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Panthers fire General Manager Dave Gettleman after four years
No reason given for executive's dismissal
Published Monday, July 17, 2017 12:43 pm
by Herbert L. White

Carolina Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman has been fired.

The Panthers announced the change early Monday afternoon, brining a sudden end to a four-year run that included three straight NFC South titles and a berth in Super Bowl 50.

“After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement. “I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed.”

The team didn’t divulge why Gettleman, who came over from the New York Giants after Carolina jettisoned Marty Hurney, was let go. A replacement was not named.

The Panthers went 6-10 in 2016 after making the playoffs in each of Gettleman’s first three seasons, making Carolina the first team to win the NFC South in back-to-back seasons since realignment to eight four-team divisions.

Gettleman spent nearly 30 years in NFL scouting departments before joining the Panthers and was part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three championships with Denver in 1997 and the Giants in 2007 and 2011. He was with Buffalo in 1990 and 1991 when the Bills advanced to the Super Bowl.

Gettleman has been on the staff of 16 playoff teams in his career.



Good riddance! True fans don't like to see their favorite players cut and traded. All of us at Carolina would have loved to see Steve Smith and Deangelo Williams retire here. Letting Steve go was the worse than trading Kasey. Gettleman don't let the door hit you in the $ss on the way out!
Posted on July 17, 2017
Because Gettleman isn't handling Greg Olsen's request for a compensatory contract. Gettleman is the boss who likes to say "No"
Posted on July 17, 2017

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