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#1 firstdayfan

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

It's been a really long time since this fan base has had to deal with a new General Manager and a new way of doing business. We are definitely going to see some big changes this summer, contracts will be terminated, and potentially a new philosophy during the draft (i.e. players that can play their positions). Hurney did some great things in the draft and brought in some decent free agents without breaking the bank. But his screw ups outside the first round of the draft as well as dealing future picks, huge contracts to aging stars, and the inability to find players at certain positions (Wide Receiver, Defensive Tackle) made us grow weary of his decision making. Despite Hurney's success, we quickly turned on him in the last few years, albeit warranted. My question is how long does Gettlemen get before we begin to question his ability to make us a winner?

What do you want accomplished? What will be considered a huge failure? How long is his grace period last? 1 year? Two years? Does he get a pass because he hasn't picked his own coach?

#2 Floppin

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

5 years, baring colossal failure.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

I don't want to be too ambitious but I'm thinking around 35 years

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I don't want to be too ambitious but I'm thinking around 35 years


That's a bit optimistic, especially considering he will be 96 years old.

#5 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Next year is a throwaway year- Rivera will continue to fail and Gettleman will get "his" coach. Then unless things are going absolutely terribly that's a certain 3 additional years there before the heat begins to rise.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Gettleman will have a minimum of 5 years and maybe more if Rivera (not his coach combined with massive cap trouble) struggles this season.

To get more time he'll have to have a couple playoff teams with at least 1 division championship.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

The Huddle: where discussion of your firing begins on the day of your hiring.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

That's a bit optimistic, especially considering he will be 96 years old.


*whoosh*

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

The Huddle: where discussion of your firing begins on the day of your hiring.


Lol Too funny

#10 ickmule

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

I love all you negative people. NOT. This team is already heading in the right direction. I'm not one that believes Rivera will fail next year. As negative as some of you are I can't help but wonder how you get through a day without commiting suicide.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I'm giving him 3 yrs.
I wanna see a 1st rounder who can make instant impact on this team like a Cam and Luke. I don't want someone that we draft that we'll have to wait and see him on situational plays only. The draft should be taken through carefully. Trading down should be an option and a no brainer.

Fix the cap, cut the aging player with big contracts (Gamble) and restructure the rest. Learn how to bring in FA guys that can be an added piece to this team and not off the street guys. We, Hurney passed up on no brainer guys like Carlos Rogers recently who wouldve fill a needy position. I dnt want to see anymore of that bullshit.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

And to the OP, "we" don't give him any time. That's up to Jerry. Just sayin.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

That's a bit optimistic, especially considering he will be 96 years old.


we will have anti-aging medication by then.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

You're hired.



Now, let's discuss contract buyouts.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

If we aren't somewhat consistently good in five years we need to think about moving on.


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