A couple of things I took from the Gettleman interview posted on the Panthers official site:
He's already working with Rivera to hire several new assistant coaches, foremost among them an offensive coordinator, but Gettleman has no initial intention of making changes to the staff already in the building.
"Moving forward, my plan is to work with the current Panther family to get this thing right," Gettleman said. "I told Ron, 'I don't have a list of head coaches in my back pocket. I have no interest in that.' I told the pro (personnel) guys already and I will tell the college guys that I don't have a list of personnel people in my back pocket.
I like this from him. Instead of coming in and giving Rivera a flat out ultimatum for next season, he seems to have instilled in Rivera that he's going to fully back him and the rest of his staff and work with him to get things working. As much as I've come down on Rivera, as many others have, lately, I've ALWAYS felt Rivera deserves a third year and seeing Gettleman fully back him and his staff really says a lot about the guy. Sure, if the decision to bring in a new coach was his to make, I'm sure he'd go that route, but at least he didn't put it in Rivera's mind that this would be a lame duck year so he could get his own coach in '14 and Rivera wouldn't have a chance regardless of how the team plays. Maybe Gettleman's backing of Rivera will give him more inspiration to excel next season.
"The first thing you have to do is properly evaluate your team. You have to do it unemotionally. You have to do it objectively," he said. "When it comes to the cap, the most important thing you have to do is put the proper value on the player. You get into trouble when you overpay. The litmus test on the cap is, 'If the ink is dry and you're not happy, then you made a mistake.' That's basically it.
"We'll sit down, discuss the issue, we'll make sure we ask the right questions so that we'll get the right answer, and then we'll make decisions. If it's a situation where I have to make a unilateral decision, that's a part of the gig. That's my job. That's what Mr. Richardson has hired me to do."
This tells me this guy will be much more willing to make the harder decisions that Hunrey just wasn't' able to do when it came to veterans on the team (signing Delhomme to a $48 mil deal after a 6 turnover playoff loss and sinking $89 mil into 3 RB's). And it brings me back to guys like Gamble, Gross, Williams, Stewart, Beason, and as much as I fucking hate to say it... even Smitty. With the high price tags on all of these guys, I wouldn't be shocked to see at least half of them cut or traded by 2014 to bring that cap figure down.
Like I said before, I'm excited to see where this team might go now with Gettleman as our GM... but I'm not the least excited about the possibility of losing a lot of our fan favorites like Smitty and Double Trouble. Smitty will always be the heart and soul of the Panthers along with the likes of Sam Mills. As a die hard fan, I'm not looking forward to the day that time comes. All I can do is hope Gettleman and Rivera can turn this team around quick enough to get Smitty that SB ring b/c he truly deserves it.
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