Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:Originally posted by kray28:Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
So let me guess: you guys would be riding Jed's nuts right now if he picked Lombardi. Why don't you go take a look at his track record? He's never been a GM before either and he spent many years working for Al Davis. Not exactly what I would consider a well run organization! Why is he more credentialed to run a sports franchise than Baalke?
I think I can answer this one for you guys. Lombardi's a flashy name because he writes articles for NFL.com and is a TV personality. Am I right?
I thought Jed said he was going to take his time and interview real qualified candidates, that's what he said he'd do. Not this little lame charade where he picked Baalke a priori and then did a couple of token interviews with his mind made up.
There's this thing called integrity in business, and Jed fails at it with this pathetically lame little game.
He interviewed I think 5 candidates (no less than 4) most of whom had been GM's before (and were currently not employed by the NFL. I think one of the Matt's also reported that he had phone interviews with several league employed execs. I'm going to try and find a link.
You can choose to believe that this all was just a charrade to hire Baalke but it's more likely that Baalke was a strong candidate but he was doing his due diligence to make sure there was no one better suited for the job. I just have one question for you: what benefit would Jed get from trying to create a sham GM search and going to great lengths to do so just so he could fool the fan base?
I agree!! I don't like his article because he failed to mention how York called several people around the league, and in fact if I remember Parcells was a huge fan of him, as Im sure a lot of people were.