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mara has been in the football business his whole life

sundayatone : 12/6/2017 6:35 am
why does he need accorsi to help him find a gm?
So was his father  
JohnB : 12/6/2017 6:37 am : link
and his father needed help too.

Nothing wrong with that.
Ummmmm.  
redwhiteandbigblue : 12/6/2017 6:53 am : link
Maybe because it was Ernie Accorsi who pushed to draft Eli? Maybe because he was a previous GM? You can bet they will at least request his input on a selection of QB if it comes to that.
You saw what he did or allowed  
section125 : 12/6/2017 7:09 am : link
last week and you question bringing in an outside set of eyes and a true football man?

Even if they don't ultimately go with Accorsi's recommendation, he brings a different viewpoint.
EA (and his rug) ...  
Beer Man : 12/6/2017 8:38 am : link
Put the team in position to win the 2007 SB. I'm sure they value his opinion and trust his judgement.
so people like us don't scream that he shouldn't be making the choice  
Victor in CT : 12/6/2017 8:39 am : link
by himself. :-)
CEOs are often in a business their whole adult life  
markky : 12/6/2017 8:40 am : link
and still have BoDs that help them with strategy and specific objectives, including recruiting and organizational development.

this is a moment that will change the course of his business. it's good to have a little help.
Because he's only ever hired one GM before?  
an_idol_mind : 12/6/2017 8:44 am : link
Accorsi has been an advisor for several teams. Him being on board will probably be a good thing for the Giants.
Ask yourself  
HomerJones45 : 12/6/2017 10:19 am : link
has he shown any particular aptitude for the football side of the business since he became involved in 2013? Really, it's been one pratfall after another. Take comfort in the fact that they retained a consultant.
I think it's the mark of a smart manager  
81_Great_Dane : 12/6/2017 10:54 am : link
to recognize their limitations and deficits and bring in someone to bolster those areas.

John Mara also has a lot of other responsibilities, both for the league and for the team. So going to a trusted consultant who can invest additional time makes sense to me.

I would have been more excited to see Bill Parcells involved than Ernie Accorsi, but Accorsi has been active in the league pretty continuously. I get what they're doing. At least, I think they do.
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Dodge : 12/6/2017 10:56 am : link
Having a second opinion or help from another very experienced person is always a good thing no matter what kind of business you're in.
Not to pile on  
MetsAreBack : 12/6/2017 10:58 am : link
but really?

Most Fortune 500 companies hire executive recruiting firms/consultants to find C-level replacements or to fill new positions.

We can get on Mara for a lot of things, this isnt one of them.
It has..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 12/6/2017 10:59 am : link
been a fairly standard practice to bring in consultants to help with GM searches.

Accorsi's done it for a few teams. Polian has done it for a few teams. Casserly has been consulted several times.

It's probably now the norm more than the exception.
Hard concept for some  
Tuckrule : 12/6/2017 2:05 pm : link
Being born into the business and working your way into the business are very different. Unbelievable that this has to be explained to the OP
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