Hurney leaves us nothing but a steaming pile

Return to Forum

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Newest First
  • david in smithfield Nov 12, 2012
    Towel Boy

    The offense struggles again and Riveria's answer is to fire the punting coach. Brilliant! The hapless Hurney is out the door, while we're stuck with the pieces. Hurney traded the 2010 1st round pick to Niners for a 2009 2nd & 4th which he used to draft DE Everette Brown (waived by Panters 2 yrs later, waived by SD) and RB Mike Goodson. Then Headache Hurney drafts Jimmy Clausen, any number of the 2nd Rd picks after Clausen have been productive starters. I would point out Jimmy Graham was picked in 3rd AFTER both Lafell and Armanti Edwards.

    I would not have drafted Newton, it may work out, but it is an enormously high risk with his character and maturity which was well known at that time. If you have #1 overall you have to use it wisely, not roll the dice on a high talent / low character guy. The talent assessment has been subpar, and the strategic use of draft picks has been squandered. I understand the uncertainties of the draft, that's why Bellichek has been so good, he prefers quantity; stockpiling 5-6 picks in Rds 3-5, knowing that 2 of those are likely to work out.

    Let's get someone with a little Moneyball approach who can work the draft more effectively. Just give us some grownups running the show!

  • Tizu Nov 12, 2012
    Sports Legend

    I agree 100%!

Newest First
  • CBB: Virginia at Pittsburgh

    Today at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Michigan State at Michigan

    Today at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Florida at Kentucky

    Today at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Arizona at Washington

    Today at 4:30 pm on FOX50

  • 5th Annual NFL Honors

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • Super Bowl 50: Panthers vs. Denver

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UNC at Boston College

    Tuesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State at Duke

    Today at 2:00 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • CBB: Purdue at Maryland

    Today at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Montreal

    Tomorrow at 2:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Super Bowl: Panthers vs. Denver

    Tomorrow at 5:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

NFL Scoreboard
Sunday, Feb. 7
Carolina 3:30 PT4:30 MT5:30 CT6:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST5:30 CT3:30 UAE (+1)18:30 ET21:30
Preview
Denver 
 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Feb. 6
Open Sud de France (ATP)
 
Ecuador Open (ATP)
 
Sofia Open (ATP)
Semifinals
(1) R. Bautista A77 4    
(6) G. Muller65 3    
(2) V. Troicki 
(7) M. Klizan