Marty Hurney named interim general manager


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -? Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher has a message to those who took joy in the team's firing of general manager Dave Gettleman on Monday. He was fired during the 2012 season after the Panthers struggled to win and were in bad shape from a salary cap perspective.

Fournette is probably going to be a quality starting running back in the NFL, but McCaffrey is more suited to carry Carolina's offense into the future.

Bringing back Hurney now gives the organization time to find a full-time replacement after the season with players reporting to training camp on Tuesday. He had a lot to do with the core of our team being in place.

Oher's support of Gettleman shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

Rivera, however, didn't have issues with Gettleman.

"There is going to be plenty of time to get this deal done".

That received harsh criticism from both players, who responded on social media with satisfaction after Gettleman was fired.

Smith, released following the 2013 season, tweeted, "It's Okay! I don't even know what would get it done today, honestly".

Gettleman's tenure in Charlotte was characterized by several cold-blooded business decisions that clearly rubbed some players the wrong way. Olsen, 31, has two years left.

Hurney said his first order of business is to meet with coach Ron Rivera and that he's confident the two of them will work together to make the right decisions for the team in the near and long terms.

"We had actually engaged in contract talks", Davis said.

Johnson was quick to support Hurney's return when news surfaced that a reunion might happen.

"That's an unfair statement, " he continued. With Beane hired as the Bills GM and taking former Panthers scout Joe Schoen (Dolphins) to be his top assistant, Gregory is the strongest in-house consideration.