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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

From the "no favoritism" story (link)

Turns out former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi was actually on board with the Panthers before Hurney was even fired.

Hurney asked him to take a look at the roster and analyze the team's recent drafts. To be clear, it wasn't a favor. It was a paid consulting job.

That tells me a couple of things...

One, I think Marty Hurney was starting to realize he was in over his head when it came to player evaluation.

Two, irony of ironies, Hurney wound up inviting the guy who would eventually choose his replacement.

The story also covers the process Accorsi went through, confirming again that interim GM Brandon Beane was never an actual candidate.

And here's a positive. Accorsi has offered to help new GM Dave Gettleman if he needs it. Gettleman expressed a willingness to accept any advice offered.

That boosts my confidence.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

Player evaluation is something that has been sorely lacking in the Panthers org. We've nailed our 1st round picks, but really how hard is that? Pick BPA and you are generally good to go... otherwise (with some exceptions of course) our mid - low round picks haven't been that great...

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Hurney brought in his own Bobs. Teh. Awesome.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I wouldn't say I'm missing it Bob

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Player evaluation is something that has been sorely lacking in the Panthers org. We've nailed our 1st round picks, but really how hard is that? Pick BPA and you are generally good to go... otherwise (with some exceptions of course) our mid - low round picks haven't been that great...


Guess that's what you get when you hire a sportswriter/cap manager to build your roster.

This is why I severely doubt the notion that Brandon Beane will be groomed as an eventual replacement. We've been down that road already and it didn't lead to a good place.


Hurney brought in his own Bobs. Teh. Awesome.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

I know Hurney did this before. Not with Accorsi, but some other evaluation firm that would come in, take a look at our roster, and give an evaluation of it's strength.

I can't remember right now who it was, but I seem to remember it was a father/son team.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

I'd like to move us right along to a David Gettleman. Now we had a chance to meet this young man, and boy that's just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Player evaluation is something that has been sorely lacking in the Panthers org. We've nailed our 1st round picks, but really how hard is that? Pick BPA and you are generally good to go... otherwise (with some exceptions of course) our mid - low round picks haven't been that great...

Which is why it's always been the most baffling and annoying thing to me about our fanbase that they're so obsessed with trading down. There's barely a mock draft posted here without some weird trade down scenario.

Because who needs Luke Kuechly when you could have 4 Dan Connors?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

I know Hurney did this before. Not with Accorsi, but some other evaluation firm that would come in, take a look at our roster, and give an evaluation of it's strength.

I can't remember right now who it was, but I seem to remember it was a father/son team.


Not sure who.

I know we had a 'father-son' connection of sorts. Hurney's mentor was Bobby Beathard, and Hurney hired Beathard's son as a scout. Far as I know, he's still with us.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

I'm pretty sure Hurney just used a draft guide from Harris Teeter...the early ones.. Duke Robinson and Everett Brown . Early draft guides had them in the top 15 at one point.


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