Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

First Impressions: Dave Gettleman


  • Please log in to reply
136 replies to this topic

#1 Mr. Scot

Mr. Scot

    Football Historian

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 44,823
  • Reputation: 13,361
  • LocationSC
SUPPORTER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

For those who watched the press conference (or those who will watch it later) what do you see/hear?

Here's the link for those who didn't see it.

Dave Gettleman: It's about getting it right

#2 Kettle

Kettle

    I'm Stainless.

  • Joined: 26-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 13,444
  • Reputation: 672
  • LocationThe Brew Wing
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

I think he's wicked smaht!

#3 Actionman0z

Actionman0z

    Strong Member

  • Joined: 14-December 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,856
  • Reputation: 69
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

He needs a cough drop.

#4 Actionman0z

Actionman0z

    Strong Member

  • Joined: 14-December 10
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,856
  • Reputation: 69
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Also, that right now he does not have the answers because he just got here yesterday, but that he will grind it out to solutions. Look for a very fast pace fluid roster overhaul with options. Look for tons of restructuring if players who wont make the money they will make elsewhere to stay here as well... look for solid bolstering of both lines, and a dedication to get big uglies like never before. Be prepared to run the hell outta the football... and we may see an incorperation of horizontal passing attack to set up the run.

#5 MrBubba

MrBubba

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 28-February 09
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,660
  • Reputation: 193
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Sorry I don't do impressions

#6 Mr. Scot

Mr. Scot

    Football Historian

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 44,823
  • Reputation: 13,361
  • LocationSC
SUPPORTER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I figured he'd sound like someone's granddad. Instead, he sounds like Don Vito Corleone with a Boston accent. So I was expecting a grandfather but got The Godfather.

(between his Boston accent and Richardson's Southern drawl, the team may need to hire an interpreter)

Asked to self-describe, emphasized being "very direct" and said "Ron would agree with me on that" which makes me think he might have told Rivera some things he might not have wanted to hear, but may have needed to.

Obviously I loved what he said about "winning games with big men" :lol:

Not the type of guy to say something just to say something. When asked for specifics about the state of the team, stressed he was still evaluating, so he won't be someone who just pulls an answer out of his ass.

Overall strikes me as one of those guys that'll put out a good face with the media but in private will tell you exactly what he thinks on no uncertain terms.

#7 Dex

Dex

    Knight of Sunlight

  • Joined: 25-July 11
  • posts: 7,535
  • Reputation: 7,078
  • LocationConnecticut
SUPPORTER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

He makes me want to watch The Departed again. He's like an older Alec Baldwin.




#8 Black

Black

    Don't Make Me Get Money and Platinumize My Body

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 2,686
  • Reputation: 2,013
  • LocationNC
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

I liked him. He has tons more personality than Hurney, or Rivera for that matter. Seems like a straight shooter, who doesn't care about accolades. He's a collaborator which is good to know he's willing to hear the opinions of others in the front office. He said something along the lines of it doesn't matter who got it right, as long as it's right. He mentioned that you don't have to spend a lot to get a good player, which seems like a direct comment to separate himself from Hurney in my opinion. He doesn't seem like the type to panic, as he reference how Tom Coughlin was on the hot seat before he won two Super Bowls. He believes success starts with a solid O-line and D-line, something he learned from Coughlin.

He wore a horrible tie, and his breath smells bad.

#9 csx

csx

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 31-December 09
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 7,751
  • Reputation: 2,221
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Also, that right now he does not have the answers because he just got here yesterday, but that he will grind it out to solutions. Look for a very fast pace fluid roster overhaul with options. Look for tons of restructuring if players who wont make the money they will make elsewhere to stay here as well... look for solid bolstering of both lines, and a dedication to get big uglies like never before. Be prepared to run the hell outta the football... and we may see an incorperation of horizontal passing attack to set up the run.



I certainly hope he works to bolster the line but don't see how he will influence anything regarding the style of play unless he fires the current staff and hires his own. Maybe I misunderstood...

#10 Kettle

Kettle

    I'm Stainless.

  • Joined: 26-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 13,444
  • Reputation: 672
  • LocationThe Brew Wing
HUDDLER

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

I liked him. He has tons more personality than Hurney, or Rivera for that matter. Seems like a straight shooter, who doesn't care about accolades. He's a collaborator which is good to know he's willing to hear the opinions of others in the front office. He said something along the lines of it doesn't matter who got it right, as long as it's right. He mentioned that you don't have to spend a lot to get a good player, which seems like a direct comment to separate himself from Hurney in my opinion. He doesn't seem like the type to panic, as he reference how Tom Coughlin was on the hot seat before he won two Super Bowls. He believes success starts with a solid O-line and D-line, something he learned from Coughlin.

He wore a horrible tie, and his breath smells bad.


FYI, paisley is for leaders.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users