Marty Hurney’s name floated as a Panthers interim G.M.

AP

Today’s surprising news that the Panthers have fired General Manager Dave Gettleman could be followed by another surprise: The return of former G.M. Marty Hurney.

Both Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network have mentioned former Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney as a consideration for an interim G.M. to handle the job in Carolina this year.

With training camps opening in less than two weeks, there’s not a lot of time to find a new G.M. in Carolina. Bringing Hurney on to handle the job through the 2017 season, and then hiring a new full-time G.M. early in 2018, could make some sense.

Hurney joined the Panthers’ front office in 1998 and was promoted to G.M. in 2002. He was fired during the 2012 season.

20 responses to “Marty Hurney’s name floated as a Panthers interim G.M.

  1. Richardson is terrible. He is so concerned about image for those fickle, front-running fans.

    You can’t pay for the past and what a player did years ago. You have to pay based on the future, the market, and what the player projects to do moving forward.

    No offense, but Thomas Davis demanding a new deal at age 34 after 2 ACLs in a fast, passing league, is suicide.

    These selfish players and their wives simply have no idea what it takes to win a SB.

    Remember when Hurney held onto Peppers in 2009 instead of dealing him and at least taking a 1s rd pick in return into the Lockout?

    He wanted 2 1st rd picks from a team that would have been forced to pay Peppers 16 mil per!

    That’s called being delusional.

  2. I bet that Dave Beane guy or whatever his name is that left the #2 spot with Carolina to go be the GM in Buffalo is kicking himself right now.

    Living in Charlotte is better than living in Buffalo every day of the year.

  3. Bring him back and you’ll get the following…

    Davis 3 year 41 million (5m to sign, 10m / 12m / 14m)
    Olsen 3 year 38 million (8m to sign, 9m / 10m / 12m)

    Kuechly is already the highest paid inside but he’ll re-up him too.

  4. If this happened before the draft, sure since most of the key players that made up the core of their Super Bowl run were his draft picks, which people conveniently forget when slamming him. However, I don’t think he’s the best cap manager for this part of the job. Gettleman still hadn’t drafted a stud player 4 years in. That might change with players from last year getting more playing time like Thompson or players from this draft making an impact, but he wasn’t exactly lighting the world on fire himself. He improved the team’s depth, which helped with special teams depth and helped to win some of those close games they had been losing, but other than that, he was an average GM picking players from my vantage point with that Norman jettison without compensation last year still a head scratcher a year later when you had control of him for at least one more year of his prime.

  5. They could do far worse than having Smarty Marty back, especially if it is just on a temporary basis. Hurney was a Richardson guy all the way so it wouldn’t be far-fetched shocking if they went that route, even more so with the time being what it is at the moment. It’s probably the best case scenario given the situation.

  6. The first thing Gettleman did was to alienate fans by firing the best Panther of all time. Ego issues, as much anything, got him fired.

    Dude has interpersonal relationship problems. Other than firing or prompting early retirement for starting veteran players, Gettleman, in a very Trumpian fashion, wanted to be the story, instead of protecting his MVP QB, he has left Cam naked, with no protection.

    He also left Cam without any play-makers. It was a terrible hire and we all know why a man 60+ years old, never made it to a GM job. I’m glad to see him go.

  7. Man, Hurney’s name has been connected to this opening for 18 hours, and he’s already traded the Panthers 2019 first rounder for a 2018 middle-2nd.

    This is gonna be fun.

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