Originally Posted by EternalChampion
Nah, GM candidates would always wonder how much he has Woody's ear and who's Woody going to back if there's a disagreement about who to sign, how much to pay them, etc. In my experience (obviously all outside of football), demotions don't work. When things are at that point, it's time to part for everyone's benefit.
I think it would depend who the GM candidates are. It's quite possible that NFL execs and potential GM's would value Tannenbaum's services having been running the team, he would at least be a resource to get the new GM up to speed on all facets of the team, the current roster, personnell, college scouting, etc etc. Tannenbaum does have good recognition as a cap guy, that could be huge for a any GM coming in, depending on his experience.
I just don't agree that Tannenbaum serving in an alternative role is bad in every sense, there are also a lot of good that can be made of it as mentioned.
I would probably agree that if a candidate was a high profile guy, he may want to clean house, but who is that guy out there worthy of consideration?