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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney on Monday following a disappointing 1-5 start to the 2012 season. Hurney, who held the general manager position since 2002, saw everything unravel quickly and unexpectedly over the past two-and-a-half seasons. From 2002-2009, the John Fox-led Panthers made the playoffs three times (2003, 2005, 2008), advanced to two NFC Championship games (2003, 2005) and one Super Bowl (2003). However, in 2010, Hurney came under scrutiny when the team finished 2-14 with then-rookie Jimmy Clausen under center. John Fox left for Denver at the end of the season, but Hurney, to the surprise of many, was retained for the 2011 season. Enter Cam Newton and Ron Rivera. Hurney's seat cooled a little bit after Cam Newton's phenomenal rookie season, even though the Panthers finished with a modest 6-10 record. However, the Panthers had much higher expectations this season. "Rebuilding mode" and "moral...
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