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First you hire a GM, then the GM hires the HC. That is the normal way to run things and it is the way AB said he would do it. Now, we keep hearing about the Falcons getting permission to interview HC's without their future GM.

Do we already have a GM? If so, why has he not been announced? Could AB be doing some shady dealings behind closed doors? None of this makes any sense.

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bgarcia28 (1/1/2008)
First you hire a GM, then the GM hires the HC. That is the normal way to run things and it is the way AB said he would do it. Now, we keep hearing about the Falcons getting permission to interview HC's without their future GM.

Do we already have a GM? If so, why has he not been announced? Could AB be doing some shady dealings behind closed doors? None of this makes any sense.

Further proof that AB doesn't know what the $%^&*( he's doing.

Either he's finding looking into coaches by himself, which would be unbelievably stupid, or he's letting McKay help, which is almost as stupid as the first scenario.

There's no hope for this franchise. AB just doesn't get it.

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Blank is in over his head. He has been embarrassed how many times now since April? He does need something to go well but he has to put it in the hands of others.

I think hes trying to get 1 slot filled just to have a reason for the other to want to come to ATL.

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you guys need to relax and stop acting like you know what is going on... cause you have no clue.. for all we know... we already have a new GM that is aiding in the decisions for a new HC... and they both are going to be introduced to together at the same time when we find a new HC... just take some relaxation pills guys... your gonna get a hernia with all your complaining

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bgarcia28 (1/1/2008)
First you hire a GM, then the GM hires the HC. That is the normal way to run things and it is the way AB said he would do it. Now, we keep hearing about the Falcons getting permission to interview HC's without their future GM.

Do we already have a GM? If so, why has he not been announced? Could AB be doing some shady dealings behind closed doors? None of this makes any sense.

I agree. To look at it another way, what HC candidate would want to come to an organization without a GM in place. There is too much uncertantity in not knowing who your bosses is going to be. A HC would want to work with a GM that shares similar approach and philosophy.

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Actually, Blank is doing the only thing he can do. This is the only week you can interview coaches and GM candidates on playoff teams. Otherwise, you have to wait until they are eliminated. Therefore, he obviously wants to make a decision soon, so he'll interview those playoff team candidates now, follow up with other candidates, and reach his conclusions. NFL personnel changes, both coaching and management, is a very regulated process.

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ATLBear (1/1/2008)
Actually, Blank is doing the only thing he can do. This is the only week you can interview coaches and GM candidates on playoff teams. Otherwise, you have to wait until they are eliminated. Therefore, he obviously wants to make a decision soon, so he'll interview those playoff team candidates now, follow up with other candidates, and reach his conclusions. NFL personnel changes, both coaching and management, is a very regulated process.

Why haven't we heard of a GM interview then?Interviewing potential HC's without a GM in place doesn't make sense.Does it?Shouldn't the new GM be the one doing the hiring,not AB?

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bgarcia28 (1/1/2008)
First you hire a GM, then the GM hires the HC. That is the normal way to run things and it is the way AB said he would do it. Now, we keep hearing about the Falcons getting permission to interview HC's without their future GM.

Do we already have a GM? If so, why has he not been announced? Could AB be doing some shady dealings behind closed doors? None of this makes any sense.

It really makes a lot of sense when you understand that Blank has been a LOT more of a hands on owner than has been let on in the media. He has tied McKay's hands on more than one occasion. He has forced the signing of some bad free agents and he has overridden the majority pick in the draft room. He has also forced the HC into starting players & dressing out players whom the HC has not wanted to.

Blank is going to hire a coach, it's not going to be the GM. Blank will hire a GM that he can either walk over of play like a puppet on a string.

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bgarcia28 (1/1/2008)
First you hire a GM, then the GM hires the HC. That is the normal way to run things and it is the way AB said he would do it. Now, we keep hearing about the Falcons getting permission to interview HC's without their future GM.

Do we already have a GM? If so, why has he not been announced? Could AB be doing some shady dealings behind closed doors? None of this makes any sense.

It really makes a lot of sense when you understand that Blank has been a LOT more of a hands on owner than has been let on in the media. He has tied McKay's hands on more than one occasion. He has forced the signing of some bad free agents and he has overridden the majority pick in the draft room. He has also forced the HC into starting players & dressing out players whom the HC has not wanted to.

Blank is going to hire a coach, it's not going to be the GM. Blank will hire a GM that he can either walk over of play like a puppet on a string.

Sometimes it's easy to get that impression. I've been trying hard not to believe it.

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Petrino is NOT my hero (1/1/2008)
you guys need to relax and stop acting like you know what is going on... cause you have no clue.. for all we know... we already have a new GM that is aiding in the decisions for a new HC... and they both are going to be introduced to together at the same time when we find a new HC... just take some relaxation pills guys... your gonna get a hernia with all your complaining

Who is acting like they know what is going on? The point of this thread is to discuss what is quite possibly the most important decision of this franchise.

If your theory that a GM is already in play, then why hasn't he been announced? What is the advantage to announcing a GM and HC hiring at the same time? You seem to have uncommon wisdom.....enlighten us.

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