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Thread: Can someone tell me what's so great about Tom Gamble?

  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Have you read his bio?
    C Mart, how does his resume compare to Bradway's, before Bradway was hired as GM back in 2001?

    As you know, Bradway was/is a very good scout. However, that didn't translate into him being a good GM. People always say they want a "football guy" as a GM. Well, Bradway was a football guy and Tannenbaum was a much better GM than him, even though Tannenbaum wasn't a "football guy."

    I'll reserve judgment on Gamble until we see what he can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detectivekimble View Post
    C Mart, how does his resume compare to Bradway's, before Bradway was hired as GM back in 2001?

    As you know, Bradway was/is a very good scout. However, that didn't translate into him being a good GM. People always say they want a "football guy" as a GM. Well, Bradway was a football guy and Tannenbaum was a much better GM than him, even though Tannenbaum wasn't a "football guy."

    I'll reserve judgment on Gamble until we see what he can do.
    He's done just about everything....

    Who knows if he'll be a good or bad GM..But for some to come here and say with certainty he sux is stupid..

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    He's done just about everything....

    Who knows if he'll be a good or bad GM..But for some to come here and say with certainty he sux is stupid..
    I agree, but for some to come on here and say he'll be better than Tannenbaum because he's a "football guy" is stupid as well.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by detectivekimble View Post
    I agree, but for some to come on here and say he'll be better than Tannenbaum because he's a "football guy" is stupid as well.
    Not disputing that either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post
    I'm not saying those are my thoughts. I'm just a fan, don't know anything about the inner workings of the 49ers front office. I can tell you emphatically that Rex sucks, I have no clue who Tom is.

    I was just elaborating on what the other poster said, about how it's possible that Woody is so in love with Rex that he's going out of his way to give him a GM that wants him to succeed and/or that we're such a sad-sack organization right now we have to take sloppy-seconds because none of the A++ guys want to come here with the clown still running the circus. It's also possible this guy is going to be great and we've just taken our first steps towards the 2016 Super Bowl. Bill Polian is helping us, I feel good about that I guess.

    SAR I
    Me too.

    While I would have loved a younger Bill Polian as our GM, he is too old now. I want a GM with a longer shelf life. But I am glad he has been advising the Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detectivekimble View Post
    I agree, but for some to come on here and say he'll be better than Tannenbaum because he's a "football guy" is stupid as well.
    Yes. but his resume and track record are solid. of all the available people, he is perhaps the person with the best resume.

    Was there someone you thought was better? curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mardukis View Post
    Yes. but his resume and track record are solid. of all the available people, he is perhaps the person with the best resume.

    Was there someone you thought was better? curious.
    The only guy I wanted more was the Raven's asst GM, but he won't even take interviews as he is guaranteed the Raven's GM job when Ozzie Newsome retires. I like that Gamble has had such a varied history and more importantly his specialty is talent evaluation. Forget the cap and contract negotiations (which he has experience in anyway).. stockpile talent and everything will take care of itself.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Mardukis View Post
    Yes. but his resume and track record are solid. of all the available people, he is perhaps the person with the best resume.

    Was there someone you thought was better? curious.
    I'm saying Terry Bradway was/is known to be a good talent evaluator, but sucked as a GM.

    It's not easy being a good GM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post
    Well, it is a different way to look at things.

    He does seem to be the Rex Ryan equivalent of GM's. These days, hot GM prospects get a look in their mid-30s. This guys pushing 50 and was passed over numerous times on numerous other teams.

    So either:

    1. This guy was specifically picked because he's the type of GM that would be comfortable with Rex Ryan and continue to support his strategy to win on defense and a ground game for the next 3-4 years.

    2. This is the best we could do because our front office is such a mess. Taking a flier on a GM project that was never given a look by anybody else in a whopping 25 years in the NFL.

    SAR I
    I am curious as to why the guy is all of a sudden the #1 candidate this year after being in personnel for so many years. I've never heard his name come up before. Again, just curious.

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    Does anyone know what players he is directly responsible for drafting (college) or free agent recruiting (pro personnel)?

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    I think I can speak for all of us here (Jet fans), that we hope whomever the hire is, that our roster improves and the team finally hoists the Lombardi.

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Does anyone know what players he is directly responsible for drafting (college) or free agent recruiting (pro personnel)?


    How much of that he deserves credit for is up for debate I guess.

  13. #53
    Here is Cimini's article from today.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets

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    Sounds well rounded.

    Coaching, scouting, and contract experience.

    As opposed to a glorified accountant.

    He is coming from a team that has rebuilt with young talent through the draft so he has that experience.

    24 year deep in football operations as opposed to a coffee boy who survived for a few years and got lucky bull****ting his way up.

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    the fact of the matter is tom gamble knows rex ryan so its safe to say rex is safe for at least this year.

    i do look for gamble to replace both the defensive and offensive coordinators with a guy to take over for rex if the jets falter again in 2013.

    tom gamble also drafted some really good players that the jets passed up on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanMadman View Post
    Sounds well rounded.

    Coaching, scouting, and contract experience.

    As opposed to a glorified accountant.

    He is coming from a team that has rebuilt with young talent through the draft so he has that experience.

