Originally Posted by Snell41
But that's the thing-You can not possibly expect to get a high level great football mind to seriously consider this job if he's being told he must keep Rex. Period. GM's want to build their team from the top down, and bottom up. They want their guys in place who share their vision. Very very few people in the football world share Rex's strong one sided defensive approach. That's probably why he was passed over on so many jobs, along with his personality.
If we are hiring a GM you tell the GM it's up to him to either keep or can Rex. Period. Anything less than that is undermining the GM right from the start.
If you bring in a new GM, you can tell him it's OK if he wants to keep Rex, but he is not required to do so. Forcing him to keep Rex is a bad idea.