Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jets' consultant discusses coach-GM hiring dynamic


Among the handful of interviews and inquiries by the New York Jets regarding their vacant head coach and general manager positions, there's been speculation that the coach may come before the GM when Gang Green starts hiring.

The cart before the horse, if you will.

Wednesday, Jets consultant Charley Casserly explained in an interview with Tampa radio station 620 AM WDAE that while "in a perfect world" you go GM first and coach second, there are times when "you feel you need to pull the trigger on the coach first" and go on to hire the other guy after.
“Now people will say, ‘Well, that can’t work.’ Well, Seattle won the Super Bowl and that’s exactly what they did,” Casserly said, via the New York Post. “They hired Pete Carroll first and then they hired John Schneider. [In] Kansas City, they hired Andy Reid first and then John Dorsey. So it absolutely can work. 
A lot of it depends on does the head coach have a relationship with somebody out there who’s going to be a viable general manager candidate? It also depends on the ego of the person coming in.”
Read more from Brian Costello of the Post.

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