Originally Posted by Yankeejet22
Ok. But what about the interview process? The candidates are selling themselves, but the Jets are selling themselves to the candidates as well. Rex is not a great bargaining chip, wouldn't you agree?
I think in NFL coaching circles, Rex is highly respected as a coach, but views as to his abilities as a HC are mixed. So it may or may not be an issue for the new GM.
I do know that any GM candidate worth his salt will ask the question: Can I hire my own coach? It seems the answer right now is: You get Rex in 2013 then you can decide to keep him or fire him for your own guy. If a candidate insists on being able to fire Rex this season, I guess the answer would be based on if the candidate has blown people away at his interview and the advice Jed Hughes gives Woody.
That said, as I posted earlier, Tom Gamble has known Rex for more than 20 years.