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COJOMAY
05-07-2006, 02:49 PM
From PFT - http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

VIKINGS' SEARCH FOCUSING ON FOUR?

Although the specific plans of the Minnesota Vikings for replacing former V.P. of player personnel Fran Foley, who lasted in the job for only three months, are unclear, there's talk that the new hire will come from one of four men: Jaguars pro personnel director Charles Bailey, Chiefs vice president of player personnel Bill Kuharich, Eagles vice president of player personnel Jason Licht, and Patriots director of college scouting Tom Dimitroff.

Dimitroff was a candidate the job that Foley got, but Dimitroff pulled his name from consideration early in the process. Bailey and Kuharich also were candidates as well, but both were passed over for Foley. (And that's not something to emphasize on your resume.) Licht wasn't in the mix the last time around, but his boss Tom Heckert was.

We've previously argued that the Vikes should retreat to square one, compiling a new crop of "A" list candidates -- and committing sufficient pay and authority to the job. The problem, as multiple league insiders believe, is that the team's existing power structure doesn't want someone who doesn't know his place. Indeed, it could be that Foley's failure to accept his intended role fueled the effort to get him fired.

Our guess? Guys like Licht and Dimitroff would be included in the process merely to give legitimacy to it. In the end, it will be Bailey or Kuharich, we believe.

Moving forward, it remains to be seen whether owner Zygi Wilf has hired too many captains for his ship that seemingly has no rudder. If we would have had a spare $600 million last year, and if we had decided to spend it on a team that generally has had a close-but-no-cigar existence for 40-plus years, the first order of business in the offseason would have been to hire one guy (either coach or G.M.) who would carry all the power -- and all the accountability. The problem now is that, if the team continues to dog paddle in the ocean of pro football, it'll be hard to figure out who specifically should get the blame.

Maybe they'll try to blame it on Foley.

slinkey
05-07-2006, 03:00 PM
KNOB is my only response.

MightyVikes12391
05-07-2006, 04:19 PM
whoever is the best for us

BadlandsVikings
05-07-2006, 04:30 PM
Hire the person who's resume is accurate.

thanatoschristou
05-07-2006, 05:18 PM
I am inclined to agree with someone needing to have the power. They need someone smart. The Twins suck but it is not Terry Ryans fault, he is an amazing GM. Get a good GM with an owner who is willing to spend the bling and we could win Bowls.

VikesfaninWis
05-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Is there any way we can get John Scherholtz, or Theo Epstein in here? :lol:

SKOL
05-07-2006, 05:35 PM
For some reason I thought Studwell would get the job. Does anyone know why he wouldn't be considered for the position? Tom Dimitroff is being considered, and he's at the same level as Studwell (with the Patriots).

VKG4LFE
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
I was hoping that Studwell would get the job, but I guess it would be better to leave him where he's at, he's done a heck of a job!!

snowinapril
05-07-2006, 07:23 PM
"SKOL" wrote:

For some reason I thought Studwell would get the job. Does anyone know why he wouldn't be considered for the position? Tom Dimitroff is being considered, and he's at the same level as Studwell (with the Patriots).

I saw it written in an article posted recently, that Studwell doesn't want the job. He is perfectly happy with the position he is in right now, he likes the scouting aspect.

snowinapril
05-07-2006, 07:32 PM
"thanatoschristou" wrote:

I am inclined to agree with someone needing to have the power. They need someone smart. The Twins suck but it is not Terry Ryans fault, he is an amazing GM. Get a good GM with an owner who is willing to spend the bling and we could win Bowls.

True!

The Twins have had some awesome GMs.

Guys that are passionate about their (sport)job.

It would be great to have someone that is "The Guy" in the Vikings organization that can devote his whole being to the well being of the Vike's future.

ThorSPL
05-07-2006, 08:37 PM
One reason they may not go for Studwell (besides him being content where he is) is that by hiring him for that position you in turn open up another position in your organization....

