"journalism" is the easiest job to do these days. If you can write somewhat clearly and tell your editor you have a source or two, you can get away with anything. nothing like taking advantage of the first amendment. I am tuning out all media tweets, etc., until I see a guy at a press conference being introduced as the next GM
I'd also wager that this is the highest profile search that KF has been involved in with sports. It's national news; when Seattle hired a GM in 09 was Jay Glazer reporting on the Fox pregame about it? Of course not. The pressure to get it right is huge for KF. Everyone's watching, so if Woody and Rex had a nonstarter like that as a demand, I'm sure KF squashed it.
I don't disagree that between the QB, the cap, and the coach some candidates might have concerns. But think of what a legend you'd be as a GM if you brought a SB to NYC and the NYJ. Namath running off the field in Miami is the most iconic image in NFL history. These guys have egos that are monstrous. You can't convince me that a bunch of guys don't think that they can do the job and are in fact convinced that they can win a SB once they get a chance to make the decisions.
These don't seem to be very good candidates. I think we need someone from one of the premier organizations, and the person should have scouting/personnel experience. None of these three have those qualities.
2) The good teams make decisions for the good of the football team not for marketing reasons. Do you think the Giants, Steelers, Patriots or Packers make decisions which best interest is anything other then winning. What Woody does not realize is winning is your best marketing.
3) As far as GM is concerned I am only interested in getting a real football guy here whom will be strong and not influenced by ownership. I do not want any retread like the previous GM in Chicago (which is total disaster waiting to happen). I would prefer a GM whom came out of winning organization whom is a player personnel guy.
4) I hate to slam the Jets record because I love the Jets but the Jets record is influenced by a team that rested its team in order for the Jets to back into the playoffs. The Jets did not exactly dominate its way to back to back championship games.
5) I think the Jets record for the past decade and a half has been OK but how many Super Bowl's are there? I think of the rest of this decade and I can see this team being a joke.
Just know this, if Bradway was our GM, Russell Wilson would be our starting QB and not the load of dog SH!T we have now.
In the meantime, losers like Manish are laughing as they think of the raise they are going to get down the road for shoveling all of this BS.
As to Jerry Angelo:
The headline of the article is: "Bears cite talent gap in firing Angelo"
That scares the hell out of me. Going over his trade/draft moves on wikipedia, I am not impressed at all. We already have a talent problem, the last thing we need to do is make it worse.
Then we could have let him go after the search. :D
Let's make pretend. What if Cohen actually were the best candidate and blew the Jets away in his interview? It's certainly a possiblity (that I haven't heard mentioned).
It would really suck not to promote him because of public perception if he was a promising candidate.
Point being, we (fans) do not know who the specific responsible party was, one way or the other. We only know who publicly and directly takes the credit/blame (Rex in the case of Tebow), and who the responsible parties are in the official hierarchy (Sparano, the O-Co first, Rex, the HC second, and Tanny, the GM third).
You have to choose to ignore the words of all of these men in order to belive it was a Woody-forced, against the GM, HC and O-Co's will decision.
Doesn't mean it's impossible. Just means you have no real proof of it. I.e. it's idle speculation to support a pre-existing bias.
bringing Tebow in here, but LOL. Come on.
NO the fans don't know what goes on behind the scenes but you can make logical deductions using all the available evidence to come up with logical conclusions. And everything points to Woody being a meddler wanting his team to have national viability. All Of It. Every single move can be rationalized this way, from hiring and keeping Rex, on down. And Rex never took responsibility for Tebow being on the team, just for not playing him. That speaks volumes. He even let out a 'leak' about not having good offensive personnel.
Come on, you've got to learn to read between the lines.
Like debating a 9-11 for Truth'er, discussing Woody with Jets Fans right now is a certified impossibillity or speculation, projection, conspiracy and more.
Fans want blood, the owners is the blood they want.