Originally Posted by Rexipus Rex
Hopefully we can put that all to bed now. This came as no surprise from me since THAT'S HOW HIERARCHY WORKS. Anyone believing Rex was the sole reason behind a lot of these transactions has no idea how an NFL front office works. Ultimately, they're all Tanny's decisions. In his first five years, a lot of the decisions were sound. That was obviously not the case in the last two.
Tanny deserves credit for turning the team around in '06 and initially having two phenomenal draft classes. Unfortunately, as is the case with many a NFL GM, having long sustained success is extremely difficult, even if you start out "hot." Let that be a lesson to all you aspiring GMs.
Bottom line, he missed on the QB position 2x. While not impossible, it's very tough to win consistently without drafting a good QB. Sanchez looked like he could grow into a good NFL QB, but it didn't happen, and that sunk Tannenbaum. A good QB can mask a lot of problems, you can only mask a bad QB for so long.