Originally Posted by pcola
Um Ok. We talked to close to 10 outside candidates to get 3 interviews.
What I think people are mistaking when it comes to vacant GM jobs. Yes there are only 32 in the world. But some are better than others. Some teams have great owners. Some have superstar QBs. Some have a long line of success.
Our job has none of this.
Even some of the bad jobs, Jax for instance, offer hungry candidates the opportunity to FIX the team. They have autonomy to make the required changes.
Then you have us where we are asking candidates to take this job, where above all of the problems that we have discussed throughout the site, where their success or failure is going to be dependent on Rex Ryan, a coach that has proven he can be a great X and O guy on defense, is beyond terrible on offense, pretty terrible when it comes to player development, and has the mentality where the short-sighted goals outweigh building the team the way the elite franchises build their team.
Good candidates can turn down this job and get more interviews. Take this job where the likelihood of failure is pretty high, never work again. Look at Tanny.
But when you have a person like Popp who has admitted to wanting to be in the NFL, you lower your requirements a bit to get the chance.