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Washington Football Team finalizing deal with Marty Hurney


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Hurndog's vmail at the Panthers office is still active...

...if any of you want to call and wish him well hit me up and I'll get the number to you.

I believe Tepper & Co. will run circles around the Redskins over next 5-10 years but if they don't....oh my!

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2 minutes ago, SizzleBuzz said:

Hurndog's vmail at the Panthers office is still active...

...if any of you want to call and wish him well hit me up and I'll get the number to you.

I believe Tepper & Co. will run circles around the Redskins over next 5-10 years but if they don't....oh my!

Don’t kick the man when he’s down . Hurney brought good talent 

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21 minutes ago, Beerfacedlegend said:

Sucks for them but Marty is a good draft that’s the only thing he’s good at , everything else he’s terrible 

No, he's not.

He has very few 1st round busts...but outside of that, there's not much there to hang his hat on.

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2 hours ago, MasterAwesome said:

Hmm, let's see....who were by far the two most hated members of the Panthers this past season?  Teddy and Hurney, yes?  Boy, it would be awfully convenient if we could tie those two together somehow and inject new enthusiasm into the fanbase moving forward....darn....IF ONLY THERE WAS A WAY!!

*Enter RoaringRiot*

After Hurney was fired, he is conveniently fed this narrative from his source that Teddy was actually Hurney's signing....woah!  What a bombshell revelation!  What an effective way to wash the stench of the disastrous Teddy signing from Rhule/Brady moving forward.

That makes a hell of a lot more sense than the narrative you're pushing.  During the season, many people here thought it was plausible that Hurney was kept on this long only to be used as a scapegoat when the time was right.  That seems to be exactly what happened after three consecutive losing seasons.  Fortunately, scapegoating is only effective if you have a naïve audience who is willing to suspend all rational thought...unfortunately, that certainly appears to be us.

So the owner keeps a powerless GM around to blame and fire when things go bad, then leaks the blame to select people to post on message boards to restore fan faith. (because the team only makes money when the message boards are happy.) Makes sense.

Shitty GM getting poo canned for doing a poo job = crazy conspiracy fan fiction.

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Just now, Khaki Lackey said:

So the owner keeps a powerless GM around to blame and fire when things go bad, then leaks the blame to select people to post on message boards to restore fan faith. (because the team only makes money when the message boards are happy.) Makes sense.

Shitty GM getting poo canned for doing a poo job = crazy conspiracy fan fiction.

Burnie Burns Conspiracy GIF by Rooster Teeth

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1 hour ago, Mr. Scot said:

Washington fan perspective...

I'm pretty sure most of us have wished Rivera the best. We may have hated his coaching but we all thought he was a good guy.

stockholm syndrome

also this guy’s take is very inaccurate. i 100% haven’t believed in hurney as a GM since that horrible AZ divisional game in january 2009, and that was a few years before ron rivera’s name was ever associated with this organization 

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Washington is getting what they need. Someone who will get Rivera the guys he wants and who has a great relationship with him. At this point it seems to be a good plan. Just because Hurney's future wasn't here doesn't mean he won't be effective working with an old school coach who believes similarly to him. Neither Hurney or Rivera were a good fit for our analytics driven approach but for old school traditional football they both seem to fit in fairly well. Hurney can train his successor.

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17 minutes ago, panthers55 said:

Washington is getting what they need. Someone who will get Rivera the guys he wants and who has a great relationship with him. At this point it seems to be a good plan. Just because Hurney's future wasn't here doesn't mean he won't be effective working with an old school coach who believes similarly to him. Neither Hurney or Rivera were a good fit for our analytics driven approach but for old school traditional football they both seem to fit in fairly well. Hurney can train his successor.

I mean he did that here and it didn't work at all either, before and after Tepper.

No winning seasons as a GM since Fox was our Head coach. 

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8 minutes ago, Ricky Spanish said:

I mean he did that here and it didn't work at all either, before and after Tepper.

No winning seasons as a GM since Fox was our Head coach. 

Those two have never put a winning team on the field. Marty  and Ron. It's a dynamically bad duo.

Why anyone would expect anything different is beyond me. All they do is lose together. 4.5ish years and yup, no winning. This is built to fail.

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Well if WFT signed cam wouldn’t that indicate that hurney wasn’t behind the release of cam, therefore making his role in the teddy signing even more questionable ? 
 

I mean he wasn’t the future here and may not have wanted to take that backseat role if he knew he had another gm job lined up in Washington. Plenty of reason to move on from hurney besides performance 

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This is...eye opening 😳

Okay, Hurney didn't pick all the players the way, say, Bobby Beathard picked just about everybody who played for the Redskins in those four Super Bowls. "I am not," Hurney said in a conversation yesterday, "an evaluator at all."

But he did have critical input in identifying and hiring John Fox, the head coach. "He does get involved with personnel," said Beathard, Hurney's mentor and the man who facilitated the transition from covering an NFL team to running one. "He's a great guy to sit around when the scouts are in and he gets the conversation going. But I don't think he's pushy or thinks he has the experience to make those decisions."

Hurney is a facilitator, a consensus builder, an administrator who can pull together all manner of resources, start a very democratic process that works well for the Panthers, then sit with the coach and owner and come to sharp, well-reasoned decisions. 

The above excerpt comes from a profile of Marty that was written by Michael Wilbon in 2004 when the Panthers were headed to the Super Bowl. You can read the full article at the link below:

Marty Hurney makes good copy

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