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News: ESPN - GM works best as a solo gig (Highly critical of Jerry)

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by perrykemp, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Jerry Jones is the NFL's clearest example of an "all-in" owner and makes no apologies for it. In fact, he clearly believes other owners should be equally invested, especially on the business side. I witnessed owners' meetings in which Jones chastised fellow owners whom he believed were collecting their share of league revenues without actively marketing their brands.

    The same qualities that make Jones a formidable presence as an owner -- his bravado, charisma and emotional as well as financial investment -- are detrimental to his position of general manager. That role calls for a quiet, detached and surgical construction (and perhaps deconstruction) of a team's roster.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8627449/nfl-gm-works-best-solo-gig

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