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First Impressions: Dave Gettleman

Jan 15 2013 12:06 PM Mr. Scot Carolina Panthers
For those who watched the press conference (or those who will watch it later) what do you see/hear?

Here's the link for those who didn't see it.

Dave Gettleman: It's about getting it right

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Was kinda hoping for a younger guy, but I love the scouting background.

Glad we got a football guy.

This year I don't think we will be able to change but so much, as far as getting some studs in, but maybe after the cap is cleared a bit he can really go to work.
Seems like a no-nonsense guy who can make the tough choices that lead to success.
His accent was amusing. The one thing that stuck with me is he didn't want to throw out the baby with the bath water. That is admirable but we aren't very happy with our scouting department. I was hoping he would come in a restructure things. Hopefully in time he will. However his head will probably be swimming this offseason.
Jerry looked terrible and was instantly rude.

If I had been sitting there in the front row and Jerry had asked, "did you miss me?" I would have replied, "That's condescending; the franchise has been a mess and the fans have been demanding answers and yet you've disappeared."

The reporters lobbed softballs and/or dumb questions.

The only solid question was about the salary cap situation. Gettleman punted, which says to me he knows it's a mess.
The transition from JR's slow southern drawl to Mr Gettlemans accent was funny.

I liked the hire, and I like the fact that he is a football guy. Hopefully, with the mention of "touchdown scorers", it means were going to go after another big time WR either through the draft or FA.
There's no way he could answer the salary cap question. It could cause panic and drama among players. Or he could honestly still be trying to evaluate the various scenarios.

Jerry did come off as shall we say...hawkish. I've heard he can be a real SOB to his employees if they aren't working their tails off. I think Jerry was trying to be funny but not really.

I LOVE BIG MEN!



wait...


They need to be ugly.
JR has always been a sarcastic smart ass.


Which relates to 114% of the board.

Jerry looked terrible and was instantly rude.

If I had been sitting there in the front row and Jerry had asked, "did you miss me?" I would have replied, "That's condescending; the franchise has been a mess and the fans have been demanding answers and yet you've disappeared."

The reporters lobbed softballs and/or dumb questions.

The only solid question was about the salary cap situation. Gettleman punted, which says to me he knows it's a mess.


As per the usual.
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".
lol Rivera got a tongue lashing.
He's kind of a Deniro

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
I lived how he made it a point to discuss why he took a step down from football last year. Said he was basically frustrate he never even got a sniff of a GM job. If you have been that successful in your career, and are frustrated enough in your lack of advancement that you take a yet off to reassess your professional life, you are HUNGRY.

He may be older, but he is every bit as eager to really make a mark as a young hot shot. Maybe even moreso. This man has accomplished more than most do in his career, and now wants to cement a legacy. JR and Danny gave him that opportunity when nobody else would.

If he fails as a GM, it will not be from lack of preparation, competence or hard work. He's gonna bust his ass to prove himself and I hope we'll all look back on today and say, best hire JR has ever made.
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SZ James (banned)
Jan 15 2013 04:26 PM
Classic JR
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God what a cùnt

Classic JR
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God what a cùnt



Why you hating on Bojangles???
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SZ James (banned)
Jan 15 2013 04:36 PM
I love Bo

But flaunting that shitt at a press conference is JR being JR