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Panthers owner Jerry Richardson confident GM Dave Gettleman, Ron Rivera will get the job done

  • Carolina Panthers' new general manager Dave Gettleman, right, speaks during a news conference for the NFL football team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 as Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, left, team president Danny Morrison, second from left, and owner Jerry Richardson, seated at right, look on. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press

  • Carolina Panthers' new general manager Dave Gettleman listens to a question during a news conference for the NFL football team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press

  • Carolina Panthers' new general manager Dave Gettleman speaks during a news conference for the NFL football team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press

  • Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson speaks during a news conference for the NFL football team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The team introduced new general manager Dave Gettleman. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press

  • Carolina Panthers' new general manager Dave Gettleman smiles as he speaks during a news conference for the NFL football team in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is confident new general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Ron Rivera are the right men to "fix things" in Carolina.

The Panthers haven't been to the postseason since 2008 and haven't won a playoff game since 2005. Richardson says he's counting on both to change that trend soon.

Richardson introduced Gettleman at a news conference Tuesday, saying he likes that his new GM comes from a winning organization like the New York Giants. Gettleman has been to six Super Bowls and won three rings during his 25 seasons in the NFL working in pro personnel.

Gettleman, 61, wearing a Super Bowl ring on his right hand, told Richardson, "if we do this right, you and I will be holding up a trophy."