Just like the concept that he is "ALL ABOUT DEM SUPABOWLZ" is just opinion.
Hurney should have been fired with Fox. Could one not say the JR holding on to a GM that had wasted a bucket of draft picks, never really been able to develop key positions (WR/DT/QB) and generally acted as a bullet catcher for the Owner is just yet another example of an Owner that doesn't really get it ?
I see a no name GM and either Rivera Kept, or some scrub Coordinator like Perry Fewell hired.
My outlook on this front office has never been lower.
Which likewise is all opinion.
For my part, I think Richardson's biggest mistake was trusting Marty Hurney. That particular mistake is now over.
The Panthers aren't the first franchise to fire one guy when they should have fired the other (or both) and they won't be the last. That happens on a pretty regular basis. Both the Bears and Eagles just fired good head coaches in favor of their GMs. We'll see who made the right decision down the road.
As to the Panthers, if Jerry Richardson were running the GM search, I could see being down. But since he hired a true football guy like Ernie Accorsi to do it for him, I see plenty of reason to be optimistic.
Again, if that process ends in disaster, then I'll be down. For the moment though, we're pursuing two candidates, either of whom I'd be perfectly happy with.