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#21 Zod

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Rich_McKay

Someone like that would be nice. Kept the window open in Tampa for nearly a decade.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

I gotta put football knowledge first.

Without that, none of the other stuff matters



Without the finance portion, you get a team that is paying marginal players a ton and find yourself in cap trouble year after year.

Sound familiar?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

#20. magic...
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

Without the finance portion, you get a team that is paying marginal players a ton and find yourself in cap trouble year after year.

Sound familiar?


Without football knowledge, you don't know what a player is worth.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

Without football knowledge, you don't know what a player is worth.



You do if you have an entire staff letting you know how well players are doing.

I am not saying he can be football illiterate, but he/she doesn't need to be great talent evaluators. He needs a qualified staff that handles that.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

Without a doubt the most important characteristic is being able to manage people and multiple personalities with sometimes conflicting wishes and desires. He has to be a good decision maker with the ability to inspire others and a clear vision of what we need to be successful. Obviously knowing the finance piece is important as is the contract piece but we could hire a bean counter as a GM and it would be a disaster. GMs have to manage people much more than simply being a cap manager or even a football guru. You can hire a cap specialist and an attorney to manage the language for example but the art is in the negotiation and that takes a people person. Seems to me the GM has to have a vision which he can sell to others and get them to buy into it. He is the face behind the franchise who has his hand in everything.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Can we hire Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill? Get tough on negotiations and draft well to take advantage of those rookie contracts.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

first person I thought of after OP was Ed Hochuli

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

first person I thought of after OP was Ed Hochuli


He'd be too busy getting his swoll on at the team gym to do any general managing.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

he's a lawyer though so he should be able to manage his time well, right?


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