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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dave Gettleman - Your New General Manager

Dave Gettleman, Senior Personnel Analyst for the Giants, is the new Carolina Panthers' GM.

Here's my prior article on Gettleman. 

Working down from a list of six prospective candidates, Carolina interviewed all six in the last three days before deciding on Gettleman.

Ernie Accorsi, the former Giants GM who helped provide NY with the Tom Coughlin/Eli Manning combo and set in motion the Falcons' recent good luck with Mike Smith/Tom Dimitroff/Matt Ryan, compiled the list of candidates and did the preliminary work.  It's been suggested that interviews were primarily carried out by owner Jerry Richardson and President Danny Morrison.  Still, Accorsi's favorite was rumored to be Gettleman going into interviews, and he's who they hired.

The move will be officially announced next week.

Gettleman, the only candidate to have actually worked with Accorsi, was also the most experienced by about a decade, and the 62 year old wasn't just the most experienced - he was the most diversely experienced (college and pro scouting, and was a high school head coach), and the most educated (with two master's degrees).
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