Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule will make a significant contribution to who will take over as the organization’s CEO after Marty Hurney’s resignation on Monday.
So what does Rhule want from a general manager? He said in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he does not want to take care of himself, because he believes that it will prevent him as a coach. What he wants is someone who knows how to manage all the procedures and details of managing a list, can assess their talent and challenge their ideas for the list, while having the same overview for the future.
“I want someone who is good at staff, who is good at building a list, “said Rhule. “Obviously, like everything else, I have opinions on how we should play defense, but I don’t call them defensive games. I have opinions on how I want to run our offensive, but I don’t call our games offensive. He’s collaborating with Phil Snow, Joe Brady, all our coaches. And that’s how I see the staff. I want someone who knows the depths of the evaluation. I want someone who knows the details of the salary cap and the list and all the notifications and rules of the board. If I tried to do that, it would bother me and take me away from what I know.
“For me, I think we want an aligned organization. We want an organization with the same vision. But we don’t want an organization with the same ideas. We want people who are willing to argue, fight, scratch and claw, but everyone works together. I had this with Marty. I definitely did and I enjoyed the time. Now that we’re moving forward, that’s what I want. I want someone to grow a list, find talent and believe in what they believe and want to do together. ”
It’s a structure similar to what Pete Carroll has in Seattle with John Schneider as GM. Also, what Buffalo Bills has with Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane. The general manager will lead the personnel department, will manage the research staff, both at professional and college level, and will manage the salary caps. Rhule can focus on the team coach, while the main office seems to match the staff on the field with the scheme and wishes of the coaching staff. But in the end, Rhule’s vision continues to lead the team.