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#31 ShutDwn

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Just so everyone knows, I'll be graduating with a finance degree this winter. I think the timing of everything is a sign that I must lead this team to the promise land.

Cam and I would be super good friends.

#32 ClawOn

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

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.


That's like saying a head coach will be ok as long as he has good coordinators. Just not the case. The coordinators can be replaced (see New England); it's the guys at the top that need to be extraordinary.

#33 Lout

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...t-gm-candidates

Found this article.. list of potential GM candidates.

Marc Ross
Nick Caserio
Russ Ball
Pat Moriarty
Eric DeCosta
Les Snead

These are some of my favorites.

#34 Zod

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

That's like saying a head coach will be ok as long as he has good coordinators.



Not really. A head coach is more intimately involved in the day to day.

A better analogy is you don't need a president who has extensive knowledge of warfare, only generals that can convey to him recommendations.

#35 Mr. Scot

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

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.


Understood. For my part, I want a guy who knows enough to see whether the scouts are giving him good info or not.

#36 Carolina Husker

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

In order of importance...

1. Lawyer with heavy experience in finance and contract negotiation.
2. Can oversee multiple departments and make decisions based on their recommendations
3. Football knowledge


The ability to effectively evaluate talent is wildly more important than any of these things.

#37 Kevin Greene

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

In order of importance...

1. Lawyer with heavy experience in finance and contract negotiation.
2. Can oversee multiple departments and make decisions based on their recommendations
3. Football knowledge


No, just someone who is held accountable in a timely fashion.

#38 Squirrel

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

You just described oliver luck.

#39 Zod

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

The ability to effectively evaluate talent is wildly more important than any of these things.



If you want to always be fighting for cap space and in need of money, yeah.

#40 Kevin Greene

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

If you want to always be fighting for cap space and in need of money, yeah.


You forgot winning.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

name the capologist for the giants or the patriots or ravens?

learning math as a GM is easier than learning to spot talent that nobody else sees.