Why would these guys want to put the Jets on their resume. They will be working with one hand tied behind their back b.c of Rex. And if things don't work and they get fired, they might never get another shot. It is better for most of these candidates to wait for a better opportunity.
this is basically what I said in the press conference thread. Why put your professional reputation on the line by signing on with a dysfunctional organization like the Jets? Wait for something better.
And I was just saying to myself the other day that this process was going so orderly. They targeted their guy, he canceled with other teams he seemed to be a lock. And now....not quite as straightforward.
Ah well, that's the way things go with this franchise. I'm not too worked up about this one way or another. The appearance of hiring an internal guy doesn't look great from a PR perspective, but I have honestly no idea whether Gamble, Caldwell, Ross or Cohen is the right choice.
I do know that even if their first choice (whether its Gamble or Caldwell) doesn't work out, there are enough highly respected candidates that could be looked at that if they do end up with Cohen, its on account of something legitimate.
While I wouldn't put it past this organization to make this move, we've seen this movie before. I remember quite well in 2009 after Mangini was fired, that a report came out that the Jets were strongly considering giving the job to Brian Schottenheimer after he supposedly blew them away in his interview.
If after all this we just end up hiring in-house... well, I wouldn't even know what to say. I was alright with keeping Rex for next year if we had a firm, competent GM in place to call the shots. But if Rex runs the whole show, then Woody is a bigger fool than I thought.
Funny thing is that after last year's draft I got killed here for saying that Rex is running the franchise. Today was proof. He has been running it since the day he was hired.
The decisions that hamstrung this franchise were clearly not Rex's doing. It was not his decision to hire Sparano. It was not his decision to extend Sanchez's contract. It was not his decision to draft a project wide receiver. It was not his decision to let Edwards sign somewhere else. It was not his decision to give all that guaranteed money to holmes