Dude, at my age it's asking me if I want 10 minutes of fun one day a week if I'm lucky, or hours of entertainment on Friday night, all weekend long, and on Monday night too. And just TRY to have a beer while you enjoy the vajayjay. Not in my house, buddy! And have you ever heard of tailgating for married sex?
I'm no Hurney apologist but from 2003-2006 the Panthers team Hurney helped build was a legit contender with a super bowl loss and an NFC Championship game loss. That's pretty damn close in my book.
By some weird unofficial board policy, you are required to ignore Hurney's first five years in any performance review, and instead focus on his last four, which coincidentally took place when JR returned from heart surgery and fired his sons.
He’s a second-round pick with first-round talent and he was Carolina’s first pick in this draft. The Panthers were trying to trade up to early in the second round to get Clausen, but didn’t have enough ammunition to get there.
A 2011 first round pick would have been more than enough to move up 12-13 spots, so there's no way they were dangling that. Also, rumor had it that there was no way we were going to trade our 2011 first rounder after two years with no first round pick. Bottom line is, I believe that they made inquiries about trading up, but the price was too high and he fell to us anyway.
Rumor is he was close to pulling the trade off. That would have set our organization back a damn decade while Cam was balling up in Buffalo.
Trading the next year's number one or another pick in that draft? I don't think he was looking to give up the next years' first again. But if he had, then that would have been the worst decision of his tenure, no doubt.
But to be honest half of our Oline was on steroids ...
Hurney made it clear the Panthers weren't completely innocent of violating rules during their Super Bowl year. He reminded that a report came out after the season that several Carolina players bought steroids from a South Carolina physician.
Among those cited in the report were three of the five starting offensive linemen.
"That was wrong," Hurney said. "The organization didn't know anything about it and we took steps and we addressed that. We weren't going to put up with that. [Team owner] Jerry Richardson wasn't going to put up with that.
So he owned that in the interview and said that JR wouldn't allow that to be part of our culture.
Marty was real close-mouthed when he was our GM, just like Fox was when he was our coach. I think there are a ton of things we have speculated about for years that went down differently from what we thought. Now that he's in radio, it looks like he may be loosening up, which should make from some interesting stuff over time.
I also remember Dan Morgan saying after the game that he would shout out defensive signals, and then Brady would tell the offense what they were going to do. Just throwing that in to add unnecessary noise to the discussion...