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Panthers expected to hire outside consultant to run GM search


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

If he wasn't otherwise busy, wouldn't surprise me for Dan Rooney to get a call on this. Not sure he'd be the best idea though (way up in age and has been away from day-to-day football for a while).


I'm sure Jerry is already working the phones with other owners he respects. Probably not restricted to Rooney.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

I'm sure Jerry is already working the phones with other owners he respects. Probably not restricted to Rooney.


An owner wouldn't technically be the right guy to take the consultant job but they could definitely recommend someone who'd make a good consultant (guessing that may be what you meant but wasn't sure).

If I recall correctly, Richardson is on good terms with the Mara family as well.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

An owner wouldn't technically be the right guy to take the consultant job but they could definitely recommend someone who'd make a good consultant (guessing that may be what you meant but wasn't sure).

If I recall correctly, Richardson is on good terms with the Mara family as well.


Yes, that's what I meant, and Mara was also the guy I thought about. JR is reportedly close to the Rooney's, Mara, and god help us, Jerry Jones. Hopefully he calls the first two and skips Jerry.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Yes, that's what I meant, and Mara was also the guy I thought about. JR is reportedly close to the Rooney's, Mara, and god help us, Jerry Jones. Hopefully he calls the first two and skips Jerry.


The consultant thing is something that would be nearly anathema to Jones. Definitely wouldn't call him for advice about it.

Given how he usually works, he'd likely nominate himself or one of his kids.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Wow. I don't remember anything ever happening like this within the Panthers organization, It looks like JR is finally admitting that he doesn't know how to build a winning team, and letting guys with better resumes take over that role.

I was really worried that JR might promote some random "yes man" within the organization and continue the same philosophy. It really looks like he's completely stepped back from football operations and is trying to find the best professional to take over in that role. This is bigger news than Hurney getting fired. How you go about finding a replacement is more important than just firing the last guy. Wow, I am really stoked about this.


I think at this point that with his latest health scare and getting up there in age, he is going to try to at least get this thing turned around before its too late. Also, if you noticed during the lockout, Jerry is up there in NFL circles. Only a few owners were at the table and he was leading them. I think he wants his organization to reflect that and he needed help to acheive that change.