Are there aspects of the framework that WJ has set up for the search - like keeping the coach - that MIGHT give some candidates pause? Yes, but again, Seattle in 09 and a couple of teams this year hired the coach before the GM.
Look. Something just doesn't smell right about this whole thing.
Everyone knows the Jets are in cap hell. Everyone can see what the Jets roster looks like. Everyone is working on the assumption that Rex Ryan will be retained as HC for at least 2013. Yet, they're agreeing to interviews. So, there has to be more to this story than just those facts.
He was loyal to Mike Tannenbaum for 7 years.
He was loyal to Chad Pennington until his arm damn near fell off.
He's clearly loyal to Rex and not kicking his ass out the door immediately just because the most impatient fans on Earth say to do so.
Say what you want about Woody, but I wouldn't question his loyalty.
I'm not listening to any of these dicks from here on out.
I'll know who the new GM is when I see Woody introduce him at the podium.
Not exactly a wide variety of thought process there. Since 2001, we've had either Bradway or the Bradway Protege Tann being assisted by Bradway.
All three GM's of the Woody era enjoyed "name" players, even Parcells.
Actually, the common denominator is Bradway, involved in the player side of things from 2001 through today, the vast majority of the Woody Era.The only common denominator in all those moves is Woody.
No it isn't. It's evidence that Sparano couldn't figure out how to use Tebow productively, and that when they used him early, it wasn't productive. It's also been "REPORTED" by the same media that Tebow was a horrific practice player, also a factor in who gets playing time and who doesn't. We all also saw that early efforts to use Tebow failed badly. It's equally possible he simply wasn't what they thought he was once they had him and used him.The fact that the coaches refused to utilize Tebow whatsoever is clear evidence that they had no interest in him and he was forced on them
Going directly to "Woody made it happen" without considering all the other factors and evidence is a poor argument.
So are many NFL owners. Most teams signs "name" veterans if they're available, at a position of need, and affordable.Woody is dazzled by splashy names that have done something before coming to the Jets and thinks he can capitalize on the reflected glow.
It's not 1950. Free Agency is just as viable route to success and the Draft.He does not understand that creating your own success from within is what wins attention, respect and loyalty.
And we DID try to build through teh draft, the vast majority of our talent came from that route, combined with some VERY solid pickups of "name" players like Cro and our soon-to-be-gone Skins Safety. It's our drafting so many fans bemoan today.
The problem, above all else, is our attempt to build through the draft at the most vital position on the field, QB, was a total bust, the worst player at his position over the past 4 years with the most turnovers.
If Woody was as "name obsessed" as you claim, we'd have already offered 100 million to a certain former GM who is assisting Woody and the contractors in pickign GM names. Or we'd be begging Parcells to come back. Or firing Rex and offering 100 million to Chucky or Cowher. or givign so much to Manning (lol) he couldn't say no even if he wanted to.
None of those things have happened, we kept Rex, and we're not only looking at the big "name" GM's now.
Last edited by Warfish; 01-14-2013 at 11:41 AM.