Originally Posted by TheBlairThomasFumble
But look at it another way. WJ hired KF because he knew he was in over his head. KF hired the team president Neil Glat. Would WJ rehire KF and Jed H. if he didn't like the way the firm handled the Glat search? That tells me he's very likely to take what KF suggests very seriously and will let the firm run the show.
Are there aspects of the framework that WJ has set up for the search - like keeping the coach - that MIGHT give some candidates pause? Yes, but again, Seattle in 09 and a couple of teams this year hired the coach before the GM.
I'm not just talking about keeping the coach. What if WJ is making it known that he wants his HC to have more input on personnel decisions than the GM candidate is willing to accept?
Look. Something just doesn't smell right about this whole thing.
Everyone knows the Jets are in cap hell. Everyone can see what the Jets roster looks like. Everyone is working on the assumption that Rex Ryan will be retained as HC for at least 2013. Yet, they're agreeing to interviews. So, there has to be more to this story than just those facts.