Originally Posted by Ray Ray19
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?
RayRay.. it's like being hired to clean up a mess, only to find that the guy who created the mess was still an employee and has ties to your boss.
Sure, I guess it worked okay with Bradway... but by all accounts Bradway didn't even want the GM title and preferred to return to a scout role. Tanny's going to step aside to do what? Crunch numbers? His rep as a 'cap guy' was build in the 1990s when the salary cap was new and most GMs hadn't figured out it's loopholes. To his credit, Tanny came up with a few. But that was ancient history- any GM in 2012 has a good grasp of cap and can crunch numbers just as well as Mr. T.