts out." He did not sound Hurney like and maybe not completely stable.

As we all are aware JR as much as a business man as he is, he can be and is a pretty nice fellow to his employees and loyal to them - case in point most recently Olsens baby boy. We also know that JR and Hurney are friends - probably quite close as the relationship has built over the years.

I have to wonder if JR didn't fire Hurney in anger, but in friendship - he knew Marty was going over the edge of the cliff and after the Dallas loss he reached out a hand to save him the only way he could - by relieving him of his responsibilities.

Just a thought but I think it might be the truth.

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Orrrrr, Marty sucked.

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...or maybe hurney was so stressed out over the losses because he knew his job was on the line.

in the end, it was strictly business.

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I truly believe Hurney lost his job because we are looking to bring in a new coaching staff and Richardson knows, the only way to attract a great Coach is offering him GM responsibilities.

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Hurney probably lost his job because he wasn't doing his in an adequate manner.

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man hurney would have never lost his job if it wasn't for that lost coin toss against the dolphins to determine our draft order

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Marty lost his job because he did not have an answer for why the Panthers were 1-5and how can they get better. JR holds people accountable. Its Martys job to know why and have a plan to fix the problem. He didnt. Jr will find someone who does.

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The timing of this was too strange- sure MH makes for a convenient scapegoat to appease the fan base, but it is still a bit too un Richardson like for it to ring true. We can only imagine the mental strain and anxiety Hurney was feeling as the losses racked up week after week here - a couple of weeks ago I listened to a pod cast of him on one of the morning radio shows in Charlotte - he sounded to me then like he was close to the breaking point - mentioning about how the losses were ( sic ) "ripping his guts out." He did not sound Hurney like and maybe not completely stable.

As we all are aware JR as much as a business man as he is, he can be and is a pretty nice fellow to his employees and loyal to them - case in point most recently Olsens baby boy. We also know that JR and Hurney are friends - probably quite close as the relationship has built over the years.

I have to wonder if JR didn't fire Hurney in anger, but in friendship - he knew Marty was going over the edge of the cliff and after the Dallas loss he reached out a hand to save him the only way he could - by relieving him of his responsibilities.

Just a thought but I think it might be the truth.

Entirely possible. For all we know they may have been talking about this for a while. Heck Marty could have initiated it.

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Panthers suck so he wanted to fire someone. It was easier to fire the GM who had no major job responsibilities during the season than the head coach that has many.

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Marty lost his job because he did not have an answer for why the Panthers were 1-5and how can they get better. JR holds people accountable. Its Martys job to know why and have a plan to fix the problem. He didnt. Jr will find someone who does.

JR fires a GM during the season and all of a sudden he holds people accountable?

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it's a nice thought, but I know, personally, if I had poured my heart in soul into a product for 11 years , and been through both good and bad during that period, I wouldn't want a 'courtesy' fire

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I think this could be very possible. Hurney looks like a sleep-deprived and stressed out man. It's could be likely he was taking the stress of loss too heavily. I have a feeling he looks like this often A4FR-YvCcAAfoee.jpg

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