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Comparison of Giants GM interviewees in 2007, 2018 and 2022

shadow_spinner0 : 1/14/2022 12:58 pm
2007 candidates
Jerry Reese
Kevin Abrams
Dave Gettleman
Chris Mara
Charles Casserly (only outside candidate, former Redskins and Texans GM)

2018 candidates

Dave Gettleman
Kevin Abrams
Louis Riddick
Marc Ross

2022 Candidates
Poles- Chiefs
Ossenfort- Titans
Cowden- Titans
Schoen- Bills
Wilson- Cardinals
Harris- Cardinals
Carthon- 49ers
Peters- 49ers
Hortiz- Ravens

I guess my point is to highlight that this offseason really marks a drastic change in a way the Giants operate and that this is the first time since 1979 that we're conducting a true GM search rather than just having a quick chat with a handful of in-house candidates and then hiring the preordained successor anyway
The last one was a complete sham  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/14/2022 1:01 pm : link
Danny Kanell : 1/14/2022 1:03 pm : link
Thanks for posting. This search along with Mara being completely non-committal on Jones and Barkley in his press conference gives me hope we hit rock bottom enough to where they've finally seen the light.
RE: The last one was a complete sham  
Fat Wally : 1/14/2022 1:05 pm : link
In comment 15553029 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:

Especially because Gettlemen was hired before the season was over. Which means they couldn't interview any candidates from other teams beforehand. The only reason Gettlemen was available was because Carolina fired his ass the year before.
There is no comparison  
Rick in Dallas : 1/14/2022 1:06 pm : link
The other 2 were complete shams IMHO
2018 was an absolute joke  
rsjem1979 : 1/14/2022 1:07 pm : link
As for 1979, that wasn't so much of a search as it was a truce negotiated by the commissioner between warring factions of the Mara family.

This is essentially the first truly thorough GM search in the history of the franchise.
MotownGIANTS : 1/14/2022 1:08 pm : link
is a an ecnouraging "graphic" ....

I would however the changes to the scouting dept will stackup that will be the key to how the rebuild can really go as our roster and talent (in-house grooming) has been bad as we all know.

Injuries are real and so is next man up .... (Eli/Strahan spoiled us) both took care of their bodies
It's almost as if they didn't realize that other teams  
Jimmy Googs : 1/14/2022 1:10 pm : link
had front office people too...
2018 was such bullshit  
Ben in Tampa : 1/14/2022 1:24 pm : link
It actually makes me angry looking back at it

07 wasn’t a great process either, but in that case you had a successful GM retiring who had put in motion his successor. And oh yeah, Reese won two Super Bowls.
End of 2006  
Lines of Scrimmage : 1/14/2022 1:35 pm : link
Since 1979, the Giants had 16 playoff appearances, 6 division titles, 2SB's and 1 appearance in the SB. With how competitive the NFC East and NFC were over that time that is some pretty damn good success. Not sure that was the time to be reaching out so wide.

It looks like the present search should have occurred in 2015. You can see Mara's reasoning but really that was the missed opportunity. Perhaps we be in a different place now but there are no guarantees.
RE: 2018 was an absolute joke  
81_Great_Dane : 1/14/2022 1:39 pm : link
In comment 15553041 rsjem1979 said:
As for 1979, that wasn't so much of a search as it was a truce negotiated by the commissioner between warring factions of the Mara family.

This is essentially the first truly thorough GM search in the history of the franchise.
This. Not sure most fans fully appreciate what is happening here.

The problem for the Giants is: They haven't really done this, so as an organization, they don't really know how to do it. A weird but related analogy: When Pope Paul died and the College of Cardinals convened to choose his successor, the majority of them had never picked a pope before. A few weeks later, after John Paul I died, they reconvened to do it again. Insider reports at the time said that the selection process was very different. I think that's normal.
You learn something from everyone you interview  
Reale01 : 1/14/2022 1:43 pm : link
Its a free chance to pick the brains of some of the smartest people in the league. It is silly not to do that whenever you get a chance. Same thing is true with coaches to a lesser extent.
Thanks For The Comparison  
Trainmaster : 1/14/2022 2:33 pm : link
The 2022 list gives me hope that ownership might finally be "getting it".

There are multiple names from the 2022 list that should be significant upgrades over the type of names on the 2007 and 2018 lists.

Now of course, ownership needs to make an excellent selection (not looking for perfect) from among the GM candidates. Then hopefully the new GM, will have multiple good HC candidates to chose from.

2007 was a choice between Reese and Gettleman  
arniefez : 1/14/2022 2:45 pm : link
there was no search that year either. Ernie made the right call that time and then gave Gettleman the job in 2018 because he felt bad for passing him over in 2007. That's right out of Ernie's mouth.
DonQuixote : 1/14/2022 5:19 pm : link
Great post
Pretty stark  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 1/14/2022 6:18 pm : link
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