[QUOTE=eaglenj;4769500]Couple thoughts on Khan
Im not sure how "close" he could be with cowher. Cowher left in 2006, which was more or less 6 years ago, so Khan would have been 28 years old, not sure how much power and upper management access he would have had in the organization at that time.
As far as another "cap guy" - has our scouting department been that bad? Wilkerson, Coples, kerley, etc....I dont think player evaluation is our problem. Where would we be if we didnt sign sanchez to an extension (cap problem) and had never chased Aso (which = the david harris gaurantee numbers - cap problem).
Without those 2 gigantic mistakes, both of which are cap realted we would be in a FAR better situation today then we are now. I think khan would bring the same philosophy which works in pitts - draft talent, dont spend big on FAs and dump people that wreck the locker room.[/QUOTE]
Thats a great point. While I get why everyone wants a "football guy" as the next GM, I do think it is a little over rated because the scouts and other player evaluation people actually rate them. The biggest need for the Jets right now is a change and a consistent philosophy in how they will build their team. I think if he brings that same Steeler approach to the Jets he could be an effective GM.