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Mr. Scot

Consultant or Team President

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So if Tepper were to hire someone to oversee the transition, which route would you prefer he choose?

The consultant is the "hired gun". They can pretty much do or suggest anything they want because they have neither consequences to be suffered nor benefits to be gained. Ideally, this allows them to be objective and do what's best for the team.

A team president, however, will have to actually deal with the fallout from whatever decisions he makes. As part of the team structure, he has a vested interest that a consultant might lack. It can also be argued that he'll more closely align with the owner, given that he's gonna be there for a while.

Which way would you go?

Additional question: Who might you like to see fill the role you chose?

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I see him doing the consultant route.  It's the best route at first.  Let Tepper get his feet wet and see what kind of President he needs. 

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Point of Clarification: We're talking here about a traditional team president, not the role as Jerry Richardson defined it, so don't get hung up on that.

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As a consultant I can assure you that consultants suffer consequences of bad consulting and reap benefits of good consulting.

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Bring in the guy he wants as President as a "consultant" for a period of time so he can learn the lay of the land and then install him at a later time. 

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I've floated Omar Khan as a team president option before.

He's basically Kevin Colbert's second in command with the Steelers, and his background is more "analyst" than scout. Also said it'd be a huge coup if we could steal Colbert from the Steelers with a "promotion" but that ain't happenin'.

One thing: As our friend Woodie pointed out, it's possible the Rooneys might have asked Tepper not to poach any of their people till next season. That'd mesh with taking a year to get the lay of the land anyway (something many people expect Tepper to do).

If that's the case, a consultant seems far more likely.

Candidates for the consultant would include Ernie Accorsi, Ron Wolf, Charley Casserly, Tony Dungy, Carl Peterson and even our old friend Bill Polian.

(wouldn't that be interesting)

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Probably a consultant, at least until Tepper gets a handle on what’s going on. Dude is pretty smart so it won’t take him long. 

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Hire a consultant to come up with an all inclusive plan, which would include identifying candidates for Team President.

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I found a preliminary list of candidates here.

Ian Rapoport mentioned one guy whose name I've forgotten, formerly of the Browns. My sense from reading about him was that he was more of a financial, CFO type guy than a potential president.

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19 hours ago, Moo Daeng said:

As a consultant I can assure you that consultants suffer consequences of bad consulting and reap benefits of good consulting.

To echo this I can say that the primary objective of a consultant is to continue to stay relevant. Extending the length of the transition extends his/her tenure and puts more money in the consultants wallet.  Be careful for what you wish for.  

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I'd probably lean toward the team president option because I think there's a couple of good candidates.

I seem to be in the minority on this though.

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19 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

I've floated Omar Khan as a team president option before.

He's basically Kevin Colbert's second in command with the Steelers, and his background is more "analyst" than scout. Also said it'd be a huge coup if we could steal Colbert from the Steelers with a "promotion" but that ain't happenin'.

One thing: As our friend Woodie pointed out, it's possible the Rooneys might have asked Tepper not to poach any of their people till next season. That'd mesh with taking a year to get the lay of the land anyway (something many people expect Tepper to do).

If that's the case, a consultant seems far more likely.

Candidates for the consultant would include Ernie Accorsi, Ron Wolf, Charley Casserly, Tony Dungy, Carl Peterson and even our old friend Bill Polian.

(wouldn't that be interesting)

Reading it quickly--thought it was "Keary Colbert ".

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