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    GM by Thursday Hopefully?

    The New York Jets plan to name a new general manager by Thursday, according to league sources, with finalists wrapping up their interviews Wednesday.

    The Jets have identified at least three finalists for the GM opening, and have already conducted second interviews with at least two candidates.

    Steelers executive Omar Khan has interviewed with them and Seahawks exec John Idzik flew in from Seattle on Tuesday and is meeting with team officials Wednesday. The Jets' assistant general manager, Scott Cohen, is also under consideration, sources said.

    While there were reports of former Bears GM Jerry Angelo being a finalist, sources said he was not contacted about a second interview. Also, although there have been reports that Giants scouting director Marc Ross pulled out of consideration, league sources said he was not in fact a finalist, anyway.

    The Jets are replacing long-time GM Mike Tannenbaum, and are focused on ways to rectify the cap crunch they are facing and determining how to navigate a handful of awful contracts bloating the payroll. The team also must improve its scouting and talent evaluation.

    Idzik and Khan are experts in salary-cap and contract matters, and, sources said, if the Jets went outside the organization for this hire there would likely be sweeping changes coming to the front office.

    The Jets made it clear to candidates that coach Rex Ryan will stay for 2013, but that coaching changes are in play beyond that season if necessary. The team has also been interviewing coaches trying to fill the many vacancies on that staff and trying to have personnel matters resolved before the Senior Bowl kicks off next week.

    -Jason Lacanfora

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    I think it's Idzik. Hopefully Popp but not looking that way.

    And buried in there is the fact that the rising star "snubber" Ross was never a finalist anyway. But you'll never get a retraction from the media on that who released those "LOL JEST SNUBBED AGAIN" articles.

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    Idzhik is more than a cap guy imo..looks to have some personnel experience.. more than tanny did..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astoria View Post
    I think it's Idzik. Hopefully Popp but not looking that way.

    And buried in there is the fact that the rising star "snubber" Ross was never a finalist anyway. But you'll never get a retraction from the media on that who released those "LOL JEST SNUBBED AGAIN" articles.
    Ross=Rooney rule

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    Here are my power rankings for our GM search.

    1.Ted Sundquist
    2. John Idzik
    3. Jim Popp
    4. Omar Khan

    I'd be happy with anyone of those candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustykeller View Post
    Here are my power rankings for our GM search.

    1.Ted Sundquist
    2. John Idzik
    3. Jim Popp
    4. Omar Khan

    I'd be happy with anyone of those candidates.
    Like it!!! Only khan if he can bring in a strong talent guy from pitt..

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    Ooo yeah sundquist. I forgot about him. Yeah hes in my top two as well at this point. And I get the feeling he is high on the Jets list as well.

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    My rankings are

    1. Idzik
    2. Khan
    3. Popp
    4. Sundquist

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    Don't discount Bill Cowher in 2014 should the Jets hire Kahn. I have read that the two are close from their Steelers days. If the Jets ever hired Kahn and then Mularky as a OC, I would wager a Cowher return to the sidelines with the Jets in 2014 would be better then 50/50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustykeller View Post
    Here are my power rankings for our GM search.

    1.Ted Sundquist
    2. John Idzik
    3. Jim Popp
    4. Omar Khan

    I'd be happy with anyone of those candidates.
    This. Maybe Popp over Idzik but that's minor details.

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    I do not believe Sundquist was given a second interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth View Post
    I do not believe Sundquist was given a second interview?
    Nobody really knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalomaniac View Post
    Nobody really knows
    Can not argue with your logic.

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    They must already know who they are leaning towards, but I am happy they are looking under every rock and behind every tree...

    While I want them to take as long as they need to wrap this up, I just want them to name someone so we can get this show on the road here. There's alot of work to do for the new GM.

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    I won't be surprised if they hire two guys.

    One guy for President of Football Operations.
    and one to be GM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejet22 View Post
    I won't be surprised if they hire two guys.

    One guy for President of Football Operations.
    and one to be GM.
    I would to be honest. I do not see Khan leaving the Steelers unless it is for a GM job. Same thing with Idzik just for the Seahawks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astoria View Post
    I think it's Idzik. Hopefully Popp but not looking that way.

    And buried in there is the fact that the rising star "snubber" Ross was never a finalist anyway. But you'll never get a retraction from the media on that who released those "LOL JEST SNUBBED AGAIN" articles.
    Or that Jerry Angelo was at the top of the list. These guys are guessing and passing it off as inside knowledge. Woody's been doing a great job with this search and I have nothing but respect for the way they've handled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelioion View Post
    Or that Jerry Angelo was at the top of the list. These guys are guessing and passing it off as inside knowledge. Woody's been doing a great job with this search and I have nothing but respect for the way they've handled it.
    I would be pissed beyond belief if it is Angelo.

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    Seems to me like it will be either Khan or Idzik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 124 View Post
    Seems to me like it will be either Khan or Idzik.
    I would be more than glad with either.

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