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RockyMountainSaint 10-22-2012 10:04 AM

PFT: Panthers fire general manager Marty Hurney
 
Panthers fire G.M. Marty Hurney | ProFootballTalk
After a 1-5 start dampened the enthusiasm brought about by the drafting of Cam Newton and a four-win bounce last season, the Panthers fired general manager Marty Hurney.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced the move in a statement Monday morning.

“This was an extremely difficult decision,” Richardson said. “Marty made every effort to bring success to the Panthers and took the team to a Super Bowl and two NFC championship games. Unfortunately, we have not enjoyed the success we hoped for in recent years.

“I have the greatest respect and admiration for Marty and will always appreciate the way he tirelessly served the organization.”

Hurney took over as Panthers general manager in 2002, and helped build the Panthers into a team that made a Super Bowl and two NFC Championship Games in the next four seasons, and won a division title in 2008.

But things bottomed out after that, as the relationship with coach John Fox went south, leading to a 2-14 record in 2010.

“I am very fortunate to have been a part of one of the best organizations in the NFL since 1998,” Hurney said in the statement. “As General Manager I will always regret not helping us win the Super Bowl or having back-to-back winning seasons. I hope this change starts accomplishing the direction to those goals.

“I understand this decision by Mr. Richardson and will always have an extremely close relationship with him. I consider him the best owner in the NFL. I am responsible for everybody in coaching, the players, the scouts and everybody in football operations. After six weeks, we are 1-5 coming off a 6-10 season.”

We’ll have more on this as the day progresses.

D_it_up 10-22-2012 10:41 AM

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I wonder if Ryan Khalil is regretting the ad he put in the newspapers saying that the Panthers were going to win the Super Bowl this year?

saintfan 10-22-2012 10:45 AM

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Yeah. They had to sacrifice somebody.

WhoDat!656 10-22-2012 11:11 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by D_it_up (Post 451019)
I wonder if Ryan Khalil is regretting the ad he put in the newspapers saying that the Panthers were going to win the Super Bowl this year?

Did he say the kittens were going to win the Super Bowl? I thought the ad said they were going to the Super Bowl?

D_it_up 10-22-2012 11:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 451031)
Did he say the kittens were going to win the Super Bowl? I thought the ad said they were going to the Super Bowl?

It may have been just going to the Super Bowl. Either way, he's probably catching a lot of hell from the fans for being an idiot.

D_it_up 10-22-2012 11:18 AM

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Just looked it up. He gave reasons why they would win. Here's the link: View Ryan Kalil's full-page 'Super Bowl' ad | CharlotteObserver.com

RockyMountainSaint 10-22-2012 11:22 AM

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Hurney’s firing a reflection of Richardson’s mortality | ProFootballTalk

Danno 10-22-2012 12:16 PM

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So THATS why Cam Newton was sucking so bad.:rolleyes:

MatthewT 10-22-2012 12:23 PM

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Guess this one is a start for the Panthers. Along with the Saints, has to be one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL. I fully expected the Panthers to compete for a playoff spot this year. If they don't turn it around, my guess is Ron Rivera will be chopped after the end of this season.

QBREES9 10-22-2012 01:07 PM

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UM the GM really


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