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Mort said Richardson did not want Rivera

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Marguide    3,357

We know Harbaugh wasn't the guy JR wanted.

Not necessarily. The reports from Gantt at the time indicated that we did in fact contact Harbaugh and he basically blew us off.

That's what was behind JR's snippy comment about not knowing Harbaugh.

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panther4life    2,365

"It gives me comfort that he's a former player -- a much better player than I ever was," said Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, a former Baltimore Colts receiver. "But the fact that he was a former player and I was a former player, it seemed to be a pretty quick bonding with us."

"Since we've been in business we've had four head coaches," Richardson said, referring to Fox, George Seifert and Dom Capers. "His approach, his demeanor, his style, his experience, the fact that he's been a former player, seemed to me to be perfect for us at this particular point in time."

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=6011884

5]"He brings an approach and resume that we believe lends itself to success," Richardson said.

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So needless to say I call bullshit.

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panther4life    2,365

No way this poo is true. Richardson interviewed Rivera himself and signed off on it. Then he went on to make favorable statements right after about Rivera.

Lombardi who supposedly has inside source in the organization said today that their were no trade winds blowing at the moment and that Hurney was fired because he was the most cost effective(no contract to eat) that would appease the fans.Also stated there is a sentiment inside the locker room that the wrong guy got the axe.

Also said Hurney has a long history of complying with exactly what Richardson wants.

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CRA    12,278

Yeah.....isn't he the one who said Cam had a mind coach?

Just rumors....and they love those

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csx    7,324

We know Harbaugh wasn't the guy JR wanted.

We know Harbaugh was not interested in the Panthers and it upset Richardson.

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dksmith17    90

I heard this on Mike + Mike and have not seen it posted. Merge if needed.

Chris Mortenson is reporting that one of the reasons that Marty Hurney was fired was because he hired Ron Rivera as coach.

Is the writing on the wall?

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