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    Omar Kahn(steelers) interview tomorrow.

    MMehtaNYDN: Jets will interview Steelers executive Omar Khan for vacant GM job tomorrow, per source. #nyj


    thoughts?

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    apologies its Khan not Kahn

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    As a student, Khan worked in the Tulane football office filming practices and games and making travel arrangements. He filled a similar capacity during an internship with the New Orleans Saints while he was still in school. Once he graduated in 1997, he was brought on in a full-time role by the Saints. He worked his way up the ladder in New Orleans by doing anything that was asked of him.

    In 2001 he was hired by the Steelers and has served as their chief contract negotiator and capologist, replacing Dan Ferens.[4] In that role he has helped to assemble two Super Bowl winners.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Khan_(administrator)

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    Superbowls means im in.

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    we have a Khan already and he's a crapologist.

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    Graduated high school 1997? That makes him 33 or 34 yrs old. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ View Post
    Graduated high school 1997? That makes him 33 or 34 yrs old. Wow.
    35, according to Wikipedia.

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    eh another cap guy? no thanks. Would rather someone known for good drafts and signings. We still have guys that know how to handle the cap.

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    but but no one wants to come here!

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    Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN
    Omar Khan's strengths are contract negotiations and salary cap expertise. Jets are in dire need to for an upgrade in those areas. #nyj


    I mean, I get WHY we're interviewing a cap guy. But, I'd prefer we go with a football guy instead.

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    MMehtaNYDN: Omar Khan's strengths are contract negotiations and salary cap expertise. Jets are in dire need to for an upgrade in those areas. #nyj


    Is this true? because from what i understand we had a guy who had these strengths and WE FIRED HIM! i woud think we desperately need a football guy who has a eye for talent.

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    Wiki says "He worked his way up the ladder in New Orleans by doing anything that was asked of him." - Sounds like a guy Woody & Rex is truly looking for...someone who is happy to have a GM job and will be a Yes man for Rex.

    Bottom line this would be a terrible hire. This guy sounds like a young Tannenbaum. Strictly a cap guy. Only 35 years old and has zero experience with scouting and personnel.

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    Wasn't the Steelers MO not resigning their veterans? I mean the Steelers are a team built through the draft, unlike Tanny having to move money all over the place to fit in big contracts.

    So no background in personnel, no background in scouting.

    Thank you Woody for leaving no stone unturned.

    Only the Jets. Reliving the mid 1970s.

    Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN
    Omar Khan's strengths are contract negotiations and salary cap expertise. Jets are in dire need to for an upgrade in those areas. #nyj


    I mean, I get WHY we're interviewing a cap guy. But, I'd prefer we go with a football guy instead.
    It might be worth it just for this:

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    They're bringing this guy in for a GM interview?

    pass.


    edit: actually, i can see it now: they bring in Khan and keep Cohen and sell it as a duel partnership.
    Last edited by shuler82; 01-09-2013 at 09:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckesg1 View Post
    It might be worth it just for this:
    I bow down to your excellent use of macros. One of da bess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    I bow down to your excellent use of macros. One of da bess.
    Now seriously the one difference between him and Tannenbaum is that Khan comes from a winning pedigree (The Steelers). That alone makes him valuable.

    And actually a lot of Steelers fans on twitter are going crazy telling him not to go.

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    Id rather hire Chaka Khan.

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    I think people are overestimating this "Cap Guru" stuff....

    every team must have people doing the same thing? Are all those teams struggling to understand how the cap works or how to field a competitive team under the cap rules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Id rather hire Chaka Khan.


    I am all for any real football guy, but I will vomit if this is the guy. IMO 35 yr old's can't possibly know enough (experience) to be any good at such a multi-faceated job. A GM job should be a bit of a achievement for a life's work of knowledge not a reward for being an eager beaver.

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