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2nd Interviews to Come, Jerry Angelo Emerges as Candidate

By Alan Schechter

As the search moves ahead, Jerry Angelo is emerging as a top level candidate.

The Jets general manager search moves on, and they are still far from signing a candidate. Whether or not it has to do with bad interviewing, the Rex Ryan situation, or both, the facts are still there and haven’t changed. So much so, that the Jets have moved into selecting secondary candidate. Two such names are emerging. The first is.

GM JERRY ANGELO: Jerry Angelo did some scouting for the Giants and Cowboys in the early 80s. He also spent 14 years in the Tampa Bay late in the 90s, and was there until taking the job in Chicago. He reached as high as Tampa Bay’s director of player personnel, before heading to Chicago in Atlanta. He was the general manager through January.

Another one that is emerging is an internal candidate, assistant GM Scott Cohen. This is a hire that nobody is going to like, one way or another. If you talk about changing directions, and then hire someone that was already there, Who does this help? The fans will not accept that on.

Angelo, on the other hand, would be an interesting choice. He has drafted some good players, such as Matt Forte. Some moves lately have not been great, but he does have general manager experience. I am sure the fan base wants new blood, which is what Jets fans want.

A third guy coming in for a second meeting is Omar Khan, Steelers executive.