Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Why Was Hurney Fired?

20 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Everyone knows that it was time for Hurney to be gone. But, we have to agree it happened at an odd timing. Why not wait until the end of the season? We can't hire anyone of importance until then. Reports say we already are interested in someone that we can't talk to now. (Saw this here, no link sorry) It wasn't to push the fans in a 'we care' direction. Could there be something else there? Something not football related?

I am speculating, but I don't think it all makes sense. Richardson would've had a plan in place other than letting Rivera take over the GM position. Richardson was too close with Hurney. Yes, you can speculate that he is letting him hang himself, but I think there is more there.

Am I over analyzing, or is it a little off to you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I don't see why this is so surprising. Look at our record for like a 5th season in a row up to this point

He was working without a contract. They call it fired, I call it relieved of your duties

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

If the decision has already been made to move on and he doesn't have a contract, then why continue to keep him on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

JR wanted to position himself and allow for plenty of time to evaluate candidates before the hiring frenzy begins. Call it a head start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I think JR already made up his mind after the pitiful start to our season, but wanted to give the team a chance after the bye to turn it around. After he sees its the same old crap, he decides to make a move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

To keep the idiots happy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Umm we've had the worst record since 2008, and the fact Hurney paid over 90 million in backs that are not producing, and the fact we overpaid for a pass-rusher who is not producing? And maybe because we only have one playee starting from the 2011 draft? or the fact we only have three players starting from the 09-11 drafts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hurney's act was old and stale, and did not produce the desired result. Enough is enough mid season or not. Firing is always in season when you aren't meeting your goals and overall objectives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I asked myself if Hurney actually resigned instead of being fired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

If I started this topic, it wouldve been up 5 minutes before some longtime Huddle boob told me to "go kill myself"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='KittyCity' timestamp='1351129960' post='1962077']
If I started this topic, it wouldve been up 5 minutes before some longtime Huddle boob told me to "go kill myself"
[/quote]

Go Kill Yourself

...but, not really.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

JR was undoubtedly pissed about the 1 and 5 start, and probably would have been ready to fire Rivera had there been someone on staff capable of finishing out the year as an interim. Then to see DWill, with his big contract, run the ball just 2 times...well that was probably the straw that broke the camel's back. JR realized there was a major disconnect between how the FO was building the team and how the coaches were using them. Hurney was the guy that hired Rivera and the guy that built the team, so he became the 1st step in blowing up the FO/coaching staff.

I think JR would still fire RR tomorrow if he thought he could replace him with an effective interim, but that's just not an option right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites