Originally Posted by The Cooler King
I am the first one to agree that Tannenbaum is a horrible evaluator of talent. Actually I think it goes deeper than that in the fact that he always wants to make big splash moves so the GM gets some headlines...this is due to the fact that he is arrogant and ego driven ( just look at Hardknocks ). Doing this hurts the team because it never builds any continuity due to all the turnover on the roster...
However, people keep giving Rex a pass on these drafts which is dead wrong. He has had some picks that he made personally ( ie. John Connor and Coples to name a few)..John Connor is a complete bust and Coples we were told was the Jets version of JPP..how is that working out ??!!...so he can't coach and also can't evaluate talent...it really doesn't matter though because if Tanny goes Rex is going...I hear people on these talk shows saying they need a new GM but they would keep Rex..are these people clueless ??!...when has a new GM EVER come in and not picked his own coach ??....
many here agree with you and have stated this. manginis drafts under Tanny were far superior.