Luke Kuechly

Panthers rehire Hurney as interim general manager

Marty Hurney believes he is better prepared to make personnel decisions this time around with the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers Wednesday brought back Hurney to be their interim general manager, two days after owner Jerry Richardson surprisingly fired Dave Gettleman.

Hurney was the Panthers GM from 1998-2012. He is credited for building the core of a team that reached the Super Bowl two seasons ago — most of which still remains intact — but he also drew criticism for being too loyal to aging veterans by giving out too many big contracts.

Hurney said he needs to more analytical — and less emotional — in his decisions.

"When the emotional part takes over...