Please undo what you did or I'll be stuck in this thread forever.
A'ight....looks like we're back...sort of.
Lock this thread for fake news! I know from the endless posts on the GM search that Woody is Rex's puppet and that having a coach in place before a GM means you become a garbage team. No way Woody would use a first rate search firm to pick next GM when Rex has all the power.
I am going to have to work on my reading comprehension. You have always been a terrific poster but 2 of your three points are not true... Rex is not going to have a say in picking the GM...That has never been said period. It was said that he would be in the process... That process would include Rex and the GM each sharing his philosophy, and feeling comfortable they can coexist. Rex is part of the deal, all candidates know that. If you can't live with that you don't interview . The coach does not have final say on the roster. It has never been stated that is the case. It was specifically stated that the new GM would have final say on the draft and personnel.
You are simply correct on one thing... Rex is part of the deal! While my preference is to clean house, it is not going to happen. KFY is trying to find a GM that is comfortable moving forward with Rex... Does it limit our pool> yes! However, it does not mean we can't put a quality front office together. Reports say the Gamble interview did not go well. This board loves him, we know nothing!!! Gamble has not been hired or discussed going anywhere else. Let this thing play out . Relax already!!!!
How many teams are without a GM at the moment? 3? Jets, Browns and Chiefs?
We haven't heard anything from the Browns and Chiefs. I bet they are sitting back, reading all the names on twitter that Korn Ferry has recommended to the Jets, then will make their GM candidate list from that. Woody pays the bill, all the teams get the KF services!
The Chiefs GM will be Heckert or John Dorsey or some type of combination...
The Browns have reported they aren't in any hurry regarding their GM search..Banner and Haslam will handle it until the hire someone for GM or maybe just bring in a personnel guy..
BUT, lets pretend they couldn't foresee the problem and took the job. And lets pretend they did the full search, did their job, and said "here woody, Gamble is your guy (as you stated they did)," and woody shunned Gamble. Then, woody says, "I'm thinking about this guy Cohen (who we all think is a terrible choice and we can only assume K/F thinks so too)." What do you think they do then?
Do they think "oh well, we tried. Good luck with that one."?
Or do they give woody his money back and publicly walk away, so EVERYONE in the NFL knows that the new GM is not their choice?
Whoever gets hired, it'll be THEIR choice, and I'm willing to give him a chance, even if its Cohen. Only way I am upset about who gets hired is if they walk away and woody clearly hires someone he was advised against.
FWIW, when KF does a search for the firm I work for it takes a while...the process could be several months with various candidates. From the time the search commences to the signing of a contract averages about 4 months by my best guess.
Also, I posted 2 weeks ago that KF is a top notch firm when some of our colleagues became very critical of the ownership employing KF. In fairness, I am sure many never even heard of KF up until now.
Sounds like we should hire Jed Hughes as our new GM. Maybe he is the mystery candidate. :D
The disconnect here (I think) is in how we are all interpreting woody's words in the press conference. From my view, when he admitted that a stipulation for any prospective candidate is that the coach stays through 2013 he was saying essentially saying only he will determine whether Ryan stays or not.
I took this, as well as his statement that the head coach will be a part of hiring the next gm, as two impediments for hiring general managers but we will see. Anyway, I respect your point of view and we are all on board for wanting to see this team succeed!