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.