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a quick review of the short tenure of GM Whaley

finally a real NFL GM?

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#1 zazie

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

Doug Whaley inherited a pretty askew situation.

so far he has:

1. installed a coaching staff that appears to be cognizant of the modern game and has a winning attitude
2. had a battle with Eugene Parker that he appears to have not lost
3. had a really solid draft with a first round qb selection that actually seems to be the best qb in the draft class at first glance

i am really appreciating this guy.  laughingstock no longer, finally, perhaps?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

Won 0 games

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:08 PM

13 years no playoffs.  He was part of the old regime.  Ralph is cheap.  I'm so done with this team.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

Isn't this all still under nix-- ie, the draft, the selection if Manuel, the franchise tag on Byrd?

Not sure Whaley has even done anything yet.

#5 Charles Romes

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

In '08 we started 5-1 and gave the coach a huge extension.   In '11 we sprinted to 5-2 and the qb got a huge extension.  I say why wait.  2-0 in preseason is good enough for me.    Lets re-up with the GM and lock him up long term.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 21 August 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 21 August 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

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Hasnt lost any either

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

Too early to tell, lets see how this plays out. We have all seen good on paper teams and moves fail.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

Too often on here we pinpoint blame or praise.  This is a very collaborative organization and has been for years (and all organizations are).  I have news for you, Whaley was VERY involved in last years draft/free agency/roster selection, etc... Every decision that happens in a front office happens as a group. At the end of the day Whaley makes the decision (if Russ approves).  Those situations that are that tough that come down to just the GM are so few and far between. I guess that someone has to take the blame or the praise but almost always it is a group that came to that conclusion.

Edited by Kirby Jackson, 21 August 2013 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostKirby Jackson, on 21 August 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

Too often on here we pinpoint blame or praise.  This is a very collaborative organization and has been for years (and all organizations are).  I have news for you, Whaley was VERY involved in last years draft/free agency/roster selection, etc... Every decision that happens in a front office happens as a group. At the end of the day Whaley makes the decision (if Russ approves).  Those situations that are that tough that come down to just the GM are so few and far between. I guess that someone has to take the blame or the praise but almost always it is a group that came to that conclusion.
Bring back Polian, even though he is starting to look like Captain Pike.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

View PostFan in Chicago, on 21 August 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Hasnt lost any either
****.  We're in trouble if we come out and tie the Patriots...

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:48 PM

Doug didn't hire this coaching staff...likely had input, but that wasn't his his responsibility at the time.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:08 PM

View Postzazie, on 21 August 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

Doug Whaley inherited a pretty askew situation.

so far he has:

1. installed a coaching staff that appears to be cognizant of the modern game and has a winning attitude
2. had a battle with Eugene Parker that he appears to have not lost
3. had a really solid draft with a first round qb selection that actually seems to be the best qb in the draft class at first glance

i am really appreciating this guy.  laughingstock no longer, finally, perhaps?
1.  Marrone was hired under Buddy; 2. Too early to tell; 3. Buddy was GM for the draft.  As has been stated, this was a collaborative organization and both Whaley and Buddy have participated in good and bad moves.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:28 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 21 August 2013 - 09:08 PM, said:

1.  Marrone was hired under Buddy; 2. Too early to tell; 3. Buddy was GM for the draft.  As has been stated, this was a collaborative organization and both Whaley and Buddy have participated in good and bad moves.

I have the idea that Whaley was the main guy for some time, Buddy was in name only since the end of last season.  Maybe I am wrong though, I do not have any mysterious inside sources whose name I can't disclose like several other posters purport to have, just my own perception.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:48 PM

I am pretty sure it is just way to early to tell. I mean look at the 2010 draft thread, I think the judge the GM thing is kind of based on drafts and other parts of building a team for a coach. How are we supposed to do that based on the 3 to 5 things he may or may not of even done yet? The jury just sat down and was read the court instructions, this is going to take a while.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:50 PM

We will find out real soon

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:25 AM

To add some much-needed useful information to the topic, Whaley was promoted to GM on May 16th.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:47 AM

Failed to resign Byrd
Failed to resign Levitre or bring in good vet FA help at G
Failed to bring in good vet FA help at CB
Should have made decision on vet QB sooner and not got stuck with Kolb

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:49 AM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 21 August 2013 - 07:37 PM, said:

Isn't this all still under nix-- ie, the draft, the selection if Manuel, the franchise tag on Byrd?

Not sure Whaley has even done anything yet.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 21 August 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

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This is where the rubber hits the road.

Also relative to the OP Buddy Nix was clearly involved in the selection of the current coaching staff.  He was also in the lead at the time of the draft.  Hard to say Whaley was totally responsible.