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Post updates to the GM search in here.

SCHEDULED FOR INTERVIEWS

Jerry Angelo, former Bears GM

Brian Gaine, Dolphins assistant GM

Omar Kahn, Steelers director of football and business administration

HOLDING PATTERN: ALREADY INTERVIEWED, WAITING

Scott Cohen, Jets assistant GM

Tom Gamble, 49ers director of player personnel

Marc Ross, Giants director of college scouting

GONE, GOODBYE: HIRED ELSEWHERE

Dave Caldwell (Jaguars), former Falcons director of player personnel

Tom Telesco (Chargers), former Colts vice president of football operations

SORRY, NOT INTERESTED: DECLINED INTERVIEWS

Eric DeCosta, Ravens assistant GM

Jimmy Raye, Chargers director of player personnel

YES AND NO: CANCELLED INTERVIEW

Tom Heckert, former Browns GM

IN LIMBO: STILL INTEREST BUT EXPECTED TO GO ELSEWHERE

John Dorsey, Packers director of football operations

h/t F.Chowds....

I will continue to edit the OP.

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John Idzik, Seattle. Going to interview Friday.

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Dorsey from the Packers was interviewing, no?

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Thanks both

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Dorsey from the Packers was interviewing, no?

Last I heard interview was never scheduled. He was talked about as a major guy to go to KC with Reid, but I'm not sure whats going on there at the moment either.

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Jimmy Raye, San Diego

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SCHEDULED FOR INTERVIEWS

Jerry Angelo, former Bears GM

Brian Gaine, Dolphins assistant GM

Omar Kahn, Steelers director of football and business administration

HOLDING PATTERN: ALREADY INTERVIEWED, WAITING

Scott Cohen, Jets assistant GM

Tom Gamble, 49ers director of player personnel

Marc Ross, Giants director of college scouting

GONE, GOODBYE: HIRED ELSEWHERE

Dave Caldwell (Jaguars), former Falcons director of player personnel

Tom Telesco (Chargers), former Colts vice president of football operations

SORRY, NOT INTERESTED: DECLINED INTERVIEWS

Eric DeCosta, Ravens assistant GM

Jimmy Raye, Chargers director of player personnel

YES AND NO: CANCELLED INTERVIEW

Tom Heckert, former Browns GM

IN LIMBO: STILL INTEREST BUT EXPECTED TO GO ELSEWHERE

John Dorsey, Packers director of football operations

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Does anyone find it curious that Tannenbaum's name hasn't been linked to any teams?

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It’s been almost two weeks since the New York Jets informed general manger Mike Tannenbaum that he would not be continuing with the organization.  Team owner Woody Johnson has been working with Jerry Hughes of Korn/Ferry International to help in the search for qualified candidates to replace Tannenbaum.

Here’s what has happened so far:

San Francisco 49er director of player personnel Tom Gamble appeared to have the inside track to becoming the new GM but reports are Gamble has falling out of favor:

According to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble’s “star is not as bright with the Jets right now.” Gamble had once been considered the favorite.

Source: Rotoworld

  • Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell was brought in for a second interview but decided to accept the Jacksonville Jaguars GM position.
  • Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Dorsey postponed an interview and is considered to be the top choice as the Kansas City Chiefs new GM.
  • Then there was Tom Telesco former vice president of football operations for the Indianapolis Colts.  The Jets had contacted him about their GM job but Telesco just became the GM of the San Diego Chargers.
  • According to reports Former Colts GM Bill Polian declined to even meet with the team.
  • Former Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert canceled a scheduled interview because of concerns about the Jets salary cap situation.

With only two other teams (Browns and Chiefs, likely to land Dorsey) without a GM the Jets have scheduled interviews with several candidates:

Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik:

Idzik is in his sixth season with the Seahawks. According to the team website, he oversees player negotiations, the team’s compliance with the salary cap, transactions, staff and team contracts, among other duties. Idzik entered the NFL in 1993 with the Bucs.

Source: Rotoworld

Former Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo:

Angelo, who was fired from his post in Chicago after the 2011 season, is the only known candidate with experience as a GM. He was the Bears’ GM for 11 years, compiling an 87-73 record and building the team that reached Super Bowl XLI.

Source: ESPN New York/Rich Cimini

Miami Dolphins assistant general manager Brian Gaine:

Gaine began his tenure in Miami as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel and was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2012. He’s served as General Manager Jeff Ireland’s right-hand man for the past five offseasons.

Source: Sun Sentinel/Omar Kelley

Pittsburgh Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan:

Khan, a general manager candidate in the past few years, has thrived in contract negotiations and salary cap navigation, two areas that the Jets desperately need to improve. Khan has been the Steelers’ chief contract negotiator for more than a decade.

Source: NY Daily News/ Manish Metha

New York Jets “insider” assistant general manager Scott Cohen has interviewed and being considered.  Cohen could be the last man standing if the latest round of interviews doesn’t yield a replacement.  Just wonder how fans will feel having a guy who learned from the last GM making salary and personnel decisions?

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the Jets will interview Seahawks VP of football administration John Idzik for their general manager vacancy on Friday.

