Mike Lombardi has 'inside info' on why Hurney was fired
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:12 PM
i expect a totally brand new coaching staff next year adn if we can hit a homerun with a GM then we might do better.
personally i am stunned the team as a WHOLE has regressed this bad.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:13 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:13 PM
What happened last Sunday is pitch perfect picture of whats wrong with this team. Last week our 80 mill RBs didnt do jack crap. Meanwhile Vincent Jackson had 170 yds receiving and 2 TDs. It goes back to Hurney avoiding FA like the plauge. If we signed VJax with Cam throwing him the ball, we would be in so much better shape.
PTrain, I actually agree with you about this one. Seeing our expensive backfield underutilized in a crappy scheme made me cringe as I kept seeing VinnyJ stats flash across the ticker. Gross mismanagement of the cap and an inexplicable fear of free agency. VinnyJ was a pipedream anyway, but there is no denying that the DWill money could have gone to better use. I get we needed him to help Cam in his rookie year, or at least I can understand the logic behind that, but he should have been franchised while Kalil got the immediate long term contract. But hindsight, right?
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:14 PM
I took a mild amount of heat for it too.
I read a lot of Lombardi's and Brooks' analysis of players and front offices. I don't often agree with Lombardi but he is rarely entirely off base and he definitely has an inside track with the front office. He also almost never mentions Carolina for some reason but lately has been chiming in with more than a sentence or two. I doubt very seriously this means he is gunning to be our GM, but hey who knows. As far as Brooks is concerned he actually was friends with Hurney, was around and worked for him during the superbowl year and would definitely have talked to him personally about this situation.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:25 PM
i think it was part of the problem. i'm thinking it was pretty much that JR saw about as much as he could handle of hurney's building plan and his reluctance to deviate from it and that loss after the bye...at home...against the cowboys in front of a very cowboy friendly stadium was about all he could handle.
Ehh, I can't really get behind that this year. Now, if you're talking about guys we let get by before the season like Jacoby Jones, then I'd get it. But guys are street FAs now for a reason, other teams aren't signing them either.
I could see if JR was telling him to make trades, but I just don't think FAs was his problem.
i think there's some people that hurney could have called up to help out at CB when we knew that gamble wasn't going to be playing and there's probably some changes elsewhere that could have helped, but hurney didn't make much in the way of moves. i mean what did we do to bolster the OL when kalil went on IR? shuffle the guys we have? where was the sense of urgency in trying to find the best FA out there? (not that we've really done anything differently since hurney was gone anyway). was there any effort to try and trade for someone?
i think hurney just had a lot more "just stay the course" than richardson could put up with anymore.
it could have been players. it could have been coaches. it could have been both and it probably was.
either way...it really doesn't matter. it's now up to rivera to see what he can do to turn this ship around and honestly i hope that he can. i hope he can get the players he wants/needs and use them in the right way. i hope that he can get the most out of his coaching staff and that he can make whatever adjustments need to be made there.
i want rivera to succeed, not because i'm a fan of his, but because i'm a fan of the panthers and i don't really care who is the coach or whatever. i don't care how he acts or how much he yells. the only thing i care about is if he can get this team winning and regardless of how little faith i or anyone else has in this season being salvaged, i hope that it can and i'm just going to sit and wait and see what happens without trying to predict poo. i'm also not going to rule anything out this year either. i'm just in wait and see mode.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:39 PM
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