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I'd be interested in a breakdown of current GMs regarding...

NYRiese : 9/12/2017 12:05 am
their prior occupations.
How many were scouts: e.g. Jerry Reese
How many were football players: e.g. Ossie Newsome
How many were football administrators.
How many were coaches or head coaches.
How many were media personal: e.g. Ernie Accorse
And how have their teams recently performed and how are their present teams looking.
Do  
SethFromAstoria : 9/12/2017 12:59 am : link
they prefer Quik? or Hersheys?
Coke or Pepsi?
Coke or Crack?
Batman or Spiderman?
Cats or Dogs?
2 SuperBowls or none? or one?
ass man? or booob man?
RE: Do  
DonQuixote : 9/12/2017 3:39 am : link
In comment 13595211 SethFromAstoria said:
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they prefer Quik? or Hersheys?
Coke or Pepsi?
Coke or Crack?
Batman or Spiderman?
Cats or Dogs?
2 SuperBowls or none? or one?
ass man? or booob man?


Classic BBI. The OP asks an interesting question and people make fun of them.

I too would like to hear those details...
A suggestion:  
JohnB : 9/12/2017 5:43 am : link
Do some research via Google and find out for yourself!

Then come tell us.
I would think almost all have some sort of real football background  
BillT : 9/12/2017 7:33 am : link
Scout, coach, player, player personnel. They almost have to as they are ultimately responsible for makeup the roster. You have to be able to evaluate players and that's not something you can learn sitting behind a desk.
RE: I would think almost all have some sort of real football background  
Shecky : 9/12/2017 7:48 am : link
In comment 13595266 BillT said:
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Scout, coach, player, player personnel. They almost have to as they are ultimately responsible for makeup the roster. You have to be able to evaluate players and that's not something you can learn sitting behind a desk.


Or baseball like the Browns Depo lol
Great Question  
TyreeHelmet : 9/12/2017 10:03 am : link
But hard to break down. Majority of GMs come from a scouting/front office background. Then you have Lynch, Ozzie Newsome and Elway as former players ( Hall of Famers). Then you have the numbers/cap guys- Howie Roseman and Tannenbaum. Then you have the Browns with Sashi Brown and Depo and I'm not even sure how to classify them. Then the family/owners- Browns and Cowboys. Lastly you have the total control coach with Belichick who I believe is the only coach with that power but Andy Reid may have it as well.

Majority of GMs come from a scouting background.
RE: A suggestion:  
Gatorade Dunk : 9/12/2017 10:20 am : link
In comment 13595241 JohnB said:
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Do some research via Google and find out for yourself!

Then come tell us.

This.

Too many people seem to get BBI and Google mixed up.
RE: A suggestion:  
jcn56 : 9/12/2017 10:25 am : link
In comment 13595241 JohnB said:
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Do some research via Google and find out for yourself!

Then come tell us.


+1 - I'd be interested too, look forward to reading what you find.
RE: Great Question  
TyreeHelmet : 9/12/2017 10:30 am : link
In comment 13595495 TyreeHelmet said:
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But hard to break down. Majority of GMs come from a scouting/front office background. Then you have Lynch, Ozzie Newsome and Elway as former players ( Hall of Famers). Then you have the numbers/cap guys- Howie Roseman and Tannenbaum. Then you have the Browns with Sashi Brown and Depo and I'm not even sure how to classify them. Then the family/owners- Browns and Cowboys. Lastly you have the total control coach with Belichick who I believe is the only coach with that power but Andy Reid may have it as well.

Majority of GMs come from a scouting background.


Breakdown of backgrounds-

Front Office/ Scout-23
Player- 3
Numbers/ Cap/ Analytics- 3
Family-2
Coach-1
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BrettNYG10 : 9/12/2017 1:07 pm : link
Elway and Newsome had some front office experience prior to being promoted. They weren't directly thrown into it. Doesn't that impact the analysis some? Lynch is going to be an interesting case study.
And thanks for that work, Tyree.  
BrettNYG10 : 9/12/2017 1:08 pm : link
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TyreeHelmet : 9/12/2017 3:02 pm : link
In comment 13595945 BrettNYG10 said:
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Elway and Newsome had some front office experience prior to being promoted. They weren't directly thrown into it. Doesn't that impact the analysis some? Lynch is going to be an interesting case study.


Ozzie had a long background in the front office for the Browns/ Ravens. Elway was a president in the AFL but thats about it. Considering his lack of experience, Elway has done an incredible job.
Also, what qualifies as a player background?  
jcn56 : 9/12/2017 3:05 pm : link
NFL player? College? Does someone who came from a small college background or who made it to the NFL but didn't stick in any meaningful way still count as a player?

I would imagine all of these guys played football at some level, but doubt the vast majority ever sniffed an NFL roster.
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BrettNYG10 : 9/12/2017 3:35 pm : link
In comment 13596163 TyreeHelmet said:
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In comment 13595945 BrettNYG10 said:


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Elway and Newsome had some front office experience prior to being promoted. They weren't directly thrown into it. Doesn't that impact the analysis some? Lynch is going to be an interesting case study.



Ozzie had a long background in the front office for the Browns/ Ravens. Elway was a president in the AFL but thats about it. Considering his lack of experience, Elway has done an incredible job.


I thought Elway served as an executive with DEN prior to being promoted as GM, but it looks like I was wrong. You're right, he has.
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BrettNYG10 : 9/12/2017 3:38 pm : link
I just read the entire wiki entry - looks like Elway served a year before the prior GM (Xanders) officially left. Wiki says Xanders mostly served in an advisory role during the 2011 season before Elway's official promotion.
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