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Report: Scott Cohen Out of the Running for Jets’ GM

By Alan Schechter

Oct. 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum walks on the sidelines before the game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the remants of the guy to the right will not be promoted to general manager after all.

There is a report tonight from reporter Kristian Dyer, and also from our good buddy Jake Steinberg, that assistant general manager Scott Cohen will not be promoted to general manager of the Jets. It would appear that the finalists have been narrowed down to Omar Khan from the Pittsburgh Steelers, John Idzik from the Seattle Seahawks, and Ted Sundquist, formerly of the Denver Broncos. People have wondered if bringing Idzik in might spur a trade involving Matt Flynn and Mark Sanchez. I guess we will find out.

The Jets also brought in Jack Mula, general counsel from the New England Patriots. It was initially thought that he was brought in to interview for the GM job, but in fact, he was brought in to get tips and thoughts on organizational structure. Great idea to bring in a guy from a successful organization to get thoughts and ideas.

Also, if the Jets are going outside for the new general manager, they are absolutely headed in the right direction. If they were going to go with Cohen, they might as well have kept Tannenbaum. They need a new voice.