Tanny and Woody have worked together since he bought the team and hell, has been working for the NYJ longer than Woody's owned the team. They are close and I'll be shocked if Tanny's completely shown the door.
Woody's a nice guy. I'm sure he's thinking about Tanny's family and his relationship with them, etc., and how hard it will be to fire MT.
I wish he was my boss, but not the owner of the NYJ in this instance.
Its amazing that some of you are so blood thirsty. Its not like Tannenbaum isn't responsible for the likes of Wilkerson and Coples. I think some of his other moves hurt and so firing him makes sense. But its not like he crippled this franchise.
This should be interesting.
And I'm sure Joe W. Namath(if he saw this thread yet) is dancing around with visions of Rex being given the boot but the reality is this :
The GM(whomever it is) might look at Rex and his Playoff success earlier and say to him "You've got THIS year(2013) to show me something".
Any GM who is worth bringing in wants to put his own stamp on the team.
He will want to rise or fall on HIS terms. On HIS decisions. On HIS choices.
To force anyone on a new GM is doing it ass-backwards.
If the new GM wants Rex, that's fine. That's his prerogative. But if he doesn't, he shouldn't be forced to keep him or anyone else.
I dunno,if I was a new GM coming in -who perhaps is one of the many people around the league who hold Rex and/or Tanny in very high regard for all we know-and I'm told that I can keep the current Staff but feel free to gut things if we don't make the playoffs at least next year then I'm thinking 'mulligan'...so basically I have a one year pass on the success of my regime..I can see some attraction in that.
You can't bring in a new GM and keep T. The new GM will feel that T has a better, longer relationship with Woody, and may be worried that Tannenbaum is constantly whispering in Woody's ear.
If you bring in a new GM, let him pick his staff. Tell him to evaluate Rex for 1 more year while the cap is brought back under control, and then, if the new GM doesn't like Rex, bring in someone he does like. The HC job will be more attractive as a bunch of dead contracts will be coming off the books.
Well this takes care of half the problem. Next on the chopping block is the head buffoon.
And not only are you misinformed but if your theory had any credibility, the Dodgers would have loaded up their purchased players "and there you go" and how did that work out?
As stated, no reputable GM is going to accept this josb withe Tanny still in hte building in any capacity. Not even janitor. This is fact.
If you want to keep Tanny, then you will have to settle for second or third tier GM candidates.
You may not like it, maybe you don't think that it is fair, but none the less, that is the way it is. Period. Exclamation point.