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#1 KBRed

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

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?

#2 beastson

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

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

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

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

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

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

#5 KillerKat

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

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.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

To keep the idiots happy

#7 jtnc

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

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?

#8 top dawg

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

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.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

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

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

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

#11 KBRed

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

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


Go Kill Yourself

...but, not really.

#12 Marguide

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

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.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

http://www.carolinah...-hurney-firing/

#14 AntiBuc

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Thought Joe Person's interview w/ Hurney was telling when Hurney said JR asked him after the Dallas loss "How did the Panthers get to 1-5, and what were they going to do to get better?" Hurney said he had a hard time answering that. Enough said.

When the head of football operations can't tell the guy that just spent zillion$$ to be a winner how such a dismal start to the season will improve, it's time for a change. I'm sure it was painful for both, but necessary.

#15 KBRed

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

http://www.carolinah...-hurney-firing/


I guess I was more portraying a non-football related issue that caused it.


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