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One big question that wasn't asked

Milton : 1/13/2022 3:09 pm
What happens (or what has happened) when the GM and HC don't agree? Being on the same page doesn't guarantee they are going to agree on every single personnel decision. And forming a consensus doesn't necessarily mean making the best decision. This was a worry I had with Reese, not so much with Gettleman. I had a hard time imagining Reese winning an argument with Coughlin, whereas with Gettleman I definitely had the sense that it was his vision that the Giants were following. But one thing the Giants have managed to do since the well documented Parcells/Young clashes is to keep a lid on any clashes there may have been between coach and GM, and there surely have been many, it's the nature of the business.

When Young was GM, he had unique powers that were guaranteed in his contract. Ownership did not have the power to overrule his personnel decisions (and that included the head coaching position). They could fire him, but they couldn't pull rank on him. No Giants GM since has been granted such final say nor will any likely in the future.

One of my favorite examples of Young's use of power was when the late, great Tom Boisture and the recently late, great Dan Reeves disagreed in 1995. Reeves wanted Rashan Salaam and Boisture wanted Tyrone Wheatley. What I found so interesting was that Young's preference was Korey Stringer, but rather than use their disagreement as an opportunity to grab his guy, he went with his head of college scouting; because managers manage, coaches coach, and scouts scout.

Too bad, too. Stringer was better than the both of them combined and maybe he would've avoided that tragedy on a different team in a different camp.
It was actually explicitly discussed  
ron mexico : 1/13/2022 3:11 pm : link
John says he is the tiebreaker
But now that you mention it  
ron mexico : 1/13/2022 3:37 pm : link
I wonder if it would make more sense for. This or even Tim be the tiebreaker? You know, guys who actually cut their teeth evaluating players.
Yeah, theoretically, but there was no follow up  
Milton : 1/13/2022 3:38 pm : link
Get him talking about the times they disagree and how he handles it, not rambling about how rare it would be for him to overrule them when they're in agreement.

All this innuendo about the Mara family meddling in football decisions and no follow up on his role as the tie breaker? How often does it happen? Who does he tend to side? In his time as head honcho there has been Accorsi/Coughlin, Reese/Coughlin, Reese/McAdoo, Gettleman/Shurmur, and Gettleman/Judge; what can he tell us about his role as tie breaker and how it has differed under each of these regimes?

I'm not saying he'd be totally forthcoming, but this is where I'd be digging.
No follow up questions  
ron mexico : 1/13/2022 3:40 pm : link
We’re allowed.

No, that’s not a joke
+1 Ron  
STLGiant : 1/13/2022 5:01 pm : link
quite the chicken shit way of holding a press conference, don’t you agree?
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