Forget about the HC, it's the GM. 3 former GM's are currently without a team and looking to get a job in 2013: Bill Polian, Mike Lombardi, and Jerry Angelo. Polian is by far the best available. With Woody's penchant for high profile hires, he's the guy I truly believe will be the Jets GM in 2013. Lombardi and Angelo are good fallback positions because both are football guys and are > Tanny.
Before Indy, he built a Buffalo Bills (1986-1993) team that went to 4 Superbowls and an expansion Carolina Panther (1994-1997) team that went to the NFC Championship game in its second year of existence. And who do you think drafted Mathis, Freeney, Wayne, Clark, Edgerrin James, Joseph Addai et. al. He also had the balls to trade away Marshall Faulk rather than break the bank to pay him and completed a tremendous Bill D (drafted by him) by making a great trade for Cornelius Bennet.
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Jay Gruden is in his second season as Bengals offensive coordinator, following a 2011 campaign in which his young unit’s performance far exceeded most analysts’ forecasts.
Rookie QB Andy Dalton became an instant standout in Gruden’s system, fueling the team’s drive to the playoffs by leading four wins featuring fourth-quarter comebacks. The team had a total of five such comebacks, as backup QB Bruce Gradkowski led one after Dalton was injured.
Rookie WR A.J. Green was also an instant success, leading all NFL rookies in receptions (65) and receiving yards (1057). Dalton and Green became the first QB-WR duo to play in the Pro Bowl as rookies, and second-year TE Jermaine Gresham also prospered in Gruden’s system, earning a Pro Bowl berth as he bettered the good numbers he had posted as a rookie.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis credited Gruden’s offensive system with helping Dalton, a second-round draft choice, enjoy success from the outset.
“We are much more simple (compared to pre-2011) in our scheme for the quarterback,” Lewis says. “We are not reinventing the wheel against every new defense we face. Jay sees the offense through the quarterback’s eyes, and it’s a case of building from week to week, rather than starting over. The quarterback has a lot of leeway in the things he can call, and Jay recognized that Andy was the type of player who could use those options effectively.”
Prior to joining the Bengals, Gruden coached for seven seasons (2002-08) in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earning a Super Bowl championship ring in 2002. He also ranks among the most outstanding players and coaches in the history of the Arena Football League, having won four league championships as a quarterback and two as a head coach. In 18 AFL seasons as a player and head coach, he never missed the playoffs.
In 2010, Gruden was head coach and general manager of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League, leading the Tuskers to the UFL championship game.
Gruden played four seasons at QB for the University of Louisville (1985-88), including three years as the starter. He was a two-time team MVP and left the program ranked fourth in Cardinals history in completions (572), passing yards (7024) and touchdown passes (44). He played QB in the Arena League for six seasons (1991-96) with the Tampa Bay Storm, winning four AFL titles and posting numbers as the league’s all-time leading passer.
He was head coach for the AFL’s Orlando Predators for nine seasons (1998-2001 and 2004-08). He led the team to four championship game appearances, with two league titles, while compiling a 93-61 record (.604 winning percentage). During a two-year hiatus from coaching the Predators, in 2002-03, he returned to the playing field as Orlando’s QB, leading two playoff seasons. He was elected in 1999 to the AFL Hall of Fame.
In 2002, Gruden accepted a position as an offensive assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking on a dual role as he also continued his AFL exploits during NFL offseasons. He worked for seven seasons at Tampa Bay under his brother Jon, who was Bucs head coach. He contributed to three division championship seasons, including the 2002 campaign that saw the Bucs defeat Oakland 48-21 for a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Gruden was born March 4, 1967 in Tiffin, Ohio. He and his wife, Sherry, have three sons — J.J., Joey and Jack. PLAYING AND COACHING HISTORY — 1985-88: Played QB at University of Louisville. 1990: Played QB for Barcelona Dragons and Sacramento Surge (WLAF). 1991-96: Played QB for Tampa Bay Storm (AFL). 1997: Offensive coordinator, Nashville Kats (AFL). 1998-2001: Head coach, Orlando Predators (AFL). 2002-03: Played QB for Orlando Predators. 2004-08: Head coach, Orlando Predators. 2002-08: Assistant coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2009: Offensive coordinator, Florida Tuskers (UFL). 2010: Head coach, Florida Tuskers. 2011-present: Offensive coordinator, Bengals.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-...aguars-2012-10Former NFL GM Thinks Tim Tebow Could Be A Hall Of Fame Running Back With Jaguars
This is the man you guys want? F drafting a RB or getting one in FA next year we have a HOF in Tebow.
For the Record Polin turns 70 in December. And from the looks of him, I'd say he is not too old for the job.
And, rumor has it, he is looking to be a GM next season. http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2012/1...ng-in-buffalo/
Finally, he said Tebow "could be" the next John Riggins if moved to RB. Wow, the gaul of the man to project some success for Tebow doing the one thing he is good at. See the video linked below where he explains Tebow's similarities to Riggins (except for speed).
PS. I hope I look that good turning 70.
No veteran HC is going to the Jets unless he can pick his GM, which doesn't happen. No veteran GM is coming to the Jets without complete autonomy, as in "no Woody, we aren't trading for Tebow"
Jay Gruden (Cincinnati OC)
Aaron Kromer (New Orleans OL/Running game OC)
Josh McDaniels (New England OC -- TEBOW's HC when drafted, Woody wants to keep Tebow, take away a Belicheck favorite)
Mel Tucker (Jacksonville Ass.HC/DC)
Winston Moss (Green Bay, Ass.HC/LB)
Kevin Coyle (Miami DC)
We have to tank the rest of the season so we can draft Geno. The rebuilding starts here and now.
From the ashes, the Jets will rise....