Names are flying out of the woodwork regarding the GM opening in New York as the team regroups and looks for Mike Tannenbaum's successor. Idzik is in his sixth season with the Seahawks. According to the team website, he oversees player negotiations, the team's compliance with the salary cap, transactions, staff and team contracts, among other duties. Idzik entered the NFL in 1993 with the Bucs.

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With the names that emerged today, I finally feel like the search firm is doing more than reading who the other GM-less teams are talking to on twitter. LOL

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With the names that emerged today, I finally feel like the search firm is doing more than reading who the other GM-less teams are talking to on twitter. LOL

Agree completely. Not sure if the other guys are known because they're actually talented and vice-versa for the unknowns we've 'dug up' today.

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Does anyone find it curious that Tannenbaum's name hasn't been linked to any teams?

I'd find it far more curious if someone were interested in hiring him. His alleged strength is working the cap, but he sucks at that.

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What's become abundantly clear is that the Jets have no semblance of an organizational plan regarding this new GM, and are going to hire "a" guy and hope that he fits. They don't know if they want a cap guy, a personnel guy, a Canadian, a retread, or a kid GM. They've done no self-assessment of their current staff and are keeping their fingers crossed that whoever comes in will magically pull all these disparate parts together to form a cohesive front office. They need to sit down and identify what they want their front office to do, exactly, and then go find THE guy that can get them there. Instead, like everything under Rex Ryan, they're going to plug somebody into a position and then act shocked when it doesn't work.

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With the names that emerged today, I finally feel like the search firm is doing more than reading who the other GM-less teams are talking to on twitter. LOL

Agree...hated Kahn at first, then read an article posted in that thread. May be a good candidate

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Someobody witll take the money and hope it works out. But seems like the Jets went from 3 viable sensible candidates(Ross,. Caldwell, Gamble) to a field of 20 since the debacle presser. That doesn't bespeak a well-thought out process but rather winging it. More proof Rex Ryan is basically running things for lack of a more accurate verb.

Culd it be Gamble or Ross fired some questions back about the complete lack of chain of command, decision flow chart, the GM's authority. how Rex Ryan is niw clearly the final word? Johnson has established Wrecks Ryan is the New York Jets, period. And anybody who questons that structure(really chaos) is not welcome.

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Someobody witll take the money and hope it works out. But seems like the Jets went from 3 viable sensible candidates(Ross,. Caldwell, Gamble) to a field of 20 since the debacle presser. That doesn't bespeak a well-thought out process but rather winging it. More proof Rex Ryan is basically running things for lack of a more accurate verb.

Culd it be Gamble or Ross fired some questions back about the complete lack of chain of command, decision flow chart, the GM's authority. how Rex Ryan is niw clearly the final word? Johnson has established Wrecks Ryan is the New York Jets, period. And anybody who questons that structure(really chaos) is not welcome.

I actually dont think this proves anything. The same tactic was used by Jed Hughes in Seattle.

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This looks like a dog and pony show interviewing everyone in the NFL.

If I was Gamble, Id tell the Jets to take my name off your list.

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This looks like a dog and pony show interviewing everyone in the NFL.

If I was Gamble, Id tell the Jets to take my name off your list.

We don't even want him, Scott Cohen's interview was a revelation.

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What's become abundantly clear is that the Jets have no semblance of an organizational plan regarding this new GM, and are going to hire "a" guy and hope that he fits. They don't know if they want a cap guy, a personnel guy, a Canadian, a retread, or a kid GM. They've done no self-assessment of their current staff and are keeping their fingers crossed that whoever comes in will magically pull all these disparate parts together to form a cohesive front office. They need to sit down and identify what they want their front office to do, exactly, and then go find THE guy that can get them there. Instead, like everything under Rex Ryan, they're going to plug somebody into a position and then act shocked when it doesn't work.

You know that the Jets haven't done a self assessment how exactly?

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What's become abundantly clear is that the Jets have no semblance of an organizational plan regarding this new GM, and are going to hire "a" guy and hope that he fits. They don't know if they want a cap guy, a personnel guy, a Canadian, a retread, or a kid GM. They've done no self-assessment of their current staff and are keeping their fingers crossed that whoever comes in will magically pull all these disparate parts together to form a cohesive front office. They need to sit down and identify what they want their front office to do, exactly, and then go find THE guy that can get them there. Instead, like everything under Rex Ryan, they're going to plug somebody into a position and then act shocked when it doesn't work.

WE'RE LOOKING UNDER EVERY ROCK, TOM

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I will give some slack to the Jets right now- better to get a pool of candidates and assess pros and cons of each of them

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You know that the Jets haven't done a self assessment how exactly?

Listening to and observing the offseason process thus far

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This looks like a dog and pony show interviewing everyone in the NFL.

If I was Gamble, Id tell the Jets to take my name off your list.

There are only 32 of these jobs in the NFL and you're up for one of them, but you would have your name removed because the team is looking at all possibilities? Interesting.

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Normally when you search for a candidate to fill a position in any capacity, there are certain skill sets that you are looking for, in order to compliment your organization.

In this case, the Jets just seem to want the quality of: Must have been associated with a football team one time or another.

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