Here in New York, it’s a contrasting tale of two NFL franchises. We have semblance of order (Giants) vs chaos (Jets).
We were reminded of that again yesterday when Giants executive Marc Ross chose to stay with the Giants rather than pursue a higher office with the Jets. Ross has always been known for his football acumen. This decision seals that opinion.
From Brian Costello of The Post:
Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross withdrew his name from consideration for the job, according to a source.
Ross interviewed for the job on Jan. 7 as part of the initial group of candidates the Jets looked at. The Jets are bringing some candidates back this week for second interviews and hope to have a general manager hired by the end of the week.
Ross, 39, interviewed for GM openings with the Jets, Jaguars, Chargers and Panthers. He is considered a rising star in the league and a future general manager.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Ross was not chosen for any of the other jobs he interviewed for. Another Giant exec, Dave Gettleman, got the Carolina job. Jacksonville hired David Caldwell and San Diego hired Tom Telesco.
He is wise to pass on the Jets job. They have very little in place outside of a head coach (Rex Ryan) and most NFL execs seem to be reluctant to work with Ryan. Most incoming GMs prefer to bring in their own coach and staff. With the Jets, it’s Ryan or bust. That short-sighted directive from owner Woody Johnson is apparently keeping talented candidates from earnestly pursuing the job.