Originally Posted by JackMagist
Actually Bill Parcells ran the draft the last two years and it was Bill Parcells who was the reason LL was fired. It was also Bill Parcells who is responsible for Jeff Ireland being the new Scouting Director. All good moves IMO.
Depends on definition of ran.
Relating to Lacewell, Ireland=Lacewell; Bill=Jerry.
BP undoubtedly makes the final call on the pick and he works the phones for trades. He has final say.
But Ireland runs the team responsible for scouting these guys, gathering any and all info BP requests and creating the draft board. He does this as a 365 day a year job, not 2 weeks.
BP is the manager who gets all the credit. Jeff Ireland is the guy who does all the work.
Like how Jerry made some silly calls that hurt drafts Bill could do the same; BUT it is the guy behind the scnees that ultimately will determine success or failure because ratings on day 2 are the lifeblood of the drafts. Hitting on guys like Rob and Canty make drafts, not calls on Julius or Tatum Bell.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda