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So who's our next GM?


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#1 Jetsfan80

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

I don't think we've really taken this topic head on, but this is now the most important question heading into the offseason.

Obviously, the candidates below are assumed to be: 1) available, and 2) willing to work under Woody Johnson. Neither of which are guaranteed to be the case.

But whoever the new GM is will, of course, be making the all-important decision on whether or not to fire Rex, who the new scouting personnel will be, and who our QB of the present and future are.

Some of the candidates:

http://www.sbnation....nager-positions

Marc Ross, Director of College Scouting, New York Giants
Marc Ross has already been interviewed for general manager jobs in the past, and seems like a strong candidate to make the jump this offseason. Few teams have drafted as well as the Giants have during Ross' tenure as director of college scouting. Jason Pierre-Paul and Hakeem Nicks are among the most notable picks during his five years, but Ross has been a part of putting together two Super Bowl rosters. I think he will get his chance at the big time this offseason.

Eric DeCosta, Assistant General Manager, Baltimore Ravens
Eric DeCosta has worked for Ozzie Newsome for the past 17 years. That alone makes him an intriguing GM candidate. Take into account that he has performed a variety of roles in the Ravens' front office, including Director of College Scouting and Director of Player Personel, and DeCosta becomes a very attractive option for team's looking for a general manager. He is thought to be the man who will replace Newsome when his career is over, though, so it may be tough for a team to lure him away.

Omar Khan, Director of Football and Business Administration, Pittsburgh Steelers
Omar Khan is thought of as one of the finest salary cap and contract negotiating experts in the NFL. He has worked with the Steelers since 2001, helping to bring the team a pair of Super Bowl titles. Pittsburgh obviously wants to keep him in the fold, so he will be a tough guy to land. He is not as highly regarded for his personel decisions, so that could make some teams hesitant about giving him full control.

Mike Maccagnan, Director of College Scouting, Houston Texans
Few teams have developed the type of roster depth that the Houston Texans have over the past four years. Mike Maccagnan has played a vital role in the draft process for the Texans and has proven himself as a talent evaluator. That doesn't always translate into success as a general manager, but it's not a bad starting point. He should be on the radar of teams seeking a new GM.

Brian Gutekunst, Director of College Scouting, Green Bay Packers
Brian Gutekunst has truly worked his way up from the bottom in the scouting world. He started off as an intern and has now been with the Packers for 14 years after a brief stint in Kansas City. The Packers are widely regarded as having one of the most successful scouting departments in the entire NFL. Gutekunst may be young, but he has tons of experience in evaluating talent.

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Russ Ball, Packers VP of football administration/player finance: Known as a good people person with an ability to manage, Ball has overseen the Packers cap since 2008 and has 23 years of NFL experience with five teams. He actually got his start as a strength coach. That diversity of experience -- and his association with a championship program -- makes him an intriguing candidate.

Nick Caserio, Patriots director of player personnel: The 36-year-old has quickly become one of the most respected personnel guys on the circuit, with steely focus and drive, and worked extensively on the coaching side as well during the Patriots' championship years. As one GM said, "He gets it." That likely would be apparent in an interview setting, but it won't be easy to pry him from Bill Belichick's side.

Brian Gaine, Dolphins director of player personnel: Miami's instability notwithstanding, Gaine was part of constructing the Cowboys' talent-rich roster in the middle of the decade, sat next to Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland in the draft room in Miami, and has worked both small-picture (advance scouting) and big-picture (team building) parts of an operation. Gaine is well-regarded in the scouting community.

Tom Gamble, 49ers director of player personnel: This season in San Francisco has caused a lot of folks to re-evaluate how the 49ers were built. Scot McCloughan, having already been a GM, doesn't qualify for this list, but he might get another look as a GM (maybe in Oakland), and Gamble's is another name sure to come up, with his experience in pro and college scouting, contract negotiations and coaching.

Dennis Hickey, Buccaneers director of player personnel: Promoted this year after serving for six years as the team's college scouting director, Hickey played a big part in turning Tampa Bay's roster over, from an aging group under Jon Gruden to its current state as the league's youngest team. Even though the Bucs are struggling now, there's still a strong base to build around.

Will Lewis, FORMER Seahawks director of pro personnel: Lewis is another ex-Packer personnel man. He went with Ted Thompson to Seattle in 2000 and carries a pretty complete résumé. He's regarded as a solid evaluator and hard worker with leadership potential. He also brings experience as an NFL player and a coach. The Seahawks' continued improvement will only help his cause.

[NOTE: Lewis resigned his post on February 10th and is currently unemployed by any NFL team.]

Pat Moriarty, Ravens VP of football administration: Another "cap guy", but one with a very interesting background. Moriarty briefly played in the NFL and was in commercial banking for more than a decade after that. He joined the Belichick Browns in 1994 and has managed the financial structure of one of the NFL's most stable rosters over the past decade, while working closely with Newsome.

