My impression is that personnel decisions will be made by a committee. While consensus is not always possible, it is the goal. Where there is a need for someone to have the "final say," certainly Jeff Fisher would be the logical one to make the call (unless its purely a money issue, in which case he might not). But, from all indications, the intent is to have decisions made by a team, not an individual.
Some more GM updates from Mr Jim Thomas:
Rams coach Jeff Fisher met Wednesday with Atlanta director of player personnel Les Snead about Rams general manager job.
Snead had interviewed previously with Rams exec Kevin Demoff about GM job prior to Fisher's hiring.
Snead is the fifth general manager candidate to be interviewed by FIsher and the Rams this week.
Maybe Kevin gave Les the thumbs up and Fisher is going to see if he fits into his 'plan'
Hoping Lake still has a shot.
I cant wait till we find someone so we can wrap this up... good thing is we have no competetion which is why it is probably taking a bit longer than normal..
Couple more GM nuggets from Jim Thomas:
Add another to the list: Rams interview NFL exec and longtime scout and player personne exec Ron Hill for their general manager position.
Tom Telesco no longer a Rams general manager candidate. He opts to stay with Indianapolis as Colts director of player personnel.
Meanwhile, league sources say Lake Dawson continues to be Rams GM candidate despite his recent promotion in Tennessee.
It is interesting that the Rams have not settled on a GM by the Superbowl. I wonder if they might be waiting for someone else to become available?
But we're not talking about "at this point", we're talking about the structure of a franchise for the next 5, 10, 50 years.Quote:
Originally Posted by mh-i
Surely we don't need a GM to sign one camp body?Quote:
We've now signed a player without a GM.
And that would be counter to every report on the issue so far. The reporting so far is that Kroenke agreed to be a 3rd party arbiter, when Fisher and the GM were at a stalemate on a personnel issue. If Fisher had total control, why would he ask for Kroenke to be a 3rd parter arbiter?Quote:
He got personnel control plus a promise from Froenke that he would stay out of the way.
Or rather, Fisher was a hot commodity and Kroenke had to move fast. He could not wait to go through the GM process first. And if the Rams had not yet found the GM they wanted, they would not be in a hurry.Quote:
If it would have been any other way a GM would have been hired first or within a few days of Fisher.
Just as the owner/GM combo is a bad idea, so is the HC/GM combo. It simply stretches a man too thin to be effective. And I'm glad the Rams don't have that have that setup.Quote:
And again I will repeat that I believe that's the best set-up for the Rams at this point in time.
In the end, maybe you're right. I'm certainly not saying your theory is impossible; it's just that I have yet to see any evidence that it is the Rams structure.
Per Jim Thomas
***** director of player personnel Tom Gamble interviews for Rams GM job Tuesday; Minnesota's George Paton got second GM interview Monday.
The Rams have given Vikings player personnel director George Paton a second interview for their GM vacancy.
Paton must have caught Jeff Fisher's eye during the first round of interviews, because Fisher is leading the GM search. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Paton's second interview could take place "as early as today." Paton has been with the Vikings since 2007. He previously worked for the Dolphins.
If Fisher truly is the Ultimate power in making all decisions... why would it take this long to higher a patsy for a figure head position.
The fact they are taking a long time and interviewing several people lends me to believe the GM is going to be pretty instrumental in the decision making process.
I don't believe Fisher is looking for a yes guy, more that he is looking for a guy with views and philosophies similar to his own, and someone who he can work with without too much confrontation. Not someone who will back down when Fisher says no, but someone who won't be stubborn when he does say no.