KF has a reputation to uphold. The firm's become a leader in the field by hiring great people for these jobs. Jed H. and his team can't just rest on their laurels and say, "well, we've had success in the past, but we're going to run a search that concludes with a guy who no one thinks is qualified and will probably usher into a return to the RK years. Yep that will be great for our business going forward! Let's get this done guys."
If you listen to the media, The Jets will never hire an OC, a GM and will be eternally over the cap and be banned from the league for doing so next season. Even though by the start of the league year, The Jets are going to be 11.3 million under the cap.
Mike McCartney has been involved in college football and the NFL as a coach, scout and personnel executive for more than 20 years. As the Quarterbacks Coach and Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at Colorado from 1987 through the 1989 season, Mike helped his father, Head Coach Bill McCartney, turn Colorado into a national power before moving on to coach at North Carolina for the 1990 and 1991 seasons. Over the next 6 years, Mike worked as a College and Pro Scout for the Chicago Bears. In 1998, Mike joined the Philadelphia Eagles as their Director of Pro Personnel. During his tenure, Mike was a key contributor in transforming the Eagles from a 3-13 club to a team that was 2 games away from the Super Bowl. As Director of Football Operations for Priority Sports, Mike was the first top-level front-office executive in the NFL to leave the league, during the salary cap era, for a major football representation firm. Mike brings the perspective and contacts of an NFL Scout and Executive which is invaluable to Priority clients in preparation for the NFL Draft and the upcoming NFL season. Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado, and his Master’s in Sports Administration from North Carolina. He and his wife Jenni, reside in Downers Grove, Illinois, with their 3 sons, Nickolas, Justin & Brandon, and daughter Alexa.
Last thing I can find from him is a blog from 2009.
Not saying he doesn't know anything or anyone but he is far from being a big time NFL insider.
Also, I don't think anyone is saying that NOBODY wants the job. I think the point people are making is that anybody worth having doesn't want the job. There is a difference.
Last edited by DDNYjets; 01-14-2013 at 09:27 AM.
What's amazing is WJ a billionaire who doesn't have to answer to anyone had the brains to fire Tanny, the guy who he leaned on for all of his football savvy and then concluded "this is above my pay grade. I need help picking the next GM" and hires this great firm to manage the search, and yet, people are killing WJ for a decision that hasn't even been made yet.
Glazer said the Jets can't "give the job away." That sounds like nobody wants it to me. That's a joke and anyone who thinks for 2 seconds knows it.
I have no idea why Gamble wasn't hired. He was widely considered a top candidate and it certainly looked like he wanted the job. But he might have been the only one and I fear that we missed the boat. I am not sure who leaked that his interview went bad but I am suspicious that the Jets did that to try and save some face b.c I think Rex didn't want him. That is just my opinion but I think Rex wants to be the alpha dog. I know that Woody said he was hiring the GM with some input from Rex but I happen to believe Rex has considerable persuasion with Woody.
Bob Glauber @BobGlauber
Was told very early in Jets' GM search it would be deliberate and thorough. Could last til week of Super Bowl. Think it ends sooner though.
RE: offensive coordinator
Mannish tweeted that the Jets will meet with Cam Cameron today and Standford OC pep Hamilton tomorrow