Originally Posted by eaglenj
Present at the Senior Bowl practice today:
"The Jetsí contingent at practice consisted of Ryan, Idzik, assistant general manager Scott Cohen, director of football administration Ari Nissim, director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and a number of scouts."
Holy Geezus, what is Ari Nissim doing at a college all star game. He is a cap man and should be locked in a room with numbers and formulas. We have a CAP CRISIS on our hands and he is out scouting???????
As anyone who doesnt simply want to be negative can see, football administration personnel are involved in scouting, plain and simple.
There is simply no way to tell if David Caldwell will have better draft success then John Idzik (see scott pioli). But to say he is a "cap guy" is just ridiculous. Go tweet cimini
Like everyone else, I hope the Jets made a great hire. Perhaps on Thursday when we hear him speak we'll all have a good comfort level.
But until then, we go by his record and his record shows that 11 years ago he helped the Tampa Bay Bucs towards a Championship but then was removed from that side of the business and has been focusing on operations and cap management.
I'd have been far more comfortable with a up-and-comer currently in a player personnel role, but when you're 7th out of 7 GM openings to be filled you take what you can get.