Originally Posted by JamaicanJetFan
I'm as pro-Caldwell and pro-Gamble as anyone else on this board. I'd love to bring in an outside hire and a fresh perspective.
But why does everyone assume Scott Cohen is a terrible choice? He's not physically attached at the hip to Mike Tannenbaum. He is his own man. He has a long track record of scouting and personnel at various teams around the NFL. We shouldn't simply hire someone because they're from outside the organization. If Cohen is the best man for the job, then he should be hired. Unless someone has specifics of Cohen induced screwups...don't pin Tannenbaum's mismanagement on Cohen. For example, Terry Bradway really wanted the Jets to draft Russell Wilson...Tannenbaum did not pull the trigger on that. Ultimately, Tannenbaum has been at fault in recent years.
My biggest concern with Cohen is that he will simply be a puppet to Rex Ryan's desires and that we will have to wait until Ryan is gone (if that actually happens while Woody Johnson is owner) before we see any significant personnel improvements, especially on offense.
I don't trust or believe anything Rex Ryan says anymore.