Reeling Panthers cut cord with GM

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 22, 2012
The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager Marty Hurney following the team's 1-5 start this season. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in release Monday that it was an ''extremely difficult decision'' and that ''Marty made every effort to bring success to the Panthers and took the team to a Super Bowl and two NFC championship games.'' He said, ''Hnfortunately, we have not enjoyed the success we hoped for in recent years.'' Carolina has not made the playoffs since 2008. Hurney, the Panthers' GM since 2002, took responsibility for the team's failures in the release: ''I am responsible for everybody in coaching, the players, the scouts and everybody in football operations," he said in the release. "After six weeks, we are 1-5 coming off a 6-10 season.''
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