Originally Posted by crasherino
I wouldn't put pre-conditions on what a GM needs to look like. I would have certain prerequisites that he needs to have in order to be considered. After that, I would take the most impressive candidate.
The prerequistes would be to have some experience in scouting, some experience in personnel decision making, some experience in negotiations as well as other areas.
After that, I'd take my time (which the Jets did) and meet with a good number of people. The Jets held an exhaustive search run by someone outside the organization (I was honestly worried about that). They chose this guy.
I'm going to hold off a bit before jumping to a conclusion based on a sound byte. You are free to do otherwise. Clearly.
Can you respond to this part please:
We just fired our GM and retained his entire staff while empowering the HC that had final-say and hired someone that does not have significant and recent player-personnel experience.
That doesn't bother you at all? You really see that as improving the team over the past two years? Because I see Rex and Terry doing what they've always done while John learns and Woody isn't paying attention.
Today's issue really isn't Idzik. Today's issue is that every person related to player personnel has been retained except the new boss who has a ton to learn. How is 2013 going to be any better than 2012 in the player personnel department?