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Marty Hurney is NOT the new Washington GM


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14 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Here's some irony for ya...

Martin Mayhew was one of the three sham Rooney Rule interviews that  Jerry Richardson used to "comply" with the rule before hiring Marty.

Now, per LaCanfora, one of the reasons listed for giving Mayhew the GM position instead of Marty is that the new rules give the Redskins a 3rd round pick for making him the GM rather than Marty.

Now that is interesting.

In isolation "General Manager" is nothing more than 2 words printed on a business card...

...it's entirely possible Snyder gave the "GM" title to Mayhew in order to secure that draft pick while creating another position (call it COO of Football Ops) to whom the GM reports. 

Aaaahh, the law of unintended consequences...

...illogical knee jerk policy decisions always create unintended consequences.

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10 minutes ago, SizzleBuzz said:

Now that is interesting.

In isolation "General Manager" is nothing more than 2 words printed on a business card...

...it's entirely possible Snyder gave the "GM" title to Mayhew in order to secure that draft pick while creating another position (call it COO of Football Ops) to whom the GM reports. 

Aaaahh, the law of unintended consequences...

...illogical knee jerk policy decisions always create unintended consequences.

Everybody in Washington reports to Rivera.

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15 minutes ago, SizzleBuzz said:

Now that is interesting.

In isolation "General Manager" is nothing more than 2 words printed on a business card...

...it's entirely possible Snyder gave the "GM" title to Mayhew in order to secure that draft pick while creating another position (call it COO of Football Ops) to whom the GM reports. 

Aaaahh, the law of unintended consequences...

...illogical knee jerk policy decisions always create unintended consequences.

Draft pick goes to SF but Rivera wanted both and the only way to get Mayhew was to give him the GM role otherwise SF could've blocked it. So Mayhew gets GM and Hurney is Executive VP of football and player personal.

 

Of course neither have roster control, that is 100% Rivera. 

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This sounds like an organizational cluster f*#k to me, and would be typical of Snyder's organizations.  It may not winding up that way, but on the surface it seems almost designed to blur the lines so badly nobody can be held accountable when this doesn't work for the Foreskins, either.

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7 minutes ago, Sgt Schultz said:

This sounds like an organizational cluster f*#k to me, and would be typical of Snyder's organizations.  It may not winding up that way, but on the surface it seems almost designed to blur the lines so badly nobody can be held accountable when this doesn't work for the Foreskins, either.

Nah both report to Rivera and Rivera reports to Snider. Rivera has total roster control.

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8 hours ago, carpanfan96 said:

Nah both report to Rivera and Rivera reports to Snider. Rivera has total roster control.

Wait a minute...

...scotty sez "everybody in Washinton reports to Rivera"...

...does that not include "Snider"?

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2 minutes ago, SmokinwithWilly said:

Hurney is being brought in to make the 1st round pick. It's the only logical explanation.

Borrowing that lucky horseshoe up Marty's ass?  Bold move Cotton.

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lol this is funny as poo. Rivera wanted to put his man as GM and the FO had to step in and stop that from happening and had to make up a new role for Marty. 

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11 hours ago, KillerKat said:

lol this is funny as poo. Rivera wanted to put his man as GM and the FO had to step in and stop that from happening and had to make up a new role for Marty. 

It could be.  Snyder is not going to noticeably step in this early in Rivera's tenure.  That is not his style.  He prefers "the cover of darkness" so he would do something like that rather than tell Ron he's in charge, but not that in charge.  The more obvious  meddling (and undermining) will come in 2-3 years, which history tells us will make the situation tense and probably unworkable.  When that comes to a head, then everybody gets flushed out. 

The only coach/GM he let alone to run things was Gibbs, and that was because he was a legend that Snyder looked up to.  He didn't have much of a chance to do that with Spurrier because he was out the door on his own so quickly.  Schottenheimer was only there a year and the cycle played out with him over the span of a couple of weeks, mostly in an effort to sign Spurrier.

The closest owner I can compare him to is Bill Bidwill (Cardinals back in the 70s and 80s), except Snyder is not as tight-fisted with the money.  Bidwill was good at quietly imposing things that undermined his own people, and the fans would find out about it after the fact. 

He's not really like Jones in that he doesn't see the team as his toy, nor does he want the celebrity.  The thing they do have in common is their respective fans pretty much see them as the primary reason for their teams' problems.

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On 1/22/2021 at 11:16 AM, SizzleBuzz said:

Now that is interesting.

In isolation "General Manager" is nothing more than 2 words printed on a business card...

...it's entirely possible Snyder gave the "GM" title to Mayhew in order to secure that draft pick while creating another position (call it COO of Football Ops) to whom the GM reports. 

Aaaahh, the law of unintended consequences...

...illogical knee jerk policy decisions always create unintended consequences.

You don't get compensatory draft picks for hiring a minority GM. You get them if you lose a minority executives to a promotion. A gm cannot be lost to a promotion 

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