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Old 01-12-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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I asked McDaniels if he had discussed with Bowlen how much influence he will have in personnel decisions.

"I've met Jim Goodman and his staff in the personnel department," he said. "I think it's going to be a situation where we're going to collaborate. . . . "

And in cases where they differ?

"Hopefully, there's not many of those, but Jim would make the call if there's an issue in terms of personnel," McDaniels said.

I asked Bowlen if he intends to hire a general manager (Goodman's unwieldy title, which he held under Shanahan, is vice president of football operations/player personnel).

"I have no plans to hire anybody else," Bowlen said. "That's not to say I won't hire some other people on the football side of the organization. I don't have any plans to hire what you would call a general manager."

So your intention is that Jim Goodman will run your personnel department?

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Old 01-12-2009, 11:38 PM   #2
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This better be incorrect. We need a true, proven GM.
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This better be incorrect. We need a true, proven GM.
I guess the NFL's best first and second round pick from the 2008 Draft isn't enough for you.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #5
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This better be incorrect. We need a true, proven GM.
Goodman's proven a lot in the last three drafts.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #6
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This better be incorrect. We need a true, proven GM.
I'd say he's proven himself pretty damn well as of late... at least on the offensive side of the ball.
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I'd say he's proven himself pretty damn well as of late... at least on the offensive side of the ball.
Somewhat smaller sample size on the defensive side, but I've been especially pleased with his late round and UDFA acquisitions on D (and O).
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"Hopefully, there's not many of those, but Jim would make the call if there's an issue in terms of personnel," McDaniels said.

A business being run like a business. I love it.

Goodman seems to be doing well, but the real test will be to get some defensive players in here immediately. We should be in a position to land a couple of seemingly sure-things at #12.
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Thrilled to see Goodman in town for the foreseeable future. I just hope he hit the jackpot on the defensive side of the ball like he did on offense in last years draft.
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We will see how it goes. The first Shannyless draft will be interesting.
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Glad Goodman is staying because he seemed to get a lot of credit for the recent draft success.

Hopefully he can prove to be as successful on the defensive side of the roster.
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Sounds like he has all of the responsibility minus the title... leaves room for improvement I guess
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Sounds like he has all of the responsibility minus the title... leaves room for improvement I guess
Or a way you could promote him...
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If the new regime can make something out of Moss and Crowder, the last three drafts would easily (if not already) be the best in team history.
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Might as well just call him the GM. Its what he is now.
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he doesn't get the title until he's earned it...
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Or a way you could promote him...
One risk might be that Goodman without the GM title would be free to break his contract for an official GM job offer from another team.
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One risk might be that Goodman without the GM title would be free to break his contract for an official GM job offer from another team.
Or that the team could use that to keep him...
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If the Goodman's start hitting on defensive drafts they way they've hit on some recent offensive drafts......
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One risk might be that Goodman without the GM title would be free to break his contract for an official GM job offer from another team.
My Understanding is that titles mean nothing. It is the person who actually has final roster say. Because he has that he can not be scooped prior to contract end.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:40 AM   #23
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We also need to keep in mind that the Goodmans have been drafting what they thought were the best players for the needs of the current coaches.

I think our new staff will require different types of players, and the Goodmans will still be able to smell "talent."

This looks like a match made in heaven so far - the next month or two of "player evaluation" will be the most interesting. Interesting to see who might be let go, traded, renegotiated, etc.. We will get a quick feel for how bold this new regime will be.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:45 AM   #24
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Might as well just call him the GM. Its what he is now.
He's the VP of football operations, I believe that technically thats a higher position than GM (at least it is in baseball).

And I said this as soon as we fired Shanahan. We weren't hiring a GM, Goodman was taking that job. Then reiterated it when they were part of the interview committee. Sad that it takes the HC saying outright that he's in charge of personnel decisions (when that is clearly his job) for people to get it.
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I think we all saw this. Bowlen said when he fired Shanahan that he wasn't going to touch the Goodmans or any of the personnel department. Shanahan was responsible for the multiple trades in the '07 draft. The Goodmans were allowed more say in the '08 draft and that's why we didn't do things like trade back into the first for Eddie Royal Like Mike wanted. Mike had a tendency to get locked on a guy and then freak that someone else was going to take him and reach.

Anyway I have more confidence that this staff can find and develop defensive talent than the last one. However I'm not convinced that it will be as defensive heavy as people think. Good GM's go BPA and what if the best offensive player in the draft at his position falls to us? Outside of a QB I wouldn't be shocked, especially if the player of a position of need we have is too early to take at 12. I'm personally hoping that safety falls, but we'll see. This will make the draft more interesting for sure.
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