Was Pettine the source?
Well there goes our shot at getting a legit GM. I don't understand why the new guy can't decide Tanny's fate.
I'm not worried about Tanny being retained as problem re attracting qualified candidates. The coach is far more of a problem in that regard.
and yet another thread of circus acts. NY Jets = NFL Clowns
How is he connected with players on the team? How will Tannenbaum remaining with the team affect those players either way? Aura? How do you know what will be uncomofortable for the new GM? This has been done a lot throughout the NFL, ex coaches move upstairs to the front office, they hire coaches. I remember for years, after Ron Wolf stepped down, teams would hire him as a consultant, that didn't seem to impact the GM.
There is no downside to moving Tannenbaum into a role he is good at, it will not impact any players on the team. The biggest issue is the effect of moving Tannenbaum out of the GM role, and if Tannenbaum has burned bridges during his time as a GM with agents thoughout the league, that is the #1 thing that changes and with the Jets, and that is what everybody wants, that is what is happening.
If you give the guy coming in power to make the personnel decisions and hire his own staff with the exception of one measly person, then I think it is fair and acceptable.
Tanny is not going to be put in a place to threaten the current GM. Bradway didn't make Tanny feel threatened did he? So the guy coming in shouldn't feel threatened by Tanny.
Not if the GM candidate has full confidence in himself and establishes a good relationship with the owner. Not if the owner gives the GM full power over personnel decisions.Quote:
Originally Posted by EternalChampion;4747427[B
If they choose not to give full power over personnel decisions then there won't be a GM.
I just don't agree that Tannenbaum serving in an alternative role is bad in every sense, there are also a lot of good that can be made of it as mentioned.
I would probably agree that if a candidate was a high profile guy, he may want to clean house, but who is that guy out there worthy of consideration?
The team retained Bradway in a reduced role and neither Bradway or Tannenbaum had a problem with it.
The problem here is everybody is assuming that the team retaining Tannenbaum in a lesser role with the team, an obvious lesser role, but probably in a role he excelled at and made a name for himself, would impact the new GM. It did NOT impact Tannenbaum the first time, so why are we assuming that it will this time?
Again, Tannenbaum could also be a very good resource to the new GM as he settles into his new role. This wouldn't be the first time something like this is done, NFL front office types create relationships across the league, it's like people think Mike T doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows who Mike T is.
Unless it is a high profile guy, somebody who would WANT to come in and clean house, if the potential candidate has ties to Mike T, I would think it would be a rather seamless transition.
Too many are making assumptions without any basis.