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Mr. Scot

The GM Candidates

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I'm gonna think of Sweet Mama Brown every time I see the name Jim Popp.

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Unknown whether Gettleman is in town tonight too. Person says that Ross is.

If so, wonder if the two of them might catch the BCS game together.

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I actually don't know if I'd mind Popp. Sure, the NFL and CFL are completely different monsters, but the guy has built a stone cold dynasty. In any sport, that's a feat to be proud of.

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Same. Interesting to note that he lives in Charlotte and is a Panthers season ticket holder, though.

http://www.cbssports...b-chances-stall

interesting. More interesting IMO is the part where he named himself coach, twice.

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Definitely highlights the differences between the NFL and the CFL.

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Guess I can cease being grumpy now :lol:

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The Observer's GM profile article may actually provide a hint where the Brandon Beane stuff is coming from.

Person says this:

Though he doesn’t have the scouting background of the other candidates, Beane has impressed coach Ron Rivera with his organization and leadership skills.

Full article here: A closer look at the 6 Carolina Panthers GM candidates

I wonder, could Ron Rivera be the one who wants the team to take a look at making Beane the permanent GM?

If that's the case, I'd say Rivera is unwittingly screwing himself, because this...

Beane was former general manager Marty Hurney’s top aide for five years, overseeing the equipment, video and team operations, and coordinating training camp and team travel. Beane joined the Panthers in 1999 with a degree from UNC Wilmington.

...is not the resume' of a guy you want making the draft and free agency decisions that help provide you with the players you use to set your roster.

Granted, it's possible that having Beane in charge could essentially mean that Rivera would have total control, which is something head coaches often want (unknown if Rivera does) but I don't really think that'd be a good idea.

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The Observer's GM profile article may actually provide a hint where the Brandon Beane stuff is coming from.

Person says this:

Full article here: A closer look at the 6 Carolina Panthers GM candidates

I wonder, could Ron Rivera be the one who wants the team to take a look at making Beane the permanent GM?

If that's the case, I'd say Rivera is unwittingly screwing himself, because this...

...is not the resume' of a guy you want making the draft and free agency decisions that help provide you with the players you use to set your roster.

Granted, it's possible that having Beane in charge could essentially mean that Rivera would have total control, which is something head coaches often want (unknown if Rivera does) but I don't really think that'd be a good idea.

That would explain a lot.

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That would explain a lot.

Yeah, it would, wouldn't it? :unsure:

Ya gotta figure there's no way a guy like Ernie Accorsi could look at Beane and see him on equally viable with guys like Ross or Gettleman. But Rivera might, or might want to keep him around for his own reasons (i.e. de facto control).

If the team is smart (and that's a topic that's very much up for debate right now) the only interview they give Beane is a courtesy one before moving on to the real candidates. Though truthfully, even that's kind of a waste of time.

On a related note, I wonder if Accorsi is participating in the interviews themselves. It'd certainly be a good idea since no one would know as much about what to look for as him, though I'll grant that with Gettleman it could be seen as a potential conflict of interest.

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