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First Impressions: Dave Gettleman

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Follow up video...

Panthers Insider

Craft says he took the time to meet every single member of the team's staff.

Rivera describes him as "very direct and forthright".

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lol Rivera got a tongue lashing.

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He's kind of a Deniro

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lol Rivera got a tongue lashing.

He said in the presser that "Ron would tell you I'm pretty direct".

I get the definite impression he's given him a "here's where you stand" speech.

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I'll take a wait and see approach but I do like how he seems to have a chip on his shoulder, having had to wait years for this opportunity.

Oh and his Boston accent is amazing.

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Like the fact that he thinks our size is an issue...I'd agree with him. I wouldn't be surprised if we cut Beason and try to get bigger along the front seven...the giants have a huge front seven. Obviously the OL needs to get bigger first.

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Lotsa talk on FNZ about him not beringing along his own staff. Sounds like they didn't quite get the story he told about Marv Levy and why he wanted to get a look at the current staff first.

I think eventually he'll make some changes, but I don't really blame him for wanting to know who he's working with first.

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Funny response from a PFT commenter on the comparisons to Hurney...

Hurney = Gettleman?

Sure! Just strip away the two Lombardi trophies and the useful 2nd-7th round draft picks and UDFAs that the Giants acquired with his help.

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Seems like a we found a great guy to blame all of our future failures on.

I feel honored that we will someday have the privilege to hate this fine man.

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Seems like a we found a great guy to blame all of our future failures on.

I feel honored that we will someday have the privilege to hate this fine man.

Sounds just like Rivera.

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Asked to self-describe, emphasized being "very direct" and said "Ron would agree with me on that" which makes me think he might have told Rivera some things he might not have wanted to hear, but may have needed to.

Obviously I loved what he said about "winning games with big men" :lol:

I get the feeling that his age was a plus--he has the same sense of desperation JR has.

He mentioned the components of winning football games, (in addition to your "big men" quote): QB, TD makers, Pass rush.

Gettlemen said that we have pieces. That is right. Marty hoped these pieces would win for you if you paid them enough. Thank Marty for our situation at DE, QB, C, LB and TE. Blame him for problems at RB (cap), CB, DT, RG, WR and S (bad drafting or neglect).

Marty paid top dollar to reward our free agents and went bottom fishing for others. Gettlemen seems to have an expertise in free agency. He mentioned the flat cap and one-year contracts-no long term committments for quick fixes (see Hurney, 2010-2012). He seems to understand the market. He does not want to overpay. Marty thought he had to overpay to keep players here.

Rosters are liquid. You check the waiver wire and take players from other teams' practice squads. If you are not building a program from the bottom up, you are not building a program.

----Yes, he said that. Great to hear from a fan of a team with little depth and the biggest IR in the league for several years running.

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Fun fact: a buddy on my softball team just text me and said he's gonna have to start rooting for the Panthers because Gettleman was his high school baseball and football coach. My buddy turns 50 in June so that was 33 years ago. Said he used to have a much thicker Boston accent. So Gettleman has already converted one more Panther fan. That's pretty cool I guess.

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