Ruston Webster, Titans VP of player personnel: Quietly, Tennessee has built a solid roster, seems to have found the right mix at quarterback and has ridded itself of troubled players without a big talent dropoff. Seattle's interim GM before John Schneider was hired, Webster was part of that the past two years, and part of Tampa Bay's late-1990s/early-2000s rebuilding, and has a wealth of pro and college scouting experience.

Doug Whaley, Bills assistant general manager: Whaley is considered the future in Buffalo, working now at the side of Buddy Nix. The roster has improved greatly of late, despite the team's recent swoon, due to Nix and Whaley's ability to turn over every rock to find talent. Just as important, Whaley was raised in the Steeler system, so he has strong knowledge of what a championship team looks like.


Other candidates:

Charlie Casserly, former GM: Houston Texans from 2000-2006

Scott Pioli, former Director & VP of Player Personnel: Patriots from 2001-2008
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#2 afosomf

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

casserly or acosta mon
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#3 Jetsfan80

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Khan, Moriarty and Gaine probably would interest me least on the lists above. Khan and Moriarty for their reputation as "cap guys" and Gaine because he's not exactly learning from the best in Jeff Ireland.

The rest are intriguing though.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

William Welch Deloitte or George Touche

Honorable mention to: A.C. Ernst and Arthur Young
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

I ask again: why would any of those people want to work for Woody Johnson?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Btw, I betcha the whole gang is back next year.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

Just based on good drafting the Giants, Steelers and texans guys are worth a look
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

I ask again: why would any of those people want to work for Woody Johnson?


how bout' because it's not nearly as bad as you and your brethren would have us believe?

Edited by Pac, 16 November 2012 - 01:06 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

how bout' because it's not nearly as bad as you and your brethren would have us believe?


Agreed. We'll be right back in the playoffs next year. Book it.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

why because money and power talks
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

I ask again: why would any of those people want to work for Woody Johnson?


I covered that in the original post. We can't assume any of them will be willing to, but probably can guess at least one or two suckers might. We're in a big market and Woody is willing to spend to win. That has to count for something to a long-time executive looking to get his shot at running a team.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

Btw, I betcha the whole gang is back next year.


Depends on how we finish. Think Woody won't roll some heads at 5-11?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Herm Edwards. No joke

Herm drafted:

Brandon Carr
Brandon Flowers
Bernard Pollard
Jamal Charles
Tamba Hali
Santana Moss
Lamont Jordan
Jon Vilma
Bryan Thomas
Jon McGraw
Chris Baker
Jer Cotchery
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

^ holy crap herm was good


who is the sam presti of football though. I want him
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

Agreed. We'll be right back in the playoffs next year. Book it.


This year isn't over yet. Still might have some noise to make.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

I covered that in the original post. We can't assume any of them will be willing to, but probably can guess at least one or two suckers might. We're in a big market and Woody is willing to spend to win. That has to count for something to a long-time executive looking to get his shot at running a team.


He's also more than willing to demand that his executives acquire players who'll sell tickets. That counts for a lot more to a guy like Ross or DeCosta, who can basically sit back and wait for a big-boy team to call.

Depends on how we finish. Think Woody won't roll some heads at 5-11?


Maybe. Hopefully. I'm just assuming the worst as a matter of course at this point.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

He's also more than willing to demand that his executives acquire players who'll sell tickets. That counts for a lot more to a guy like Ross or DeCosta, who can basically sit back and wait for a big-boy team to call.


Certainly we can expect the top-of-the-line guys perhaps to turn us down. No argument there. But Woody has to know at this point he needs a real football guy and can't simply push him around. I would hope.

Maybe. Hopefully. I'm just assuming the worst as a matter of course at this point.


I rescind my statement above. We will go 7-9 and Woody will make no changes. When he finally does, it will be another puppet who will make Michael Vick our QB.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

We should hire a women, that will get us headlines!
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Certainly we can expect the top-of-the-line guys perhaps to turn us down. No argument there. But Woody has to know at this point he needs a real football guy and can't simply push him around. I would hope.


The checkbook is our only hope. Woody can still land a guy like DeCosta (or Polian, or whoever) if he wises up and hands the guy a blank check.

I rescind my statement above. We will go 7-9 and Woody will make no changes. When he finally does, it will be another puppet who will make Michael Vick our QB.


Didn't that feel good?
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#21 Jetsfan80

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

Didn't that feel good?


Yes, strangely enough. I feel like T0mShane must feel every day.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Yes, strangely enough. I feel like T0mShane must feel every day.


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#23 T0mShane

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

This year isn't over yet. Still might have some noise to make.



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#24 T0mShane

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Yes, strangely enough. I feel like T0mShane must feel every day.




Like a rogue bounty hunter scouring the apocalyptic wasteland for fine foods and hot bitches?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

I like the thought of DeCosta. He's learning business from one of the savviest business men in the country in Steve Bisciotti and just by osmosis I'd think he's learned how to be a great GM from Newsome.
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