Originally Posted by SMC
No one should trust anything Woody does, BUT, we have to understand context.
First, Woody is a trustfund baby who inherited all his money. He has no sports experience whatsoever. When he bought the team Bill Parcells was in charge and recommended hiring Terry Bradway as his replacement. Mike Tannenbaum was already in the organization when Woody bought the team.
So Woody has never had to hire a "football man" on his own. Thus, the need for a search firm.
It says on Mr. Hughes's site that he has assisted the Packers and 49ers before so he has had experience with football teams.