Twitter is great for instant reactions to breaking news. It’s why we all love it, right? Well, that and the hot takes, of course.
Here are a few of the best reactions to Dave Gettleman’s firing from Twitter.
Former Panthers players
I want to publicly say @Panthers is off my list of teams I won't play for due to the firing of that snake Dave gettleman! ✊— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 17, 2017
So. Much. Salt.
Pure fire. Didn’t expect anything less from Agent 89.
Going to guess Gettleman firing... frustration mounted over Norman, lack of depth on OL, WR draft picks, then TD and Olsen unhappy.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) July 17, 2017
A well-reasoned thought. One of the few on Twitter these days.
Panthers beat writers
There's always been tension btwn front office and locker room b/c of unpopular moves Gettleman made. I'm told it's only increased of late.— Joe Person (@josephperson) July 17, 2017
A veteran player tells me he's not shocked by this Dave Gettleman news.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) July 17, 2017
That makes one of us.
Panthers players are just as shocked over general manager Dave Gettleman being fired as the general public... https://t.co/ERKA8128lc— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) July 17, 2017
Best of the rest
No matter Gettleman's popularity with players, the timing of this is very bad and no reasonable explanation will change that— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) July 17, 2017
DAVE GETTLEMAN JUST GOT FIRED WHAT— Harry (@panthersharry) July 17, 2017
Gettleman took over probably the 2nd worst cap situation in the NFL, so Im not sure what else he could have done during that time— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) July 17, 2017
Real Story of what happened: Dave said to JR "It's gotta be me or Bersin who goes." And JR said "Well, bye!"— Bradley Smith (@bdubsmitty) July 17, 2017
Sorry, couldn’t resist a little self promotion.
Oh, and in case you were worried it was performance-related:
Dave Gettleman took over a team four years removed from a winning season in horrific cap shape and went 40-23-1 with three division titles.— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) July 17, 2017
Something tells me it’s not.