    24 year deep in football operations as opposed to a coffee boy who survived for a few years and got lucky bull****ting his way up.
    Mangini was a ball boy with BB's Browns no wonder him and Tanny were buddies..

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    lol SAR, name three hot GMs in their mid 30s.

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    Good but not a miracle worker

    His draft record is generally positive but he's had a fair number of draft busts (like 2012 #1 pick AJ Jenkins). He's no draft wizard imo. Good but not a miracle worker.

    EDIT: he drafted lots of stars but also some questionable picks. I bolded the questionable picks from rounds 1 and 2 (don't have time to look up every player from all the rounds).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Fra...2005_NFL_Draft

    2005 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 1 1 Alex Smith Quarterback Utah
    2 1 33 David Baas Center Michigan
    3 1 65 Frank Gore Running Back Miami (FL)
    3 30 94 Adam Snyder Guard Oregon
    5 1 137 Ronald Fields Defensive Tackle Mississippi State
    5 38 174 Rasheed Marshall Wide Receiver West Virginia
    6 31 205 Derrick Johnson Cornerback Washington
    7 1 215 Daven Holly Cornerback Cincinnati
    7 9 223 Marcus Maxwell Wide Receiver Oregon
    7 34 248 Patrick Estes Offensive Tackle Virginia
    7 35 249 Billy Bajema Tight End Oklahoma State

    2006 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 6 6 Vernon Davis Tight End Maryland
    1 22 22 Manny Lawson Linebacker North Carolina State
    3 20 84 Brandon Williams Wide Receiver Wisconsin
    4 3 100 Michael Robinson Running Back Penn State
    5 7 140 Parys Haralson Linebacker Tennessee
    6 6 175 Delanie Walker Wide Receiver Central Missouri State
    6 23 192 Marcus Hudson Cornerback North Carolina State
    6 28 197 Melvin Oliver Defensive End Louisiana State
    7 46 254 Vickiel Vaughn Safety Arkansas

    2007 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 11 11 Patrick Willis Linebacker Mississippi
    1 28 28 Joe Staley Offensive Tackle Central Michigan
    3 12 76 Jason Hill Wide Receiver Washington State
    3 34 97 Ray McDonald Defensive End Florida
    4 5 104 Jay Moore Defensive End Nebraska
    4 27 126 Dashon Goldson Safety Washington
    4 36 135 Joe Cohen Defensive Tackle Florida
    5 10 147 Tarell Brown Cornerback Texas
    6 12 186 Thomas Clayton Running Back Kansas State

    2008 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 29 29 Kentwan Balmer Defensive Tackle North Carolina
    2 8 39 Chilo Rachal Guard Southern California
    3 12 75 Reggie Smith Safety Oklahoma
    4 8 107 Cody Wallace Center Texas A&M
    6 8 174 Josh Morgan Wide Receiver Virginia Tech
    7 7 214 Larry Grant Linebacker Ohio State

    2009 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 10 10 Michael Crabtree Wide Receiver Texas Tech
    3 10 74 Glen Coffee Running Back Alabama
    5 10 146 Scott McKillop Linebacker Pittsburgh
    5 35 171 Nate Davis Quarterback Ball State
    6 11 184 Bear Pascoe Tight End Fresno State
    7 10 219 Curtis Taylor Safety Louisiana State
    7 35 244 Ricky Jean-Francois Defensive End Louisiana State

    2010 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 11 11 Anthony Davis Offensive Tackle Rutgers
    1 17 17 Mike Iupati Guard Idaho
    2 17 49 Taylor Mays Safety Southern California
    3 27 91 NaVorro Bowman Linebacker Penn State
    6 4 173 Anthony Dixon Running Back Mississippi State
    6 13 182 Nate Byham Tight End Pittsburgh
    6 37 206 Kyle Williams Wide Receiver Arizona State
    7 17 224 Phillip Adams Cornerback South Carolina State

    2011 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 7 7 Aldon Smith Defensive End Missouri
    2 4 36 Colin Kaepernick Quarterback Nevada
    3 16 80 Chris Culliver Cornerback South Carolina
    4 18 115 Kendall Hunter Running Back Oklahoma State
    5 32 163 Daniel Kilgore Guard Appalachian State
    6 17 182 Ronald Johnson Wide Receiver USC
    6 25 190 Colin Jones Safety Texas Christian
    7 8 211 Bruce Miller Fullback Central Florida
    7 36 239 Mike Person Guard Montana State
    7 47 250 Curtis Holcomb Cornerback Florida A&M

    2012 NFL Draft

    Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
    1 30 30 A. J. Jenkins Wide Receiver Illinois
    2 29 61 LaMichael James Running Back Oregon
    4 22 117 Joe Looney Guard Wake Forest
    5 30 165 Darius Fleming Linebacker Notre Dame
    6 10 180 Trenton Robinson Safety Michigan State
    6 29 199 Jason Slowey Center Western Oregon
    7 30 237 Cam Johnson Defensive End Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupa View Post
    lol SAR, name three hot GMs in their mid 30s.
    I bet he knows 3 hot MILF's in their 30's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupa View Post
    lol SAR, name three hot GMs in their mid 30s.
    I think he has football mistaken for baseball

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