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Beane was never a candidate

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That's pretty clear when you read this team site article discussing the GM search.

Accorsi helps Panthers arrive at Gettleman

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Shortly after Hurney's departure, Accorsi – the chairman of the NFL's General Manager Committee – arranged an initial meeting with Richardson, team president Danny Morrison and interim general manager Brandon Beane in Hershey, Penn.

So Beane was at the initial meeting where they talked about what they wanted to get in a permanent GM, unlikely if he were actually expected to be in the mix.

"I have a place in Hershey, so we had an all-day meeting," Accorsi said. "My position at that point was to find out exactly what they wanted. What kind of general manager did they want?

"They wanted a classic, football-oriented general manger, someone who had a background in personnel but also as an executive."

These are the criteria Accorsi was given. Having no background in personnel, Beane would have been excluded from the process immediately.

After the meeting, Accorsi began compiling a list of people that fit the description. The Panthers and Accorsi then discussed the candidates on the shortlist for about six weeks as the regular season wound down.

"We could not talk to anybody with an NFL club until the season was over," Accorsi said. "We discussed the candidates, and the minute they were eligible to talk to us we would start interviewing."

With more than 40 years of NFL experience at his disposal, Accorsi recommended several people he knew well. But he also made a concerted effort to research individuals who he had no prior experience with.

"There were several I knew well, several I worked with," Accorsi said. "I wanted to be completely fair to the people I didn't know and if the process nominated them through recommendations, then I wanted to make sure they were included.

Good info on the process. Clear that Accorsi did his due diligence and didn't just rely on old friends (even though that's who ultimately got the job).

"The list was narrowed and refined and it finally came to the four that we interviewed."

Accorsi flew to Charlotte on Monday, and the interview process began the next day.

That'd be Ross, Dawson, Popp and Gettleman. So no interview for Beane.

No idea where Pat Yasinskas - and later, Joe Person - got the info indicating that he was an option, but it seems pretty obvious based on how events played out that it wasn't accurate. It's possible Person got it from Yasinskas. Guess maybe Yasinskas got it from the same source that told him Dave Gettleman had never been a college scout.

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in b4 but but but JR is still cheap and. . . EVIL . . YES HE is EVIL!

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why Hershey Pa ?

Never mind reread and saw accorsi has a place up there - must be a chocolate lover.

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In your opinion, do you think Beane is the heir apparent?

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Gee, Pat Y wrong again? Say it ain't so!

With that said, Beane is a rising star in the organization. Who knows how far he can climb in the coming years.

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dont know about Mr Scots opinion but this could be the last gm JR hires if things go reasonably well.

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Beane will never be a GM for the Panthers. You guys need to let that idea go.

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In your opinion, do you think Beane is the heir apparent?

I doubt it. For now, it looks like Beane is going back to his old job.

If it were to be Beane, then however long Gettleman stays (let's say, 5-6 years) would be however much time Beane would have to learn to be a personnel evaluator. And how's that gonna happen if he's back in his old logistics job.

For that matter, why go that route since when the time comes there will surely be people available who will have more than twice the evaluator experience already?

My guess is someone else who joins the FO this offseason will wind up in the "hier apparent" role.

Beane was just a placeholder.

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dont know about Mr Scots opinion but this could be the last gm JR hires if things go reasonably well.

JR may be holding his last bowel movement for all we know.

This bothers me as we have no idea who the owner will be after he passes. I assume his sons are in his will but have a sinking feeling the football team ain't in there when it comes to them.

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No idea where Pat Yasinskas - and later, Joe Person - got the info indicating that he was an option, but it seems pretty obvious based on how events played out that it wasn't accurate. It's possible Person got it from Yasinskas. Guess maybe Yasinskas got it from the same source that told him Dave Gettleman had never been a college scout.

Close... Person got it from PY and PY pulled it out of his ass. SOP for those two Yahoos.

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good

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Unknown if he'll be given an ownership stake, but I suspect that when Richardson passes, a significant amount of power to run the team will fall to Danny Morrison.

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