- Coached in the NFL
- Been a head of college scouting
- Been a head of pro scouting
- Has experience with contract negotiations
- Currently resides on a legit SB contender with tons of homegrown talent
How could you not want this guy?
Tom Gamble and Jim Tomusla works for me. Or Steve Mariucci. Or even Mike Singletary. Looking forward to Tuesday.
Jim Tomsula looks like an unperverted and intelligent Rex Ryan or a young Ron Jeremy. I'm in.
can't say i know a thing about gamble but the 49ers were on the bottom looking up for quite a few seasons and they're finally on the right track. they were in cap hell after walsh left and debartolo got caught manipulating contracts. so if gamble was a huge part of their resurgence then he's probably not a bad hire.
=Alex Smith wants a lot of $$$$. But if we get some interest in Sanchez, it could get done..... Andy Reid needs a QB in KC. I like Sanchez.... but he needs a change of scenery. Bad coaching by Rex, Sparano, Cavanaugh, ruined the kid.
-If Gamble hires the right people..... Jets could have hope once more. Stay tuned.
Alex Smith is not a free agent. He has to be traded and his contract is less than that of Sanchez.
Tom Gamble is in his 24th NFL season and his seventh year with the 49ers. On February 4, 2011, Gamble was promoted to Director of Player Personnel after having served as the Director of Pro Personnel for the previous seven years in San Francisco.
Gamble’s extensive NFL resume includes work in both college and pro scouting, contract negotiations, and a stint in the coaching ranks.
While working closely with General Manager Trent Baalke, Gamble oversees both the college and pro personnel efforts. In his previous role, Gamble monitored every NFL roster with an emphasis on scouting talent of upcoming pro free agents, while also maintaining continuous depth of personnel on the 49ers roster. In 2010, Gamble had been assigned additional responsibilities in collegiate scouting in order to maximize the use of his extensive experience in talent evaluation.
During his time in the NFL, Gamble has helped build nine playoff teams – five with Indianapolis and four with Philadelphia. Prior to his arrival in San Francisco, Gamble served as a college scout for the Colts from 1998 to 2004 under veteran NFL executive Bill Polian.
Gamble originally entered the NFL as an assistant in the player personnel department of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1988. He stayed with the Eagles through 1994, serving as a college scouting administrator, area scout, contract negotiator, and later served as the director of pro scouting.
From 1995 to 1996, Gamble served as a defensive assistant/quality control coach with the New York Jets. He then worked as a part-time college scout for the Carolina Panthers before serving as a pro scout for the Baltimore Ravens during the 1997 season.
Gamble earned his B.S. from High Point University in 1987 and an M.S. from Rowan University in 1988. He grew up in a football family, where his father, Harry, served as the head coach at both the University of Pennsylvania and Lafayette College. Harry was also formerly the President of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gamble and his wife, Juliette, have three sons, Tom, Gregory and Matthew.
Aldon Smith yes, but when those other players were acquired he was in pro personnel not college. He brought in some excellent pro players Rogers, Whittner, Justin Smith, Ginn, etc, Be happy for what he did do.
some of you are happy and you don't even know why you should be happy.