And one other thing that has been killing me are people on here who assume they know who the best candidate is (I don't claim I do), are a lot of the same people who thought Tanny was great a few years back (I admit I thought he was doing a great job)- Revis, Brick, Harris, Keller, Greene, Mangold. Trades for Cro, Tone. Picking up Braylon, Landry.
In reality, if Sanchez played half as well as what people were expecting, the Jets would be in the playoffs, and this board wouldn't be exploding.
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Jimmy Raye seems like a decent choice
Those Charger teams were loaded in the 2000's. If they had a coach not named Schottenheimer or Turner they might have a SB ring.
I don't give a crap if he's entertaining or not. I want a guy who can pick football players.They initially were believed to be ready to hire 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble. But word on the street is that Gamble’s interview didn’t go well. And while that shouldn’t necessarily matter to a guy’s ability to find players, it’s the primary tool for screening candidates for these jobs. Also, the inability to interview well won’t go over well for a team that is blessed/cursed by so much media attention.
Raye would actually be a good choice, IMO. I think a lot of people, himself included, just more or less assumed he would get the Chargers job.
That's the way to sell it to him, if we want him - "it's not that we didn't have you on our list, it's just that we were sure the Chargers were going to promote you".
Good football man, with good experience. Hopefully the Chargers loss can be the Jets' gain.
I did not get a chance to read through the entire thread but does anyone else find it odd that the chargers already employ jimmy raye and were still looking for a general manager?
Clearly, while a good candidate, Raye is not considered a budding superstar.
When your GM resigns or retires, you hire from within for continuity. When you fire your GM and HC, as SD did, you hire from outside the organization because you want change, not continuity.
Personality may have been the reason Woody found Gamble to have come up short, but it may be more likely that the interview revealed deficiencies (differences?) in Gamble's management skills, values, style, and/or work ethic.
Rich Cimini @RichCimini
#Jets GM update: Forget Jimmy Raye. That's not happening. Interview never scheduled.
What i find more likely is that he told them that borrowing money from future years is something that he finds repugnant. Which is an opinion that Rex and Woody don't share.
Wanting somebody with more of a base in College scouting vs pro is something that I believe would hold him back. As Rex feels that he is as qualified as anyone to determine if an existing NFL player can fit into his system. Cro being a good example.
Here's an article that's not very enthusiastic about him for the GM job...
"Raye has spent the last seventeen years in the San Diego front office. He has been Director of Player Personnel since 2008. The eight years before that, he was Director of College Scouting for the Chargers, and he was a scout before that.
I'm kind of mixed on Raye. During his time running the Draft, San Diego built one of the most talented rosters in the league. The Chargers hit on a lot of high caliber players. LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Bress, Quentin Jammer, Igor Olshansky, Philip Rivers (on a Draft day trade), Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman, Luis Castillo, Antonio Cromartie, and Marcus McNeill were among the players the team chose.
At the same time, there has been a big decline in their personnel in recent years since Raye got promoted. On top of this, the team that knows him best just passed him over for a general manager job. There don't seem to be many Chargers fans upset about that either.
I like Raye better than Scott Cohen or Brian Gaine, but hiring him would be kind of a letdown."
When did AJ Smith become GM
While Raye was in charge of college scouting they hit on draft picks. When he was moved away from that their draft suffered?
Also lets not ignore the difference between Marty Schott as HC vs Norv Turner. I'm leaning towards players being developed and coached better under Marty's watch then Norv's, and by alot!
the new GM will be targeted by SOJF whiners and Giants-centric press pukes, which are far more vicious (or as SOJFs spell it viscous) than the Boston scribes could ever be - this go round that guy has to be more adept than Tannenbaum in that regard