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Washington Football Team finalizing deal with Marty Hurney


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We always sucked on FA because Jerry Richardson was cheap as hell, not saying Hurney was great after first rd but might see him do ok in Washington. I’m hoping Fitterer will do great here, but don’t have high hopes with Tepper being involved so much. Hurney wasn’t the answer either, what I’m saying is let’s hope it gets better lol!

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Just now, BurnNChinn said:

We always sucked on FA because Jerry Richardson was cheap as hell, not saying Hurney was great after first rd but might see him do ok in Washington. I’m hoping Fitterer will do great here, but don’t have high hopes with Tepper being involved so much. Hurney wasn’t the answer either, what I’m saying is let’s hope it gets better lol!

Tepper didn't force Rhule to take one of his guys at GM. Just the opposite, in fact.

That gives me hope.

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38 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

They interviewed Ryan Cowden.

They chose Marty Hurney.

Wow...

I think it was clear that Ron liked protecting himself with people who weren’t top notch and a threat. Hire from within hand get a GM to do what you want.

I will absolutely be following their drafts.

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5 minutes ago, BurnNChinn said:

I hope you don’t believe that, Tepper made the call who he wanted.

Albert Breer covered it yesterday.

Tepper wanted somebody that bought a different skill set. The analytics guys that were included in the search were his choice.

Matt Rhule wanted a talent evaluator that could help him build a roster.

After they went through the first set of candidates, they couldn't find anyone they agreed on so they decided to "reset" and add a couple of new interviews. One was a cap guy (Omar Khan) and the other was a scout (Fitterer).

They chose the scout. 

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4 minutes ago, Doc Holiday said:

Never felt that Marty was as bad in 2.0 as many here thought. I think he made some terrible decisions in 1.0 mainly over paying contracts.but I’ve understood most of his moves since he started as 2.0 and thought he’s done a decent job.

I know letting Bradberry walk and over paying Shaq looks terrible but honestly I didn’t want and still don’t want us paying too money for a luxury position CB’s are Luxuries. I think Shaq was just in the right place at the right time. If we didn’t resign him we were screwed more than we already were at LBer.

I agree that Hurney 2.0 was better than 1.0 on paper. We got some solid FAs and made some solid draft choices. Our last draft might have been our best ever. But a lot of that I put on Rhule, all out acquisitions last year...good and bad. 
 

The second paragraph I couldn’t disagree with more. CBs are absolutely vital in today’s game.  Far far moreso than LBs. Paying Shaq like a top tier LB was a mistake only slightly less ludicrous than paying Delhomme his last contract. We could have replaced Shaq with a 4th round LB or just signed a mediocre one in FA and got the same performance. Letting Bradberry walk was almost as stupid as not tagging Norman. Hopefully Fitterer and Rhule value the back end like the Seahawks did and not like our previous regimes. 

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9 minutes ago, LelouchBritannia said:

Y’all gonna have a fit when they succeed. Say what you want about Hurney but the guy NEVER missed in the first round....can’t say that about our current GM. Not hitting with our high draft pick can set us back years. Only time will tell what our future looks like.

Lol. Go look at the 2018 and 2019 drafts. They are a huge part of why we finished 5-11 back to back. Hitting on your 1st round pick is historically a 50-70% chance and considering how many top 10 picks Marty has had, he should hit on firsts. The problem is that since 2009, he’s barely ever hit on anything after the 1st. We didn’t go from 4 out of 5 playoffs to what some called the least talented team pre-2020 because Marty had good drafts.

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5 minutes ago, stbugs said:

I think it was clear that Ron liked protecting himself with people who weren’t top notch and a threat. Hire from within hand get a GM to do what you want.

I will absolutely be following their drafts.

Fair. Ron would have known Cowden from his time here, though.

Seriously, even last night after we heard the story, I still believed Washington would hire someone else and make Marty a consultant or something.

Then I wake up to this...wow.

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