As was posed to me, do you really believe that Gross actually likes Gettleman? Really? **in deep voice** Really? **in deeper voice**
Yes, yes he does. You know how I know? Because Gross actually said he did. He said that he didn't like him at first, but then he took the time to get to know him, and his opinion changed, that he now likes him.
And lets be accurate here, nobody on the team (not Jordan Gross, not Steve Smith, no one) has talked about not liking Gettleman on a personal level. The reason Gross didn't like him is because Gettleman asked him to give back money. Same with Smitty. It's not that they actually have a problem with Dave Gettleman the person, they just don't like that he's doing things they don't like and are not used to...and the fact that it is all they had to go on.
They're used to being handled with kid gloves, and now they are dealing with culture shock. Hurney's way of doing business was counter to the way things are typically done in the NFL...particularly on the better teams. He was so focused on building a family atmosphere and loyalty that he often struggled to make the tough decisions. But all good GM's know you sometimes have to make those tough decisions...even if it is unpopular with the fan base.