Today Panthers owner Jerry Richardson put the Panthers on a new course. Here's is Richardson's statement on the decision:
Hurney out as general manager
"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."
As I would expect Hurney was very gracious on the Big Cat's decision:
"I am very fortunate to have been a part of one of the best organizations in the NFL since 1998," Hurney said. "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."
Just when we thought there was no hope for this franchise Big Cat shakes things up. So does this give you renewed hope for future seasons?