What will Woody say if a Canadian Football League guy declines the Job?
Will he fire Rex then?
Stu Cowan @StuCowan1
Alouettes GM Jim Popp admits he wants a job in the NFL @mtlgazette: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...444/story.html …
What I think people are mistaking when it comes to vacant GM jobs. Yes there are only 32 in the world. But some are better than others. Some teams have great owners. Some have superstar QBs. Some have a long line of success.
Our job has none of this.
Even some of the bad jobs, Jax for instance, offer hungry candidates the opportunity to FIX the team. They have autonomy to make the required changes.
Then you have us where we are asking candidates to take this job, where above all of the problems that we have discussed throughout the site, where their success or failure is going to be dependent on Rex Ryan, a coach that has proven he can be a great X and O guy on defense, is beyond terrible on offense, pretty terrible when it comes to player development, and has the mentality where the short-sighted goals outweigh building the team the way the elite franchises build their team.
Good candidates can turn down this job and get more interviews. Take this job where the likelihood of failure is pretty high, never work again. Look at Tanny.
I agree with that. But if he really is as competent as everything I've read, I doubt he'd settle for a position with no real power, even to work in the NFL. And if Woody actually plans to give power to the next GM, anyone who comes off as competent during interviews will scare off Woody and Rex, because they'll realize Rex is a goner after next year.
If he comes here, it would be to work with a coach that is short term (only 2 years left), one that is replacing his entire staff and because they are waiting on the GM, all of the quality assistants who are not under contract will have plenty of offers. Not to mention the cap and free agent situation.
From the Jets point of view: this is a Jet move. Boom or Bust. It will make more headlines than any other GM hire. Probably ever. he could solve the OC problem with an innovative offensive mind.
From his perspective, if he comes here in a very challenging situation and he fails, he probably taints the entire CFL forever. Plus, no other front office may be willing to give him a second chance.
What will happen:
He will probably take an assistant GM position with an established GM. One who is confident in their track record and one that won't feel threatened by his presence.
What's really sad is, I think his best defensive game was the Houston game in 2009. Defense has regressed. The reason we are still highly ranked is because teams come into our games being ultra conservative knowing that we cannot score and we eventually turn the ball over multiple times.
If we had Luck throwi g the ball all over the place, our D would be ranked much longer.
After watching that game I thought we would lead the league in sacks.
And I have the 2010 Pats playoff game on the DVR. I watch it a lot. Love the Edwards flip at the end. Probably the best game of my lifetime with the 2002 GB and Ind games as close behind.
No one questions Rex's credentials as a defensive coach, the question is whether he is a head coach. Four years in and we still seem to lead the league in 12 men on the field penalties and blown timeouts because the offense is confused about the play. At what point does that stuff get fixed? And I haven't even mentioned the handling of Sanchez, which is grounds for firing on its own.
Count me in.
I'm jumpin on the Popp bandwagon.
Why do you guys want a guy from the CFL over an upcoming guy like Gamble (Idc if he didn't interview well, his resume says it all), Gaine, Seahawks guy, Dorsey, etc.