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Washington Football Team finalizing deal with Marty Hurney


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11 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.

Fuggin us with historically bad contracts for players that any other GM would have seen were not producing to that level, on the end of their career etc FAR FAR FAR FAR outweigh and crippled us more that hitting on picks in the first round! 

Hurney isnt the talent scout and drafts who the people that work for him tell are a good fit. However contract negotiations don't pass through as many hands.

So to say it shortly, he doesnt really get credit for the good things, but gets all the blame for the crap. Sucks in a way, but when you are making that level of bank in salary you really only need to have the job for a single year and you are set for life.  I dont even understand why he wants to bother with it. Retire and enjoy your millions Hurney, or otherwise go to the Saints or Falcons

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2 minutes ago, panther4life said:

Now we just need the Eagles to fire Roseman and hire Bill Polian.

Then we can watch all 3 of our former GM’s duke it out in the East. 

I still can't believe the Eagles hang on to Roseman.

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We have to stop giving Hurney credit for his 1st-round picks.  Yes, it was nice to not have to worry about drafting a bust.  But a big reason for that is because Hurney always went with the high-floor player in the 1st.  The only time he took a prospect that would have required NFL-level scouting and could be deemed a risk was Cam Newton.  Otherwise, there is a reason we drafted RBs and LBs in the 1st round often under him.  Easily the positions where it is easiest for young players to transition into the NFL immediately.  I mean look at Kuechly.  Anyone who saw him play knew that worst-case scenario, he was going to be a solid starter.

And I think Hurney's track record after the 1st round proves this.  He's not good at evaluating talent.  He's just good at taking the safe route in the 1st.

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2 minutes ago, Ready 2 Win said:

Hurney isnt the talent scout and drafts who the people that work for him tell are a good fit. 

The unfortunate thing there is that he was also the guy who hired the scouts that evaluated the prospects.

Marty had zero experience as a scout or talent evaluator before he was elevated to a job where you really really need to have those skills.

Richardson making him GM was like taking a kid that worked in the mailroom and making him CEO of a major corporation.

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Just now, Mr. Scot said:

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.

Every OC/DC hire seemed to be from within and we noticed that the talent and coaching prowess seemed to go down every time. A new GM that might tell Dan that Ron isn’t the right guy is a threat. It might even be subconscious but even the Norv higher was someone who had 0 interest in being a HC again.

It’s just a guess but based on this news, Ron absolutely goes with safe hires he knows and is happy to promote from within. Sometimes that’s OK but he clearly never went with a hot commodity especially since he was on the hot seat the last couple years.

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Just now, stbugs said:

Every OC/DC hire seemed to be from within and we noticed that the talent and coaching prowess seemed to go down every time. A new GM that might tell Dan that Ron isn’t the right guy is a threat. It might even be subconscious but even the Norv higher was someone who had 0 interest in being a HC again.

It’s just a guess but based on this news, Ron absolutely goes with safe hires he knows and is happy to promote from within. Sometimes that’s OK but he clearly never went with a hot commodity especially since he was on the hot seat the last couple years.

What's funny about that is that making those safe choices helped cost him his job here, and very easily could there too.

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20 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

Missing on literally everything else other than 1st round picks clearly sets us back for years too.

He had some other hits. Not a ton and overall his drafting was definitely below average, even with the 1st round hits. But drafting wasn't his main weakness, it was choosing who to pay and when to pay and how much to pay. He was an absolute pushover in that aspect and that's what set us back much further than his drafting.

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14 minutes ago, *FreeFua* said:

 

Not surprising, you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about 

Who, bedsides the guy who had complete control over the entire roster, do you blame for giving a backup “bridge” QB 42M? 

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One playoff appearance, one winning season together in 6 years right? Go get 'em WFT!

Ron Rivera, Marty Hurney, Taylor Heinicke...good luck Washington.

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Just now, t96 said:

He had some other hits. 

That was his problem in the draft. Everything was hit or miss. We couldn't build an overall roster because there was no roster filler available. Those good backup types and serviceable starter types that other teams typically find in the mid to late rounds. He always swung for the fences and when you do that you're going to strike out and hit a lot more pop flies than home runs.

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