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Former Carolina Panthers GM Hosting New Radio Show


Following a stint as an analyst for ESPN’s, “NFL Insiders,” former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney is set to begin a new career as a sports radio talk show host beginning next week.

Joining Hurney will be former WBT-AM (1110) host  Al Gardner and the duo’s show, to debut Monday at ESPN 730 from 1pm-3pm will be named, “Hurney and Gardner.”

Prior to being the Panthers General Manager

Courtesy of panthers.com

Courtesy of panthers.com

for 10 seasons before being let go by the organization in October of 2012, Hurney had experience in the media field as a sportswriter for the Washington Times before joining Carolina in 1998.

The General Manager who oversaw the franchise’s lone Super Bowl appearance and drafted the cornerstones of the franchise in Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, was fired following the team’s 1-5 start to begin the 2012 campaign.

Hurney was unable to save his position due to classic doomed decisions such as moving up and giving up draft picks to select players like Jimmy Clausen, Armanti Edwards, and Jeff Otah.  None of these players panned out and are no longer members of the team. Owner Jerry Richardson’s hand was forced after the team struggled early in the 2012 season.

With the long list of poor draft decisions, Hurney also dealt out several outrageous contracts during his tenure.  The high volume of contracts given to Panthers with injury history included: DeAngelo Williams (5 years, $43 million in 2011), Jonathan Stewart (6 years, $37.8 million in 2012), Jon Beason (6 years, $51.3 millionin 2011), and Thomas Davis (5 years, $36.5 million in 2011) didn’t earn Hurney much support after the team’s trouble in 2012.

As a result of the Hurney’s show, “The Pulse,” hosted by Bobby Rosinski and Chris Allison will move to 3pm and end at 7pm on ESPN 730 starting Monday.

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  • All Down Hill

    Here are some statistical facts
    about Armanti Edwards that you may have never seen in posts either from lazy
    low information writers or from writers with an agenda. Which category does Matthew Johnson fit in? It
    appears both. Who had the longest play from scrimmage in the 2012 season?
    Armanti Edwards. Who had the longest punt return in 2012? Armanti Edwards. Who
    had the longest kickoff return in 2012? AE. Who had the longest reception in
    2012? Armanti Edwards. Who had the best punt return average for the Panthers in
    2013 (by triple)? Armanti Edwards. Who has the 3rd best punt return average in
    a season in “NFL history”? Armanti Edwards (Steve Smith is #1 in NFL history).
    Who had the most yards per touch on the whole Panthers team in 2012? Armanti
    Edwards. Who accomplished all these team records with zero fumbles? Who did all
    this with less than 30 touches for the 2012 season? AE.
    The internet trolls and Michigan fans call me crazy; it seems to me AE
    should have played more.

    • Prospero2

      Great summary of this young players talent and potential. Personally, I wish he had put himself up in the draft was a QB, the position he excelled in as both a runner and passer. He might have been another RGII or Russell Wilson. But his versatility, speed, and evasiveness still make him a fine prospect for teams that (unlike the Panthers) can get past his position change.