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The GM Candidates

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I'm afraid that I have to agree with Mr TD here. Beanie is very much a legitate candidate. Just because he's not as good as the other candidates does not discount him. Just because JR hired a consultant to find someone does not discount him. You said at the very beginning that this was about candidates who have been mentioned, and he has certainly been mentioned. I don't think he is a good candidate, and I don't think he will get the job, but I also don't think for a second that he has a zero chance of staying in the role.

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Clinkscales please

Imagine what a guy who has had some success putting talented people on the field recently could do in a "non-raiders" environment.

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My guess is on Ross or Gettleman

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I'm afraid that I have to agree with Mr TD here. Beanie is very much a legitate candidate. Just because he's not as good as the other candidates does not discount him. Just because JR hired a consultant to find someone does not discount him. You said at the very beginning that this was about candidates who have been mentioned, and he has certainly been mentioned. I don't think he is a good candidate, and I don't think he will get the job, but I also don't think for a second that he has a zero chance of staying in the role.

He's been mentioned, by one guy, that guy being Pat Yasinskas. The same guy who declared that Mike McCoy was a dead solid lock for the Panthers OC spot right before it was handed to Jeff Davidson. Where did he hear that? From Mike McCoy's agent.

And regarding Beane, Yasinskas only mentioned it as "what he thinks". He had no source at all. Though if he does, true to form, it's probably Beane's agent.

The other guy at the national level who was asked about Beane was Adam Caplan, who completely discounted the idea. He cited discussions with league sources who said no one was taking Beane seriously as a candidate.

Beane does not have a shot.

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Quote from Ross' video interview that I found positive:

"We don't draft combine superstars."

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Clinkscales please

Imagine what a guy who has had some success putting talented people on the field recently could do in a "non-raiders" environment.

I'd be happy with it. Got a feeling he doesn't plan to leave the Raiders though.

(of course, he "didn't plan to leave" the Jets, either)

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Got the profiles for the guys I take most seriously done. Only ones left are McCloughan and Kokinis, neither of whom I take that seriously right now. McCloughan was mentioned earlier in the process but hasn't been mentioned since, and Kokinis may just be speculation.

Granted, anything is possible.

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I like Joey Clinkscales because it makes us sound like the Sopranos.

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I like Joey Clinkscales because it makes us sound like the Sopranos.

Imagine if he hired Tony Sparano as an assistant.

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A little something for the people who think Brandon Beane is an actual candidate...

Beane has gone from handling budgets and overseeing the equipment, video and team operations to watching film with coach Ron Rivera, talking with teams about possible trades and making decisions that will shape the Panthers’ immediate future.

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You really think a guy who was doing that up until a few weeks ago has a shot of competing against some of the resumes listed here?

Throw in that Beane is only 36. That's three years younger than the youngest candidate, Marc Ross, but with far less experience in actual football management.

You can throw your "Richardson only wants a yes man" theories around all you want, but this ain't happenin.

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Quick note on Steve Keim...

Mike Lombardi is reporting that Cardinals GM might be relieved of his duties, which would likely mean the job getting handed to Keim.

After what I saw and read researching him, I'd love for us to at least be able to take a look at him, but we might not get that opportunity.

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A little something for the people who think Brandon Beane is an actual candidate...

(link)

You really think a guy who was doing that up until a few weeks ago has a shot of competing against some of the resumes listed here?

Throw in that Beane is only 36. That's three years younger than the youngest candidate, Marc Ross, but with far less experience in actual football management.

You can throw your "Richardson only wants a yes man" theories around all you want, but this ain't happenin.

Marty Hurney was a beat-writer before he started working for the Redskins PR department, then he learned under the Chargers GM Bobby Beathard in the mid-90s, then started managing the cap for the Panthers before becoming GM. Hurney was actually the interim GM for awhile after Polian left, a few years before he actually became GM.

What's your point here? Beane has almost an identical amount of experience that Hurney did before becoming GM of the Panthers. Is that a good thing for the future of the team? No. Is he being considered for the job? Definitely. If he follows the same path as Hurney, Beane will be the GM in a few years after the Panthers crash a burn with their next hire. (kidding about that last part)

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