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Mike Lombardi has 'inside info' on why Hurney was fired

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I'd be pissed too, if i spent 170+ million on players on two years and seeing them midshandled like they are, I'd fire everyone who was involved and start over from the ground up

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The obvious topic of speculation will be 'who did he want gone?'

Probably the most obvious....I'd say Chud or Rivera.

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He wanted Cam to have help that suited our scheme and he wanted Hurney to part with some of his recently overpaid core

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I got this feeling when watching the Rivera presser. I wonder what JR's goal for him is...Finish 8-8 and you can keep your job? That's not gonna happen...

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Thanks for this, I knew it had to be more to that story

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Doesn't make since to me because if JR "wanted someone gone" he would have fired them right after firing Hurney right?

No, Hurney ending up being the "someone" after he bit the bullet.

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You wonder if JR wanted a single backfield rather than rotating our 2 RB's, thats why they made this "Power running game" move after Hurney was gone.

Maybe Hurney didnt want to admit the contract he gave DWill was a mistake and that Stewart could handle all the snaps at RB

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Well, it looks like Rivera is gone after the season

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Jr wanted to have Chud fired and return to the Fox era power run game. Hurney wouldnt fire him. Hurney got the axe. Rivera tells JR that Chud can utilize the power run game. Rivera gets his second chance. If he fails, our next coach will be a power run game coach like fox.

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The obvious topic of speculation will be 'who did he want gone?'

WOW.

Hurney fell on the sword for Rivera? Horrible decision. Admirable, but Rivera was going to be gone regardless... Why not fire him and save your own job? I bet JR wanted it done because players have already complained to him about Rivera.

i think y'all read something differently than i did.

i don't see it as richardson wanting someone gone...just him wanting us to make personnel moves in getting more talent in here. sure, someone would have to be released to make that happen, but i didn't really see it as focusing on people to let go.

i also didn't read it as hurney falling on the sword for rivera either. i saw it as hurney wanting to continue to stay away from FA and maybe not get rivera players he wanted or upgrade at positions he wanted and hurney's reluctance is what finally got him the axe. maybe it was with chud and/or mcdermmott (and i'm not convinced that the improvement in the D this year was because mcD turned things around, rather it's rivera having more of a say in what's going on like he said he would this year).

just a lot of reading between the lines that we will probably never know or at least won't know until much later.

right now i'm just going to take it at face value that JR still wasn't happy with how the team was put together and that hurney was more just trying to stick to his "plan" and wasn't as aggressive as JR probably thought he should be and JR did what he did with fox, give him just enough time to see if things could work out the hurney/fox way and when their way didn't bring the wins JR wanted then richardson decided it was enough.

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i think y'all read something differently than i did.

i don't see it as richardson wanting someone gone...just him wanting us to make personnel moves in getting more talent in here. sure, someone would have to be released to make that happen, but i didn't really see it as focusing on people to let go.

i also didn't read it as hurney falling on the sword for rivera either. i saw it as hurney wanting to continue to stay away from FA and maybe not get rivera players he wanted or upgrade at positions he wanted and hurney's reluctance is what finally got him the axe. maybe it was with chud and/or mcdermmott (and i'm not convinced that the improvement in the D this year was because mcD turned things around, rather it's rivera having more of a say in what's going on like he said he would this year).

just a lot of reading between the lines that we will probably never know or at least won't know until much later.

right now i'm just going to take it at face value that JR still wasn't happy with how the team was put together and that hurney was more just trying to stick to his "plan" and wasn't as aggressive as JR probably thought he should be and JR did what he did with fox, give him just enough time to see if things could work out the hurney/fox way and when their way didn't bring the wins JR wanted then richardson decided it was enough.

Why would it be about personnel moves pertaining to players when we're already 6 games into the season? There's no one out there to make us any better.

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I'm loving this. JR is finally tired of putting a wasted product on the field. He wants to win and win NOW. If you're not getting this team consistently in the playoffs year in and year out then show yourself the door and we'll bring in someone who can.

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Why would it be about personnel moves pertaining to players when we're already 6 games into the season? There's no one out there to make us any better.

Because Hurney has been attempting to build a team for 10 years and has consistently made it worse and this year's talent gaps are made that much more evident with the expectations that we had.

It being about Rivera doesn't make a bit of sense.

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