? what do you mean i thought it mad it clear. He applied for GM jobs throughout the NFL and was the presumed front runner but the people in the NFL said he sh*t the bed during the interview. It was his to lose and hes lost it
saying he put niners together more then idzik in seattle is also laughable. Gamble was there when they sucked and the 49ers didnt turn around until they got a new GM whom i give all the credit of rebuilding the 49ers to
edit: if he really was the mastermind behind the 49ers rebuilding the 49ers didnt seem to care when they let him go to the eagles for a lateral move.
There were several articles that were published when the GM search was in the early stages that listed who might be possible candidates and there were 3-4 that seemed like the best candidates....each had solid experience in scouting and personnel and had worked with teams like the Packers, Niners, Saints, Falcons Steelers and maybe Ravens, I think. Once I learned that all but Gamble said they had no interest in the job, and Gamble interviewed, said he wanted the job, but didn't get it, I stopped paying attention. I don't follow other NFL teams so never heard all the follow up negative stuff that you heard and didn't know that Gamble didn't get another GM job.
Gamble was with SF when they sucked, but had different job responsibilities. According to the information I read at the time, SF started getting better when he became more involved with making personnel decisions in the draft and with pro personnel.
Gamble may have been a disaster or he might have been every bit as solid as Idzik has been. Where a lot of fans were unhappy that Idzik stayed put and went strictly BPA, perhaps Gamble may have taken more of a balanced approach to the draft, balancing need with BPA and traded down when necessary to get a player he liked and get value. Then again, he may have reached for players or even taken Warmack at #9. In either case, I wouldn't have been happy with him for that. At any rate, it doesn't matter. He didn't get the job and Idzik seems to be doing a solid job. If he continues and proves to be a great hire, my thinking on this point will change and that will go in the positive column for Woody rather than negative.
I'm rooting for Idzik, because as I see it, if Woody will stay out of the way and let him do his job, he's the only hope that we fans have for a realistic shot at a Lombardi Trophy in the next 5 years or so.
Rex Ryan, the bag lady of NFL HCs.