VKG4LFE
05-07-2006, 08:58 PM
Yeah that's true, plus we all know how great Studwell is at what he does so why change him to something else that he may not do as well and then his old position could be filled by someone who doesn't do as well as what he used to do. It's a big chain reaction! In summary: Keep Studwell where he is and hire out!

Muggsy
05-07-2006, 09:10 PM
Runnin' back by committee don't woik, an' runnin' a team by committee don't woik either, y'know? Dere needs ta be jus' one top dog, one mug ta make da decisions, y'know? Any mob, uh.... I mean.... any organization dat is successful knows dat, y'know?

Get a good GM wit' lots of savvy an' fuhgedaboudit!

FuadFan
05-07-2006, 09:18 PM
"snowinapril" wrote:

"thanatoschristou" wrote:

I am inclined to agree with someone needing to have the power. They need someone smart. The Twins suck but it is not Terry Ryans fault, he is an amazing GM. Get a good GM with an owner who is willing to spend the bling and we could win Bowls.

True!

The Twins have had some awesome GMs.

Guys that are passionate about their (sport)job.

It would be great to have someone that is "The Guy" in the Vikings organization that can devote his whole being to the well being of the Vike's future.

If we did have one guy though wouldn't that mean that we would lose Rob B. because he is part of the triangle and that guy would be doing his job? I say we hire a guy check his resume very carefully and make sure he will value the opinions of those we have put him together with.

PurplePeopleEaters89
05-07-2006, 09:31 PM
I think Jason Licht would fit good! He worked with Childress and knows the kind of players he is after!!!

Caine
05-08-2006, 11:39 AM
"Rule by committee NEVER works".

Mark that down. Put it in your notebooks. Save it to your desktops.

You can NEVER have a group of people in charge...EVER. It NEVER works. There ALWAYS has to be ONE person who makes the final call.

I hope that Zygi realizes that he doesn't know enough about football to be that "one"...but I'm afraid that he doesn't. I wish he would find a GM, and give THAT guy the juice to make policy...but he won't.

Nope, Zygi is in love with the idea that a geometric shape based authority structure is a great idea. Even if he is completely WRONG about it.

I wonder if Zygi feels threatened by the idea of bringing in a GM? I wonder if he feels like it won't be HIS team anymore if he does? After all, I noticed that he wasted no time at all installing his FAMILY into positions of authority. His brother and his son, whose football knowledge is derived from watching the Giants from a private suite in Giant's stadium. Not exactly a great resume piece there.

I'm afraid that Zygi will try and be a "hands-on" owner...which NO football team needs, unless that owner is Jimmy Johnson, Bud Grant, or someone similar. But football guys never have enough scratch to buy a franchise. So, wanna-be football guys buy them, and try to run them.

And it seldom works.

None of THESE guys:

Zygi Wilf
Owner/Chairman

Mark Wilf
Owner/President

Leonard Wilf
Owner/Vice Chairman

David Mandelbaum
Vikings Ownership Partner

Alan Landis
Vikings Ownership Partner

Reggie Fowler
Vikings Ownership Partner

...should make ANY football related decisions. They might mean well, but they simply don't have the expertise to do so.

Zygi, hire a friggin' GM and sit back and sign the checks. Disband the "Triangle of Authority"...or whatever geometric shape it's in now (With only 2 sides, is it now the "line of Death"?)...and bring in ONE person to call the shots. There is a reason that virtually EVERY NFL franchise does that.

Because it WORKS.

Caine

cajunvike
05-10-2006, 12:15 AM
That's tellin' 'em, Caine! Not that they will listen though!!!

DUMB BASSES!!!

snowinapril
05-10-2006, 12:23 AM
I agree with Caine, I have already posted similar sentiments, just not worded as well as Caine's post.

I found your post more entertaining than the so called "PROs" in the media that have attempted humor on the situation.

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