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ERIC DECOSTA

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CURRENT JOB: Assistant General Manager, Baltimore Ravens (2012)

The Ravens are the only team DeCosta has worked for in an official position (he interned with the Redskins in 1995) and there are pretty good indicators they might be the only team he cares to work for as well. Last offseason, three different teams asked for permission to interview DeCosta for GM openings. DeCosta declined all of them. There’s also speculation that the Ravens 2012 raise / change in title was essentially meant to reassure DeCosta that he was Ozzie Newsome’s heir apparent.

Sorry folks. I think this one’s a pipe dream.

QUOTABLE:

“He considers the Ravens GM position his future dream job…”

- Don Banks, Sports Illustrated...

I have heard this more than once about this guy. It would take a lot of green to draw him away from Baltimore but he won't interview.

Like you said. PIPE DREAM

Can't hurt to try but probably not gonna happen.

One thing I hope we do is get whoever we want quickly before someone else signs him.

Seems like we always wait too log and all the good ones are gone before we make a decision.

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I have heard this more than once about this guy. It would take a lot of green to draw him away from Baltimore but he won't interview.

Like you said. PIPE DREAM

Can't hurt to try but probably not gonna happen.

One thing I hope we do is get whoever we want quickly before someone else signs him.

Seems like we always wait too log and all the good ones are gone before we make a decision.

No excuse for that this year. We have a head start on everybody.

And if they want Ross (or Kevin Abrams for that matter) you'd expect Accorsi could facilitate that happening.

One worry: The Panthers don't have a good track record when it comes to taking guys a bunch of other people passed on. Prime examples would be Jimmy Clausen, Rae Carruth, Everett Brown and, sadly, Ron Rivera. Would hate to see Ross reinforce that trend.

(wouldn't mind seeing him break it, though)

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No excuse for that this year. We have a head start on everybody.

And if they want Ross (or Kevin Abrams for that matter) you'd expect Accorsi could facilitate that happening.

One worry: The Panthers don't have a good track record when it comes to taking guys a bunch of other people passed on. Prime examples would be Jimmy Clausen, Rae Carruth, Everett Brown and, sadly, Ron Rivera. Would hate to see Ross reinforce that trend.

(wouldn't mind seeing him break it, though)

Absolutely right. The day the season is over we should have our interviews set up and a decision within a few days after.

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No excuse for that this year.

We have a head start on everybody.

Honestly I was afraid we wouldn't even have a consultant hired before the very end of the season. Thankfully I was wrong about that.

Since Accorsi's entire function will be to assess the organization and make recommendations, and we brought him in relatively quickly, I'm not really as afraid that we'll dick around and not make a decision until it's too late any longer.

The thought is still hanging around in the back of my mind but I'm far less concerned about it than I was.

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Honestly I was afraid we wouldn't even have a consultant hired before the very end of the season. Thankfully I was wrong about that.

Since Accorsi's entire function will be to assess the organization and make recommendations, and we brought him in relatively quickly, I'm not really as afraid that we'll dick around and not make a decision until it's too late any longer.

The thought is still hanging around in the back of my mind but I'm far less concerned about it than I was.

I was extremely relieved when the news of the Accorsi hire broke, not just that it was done but for who it was. Have a lot more confidence now that this thing gets done right.

From what I understand, Accorsi will not just be looking at GM candidates, but looking at the organization as a whole and suggesting changes. My hope is that he suggests plenty.

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Weird little oddity I found.

Searching for photos of Omar Khan online (next profile I have planned) found some photos misidentifying Steelers GM Kevin Colbert as Khan. Weird in that the two look pretty much nothing alike.

The main source for the error appears to be Bleacher Report.

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Absolutely right. The day the season is over we should have our interviews set up and a decision within a few days after.

Agreed they should move quickly. Especially given that there's likely to be competition for whomever they target.

(would have responded to this post sooner but missed it last night; sorry)

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Hey scot you should do a profile soon for Dave Gettleman, pro personnel guy for the giants,

http://wp.me/p14QSB-6oNh

[q]As Gantt pointed out several days ago, the Panthers have hired former Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi to help find the franchise’s next General Manager.

The decision that Accorsi makes will resonate through the organization, both now and in the future.

Some think Accorsi will push Giants executive Dave Gettleman for the job, given their past working relationship in New York. Another source believes Accorsi will set aside his relationships and recommend the person whom Accorsi views as best suited for the job, given its specific dynamics and requirements.[/q]

I know it's purely speculation but he still seems like an interesting(and qualified) candidate

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Hey scot you should do a profile soon for Dave Gettleman, pro personnel guy for the giants,

http://wp.me/p14QSB-6oNh

As Gantt pointed out several days ago, the Panthers have hired former Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi to help find the franchise’s next General Manager.

The decision that Accorsi makes will resonate through the organization, both now and in the future.

Some think Accorsi will push Giants executive Dave Gettleman for the job, given their past working relationship in New York. Another source believes Accorsi will set aside his relationships and recommend the person whom Accorsi views as best suited for the job, given its specific dynamics and requirements.

I know it's purely speculation but he still seems like an interesting(and qualified) candidate

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Hey scot you should do a profile soon for Dave Gettleman, pro personnel guy for the giants,

http://wp.me/p14QSB-6oNh

[q]As Gantt pointed out several days ago, the Panthers have hired former Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi to help find the franchise’s next General Manager.

The decision that Accorsi makes will resonate through the organization, both now and in the future.

Some think Accorsi will push Giants executive Dave Gettleman for the job, given their past working relationship in New York. Another source believes Accorsi will set aside his relationships and recommend the person whom Accorsi views as best suited for the job, given its specific dynamics and requirements.

I know it's purely speculation but he still seems like an interesting(and qualified) candidate

Yeah, just read that. I may research him next rather than Khan.

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Sh*t double post my bad I hate the mobile version of the huddle lol, but yeah he might be a better option than Ross IMO but we'll see

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Sh*t double post my bad I hate the mobile version of the huddle lol, but yeah he might be a better option than Ross IMO but we'll see

I tend to favor college scouting guys over pro personnel guys, but yeah, he'd have a shot as well.

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