Posted October 22, 2012

Panthers fire GM Marty Hurney after 1-5 start

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The Panthers fired general manager Marty Hurney after a 1-5 start. (Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Monday morning the firing of general manager Marty Hurney. The move comes less than 24 hours after the Panthers struggled in a 19-14 loss to the Cowboys, dropping their record to 1-5.

“This was an extremely difficult decision,” Richardson said in a team statement. “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.”

Following the loss to the Cowboys, a frustrated Cam Newton said “something’s going to have to change” and wanted to implement a suggestion box.

Hurney recently took the blame for the team’s poor start, saying that he hates losing. He had been the Panthers GM since 2002.


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