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Jags already have interviewed a G.M. candidate

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Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is wasting no time in his search for a new General Manager.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX, Khan interviewed Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell on Monday, the same day Khan fired Gene Smith.

Per Glazer, the Chargers and the Jets also have requested permission to interview Caldwell, the top lieutenant to Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff.  Caldwell was promoted to his current job after Les Snead was hired as G.M. of the Rams.

The Jaguars’ next G.M. will be charged initially with determining the fate of coach Mike Mularkey, who worked for the Falcons before being hired in 2012 to coach the Jaguars.  Looming over both decisions is the question of whether Khan will push for the Jets to acquire quarterback Tim Tebow.

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23 Responses to “Jags already have interviewed a G.M. candidate”
  1. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 31, 2012 11:50 PM

    How is Tebow getting thrown into this?

    Like Khan is stupid enough to not consider a strong GM candidate for not being on board with a player who isn’t even a Jaguar.

  2. 561bengal says: Dec 31, 2012 11:53 PM

    Tough job. I wouldnt want it.

  3. mazblast says: Dec 31, 2012 11:54 PM

    I think you mean “the question of whether Khan will push for the JAGS to acquire quarterback Tim Tebow”. The Jets already acquired Tebow and never found a way–or the inclination–to use him in the few roles for which he’s qualified.

  4. howiehandles says: Dec 31, 2012 11:56 PM

    Khan, gotta love that ‘stache.

  5. fakefranknunley says: Dec 31, 2012 11:58 PM

    Happy and a Healthy New Year Mr Florio

  6. dirtysouthironmen says: Jan 1, 2013 12:29 AM

    If Caldwell comes in then Mularkey stays.

  7. stevenray72 says: Jan 1, 2013 12:50 AM

    Khan says “you can be my GM if you sign Tebow”

  8. insideedgesports says: Jan 1, 2013 12:50 AM

    Khaaaaannn!!!! Dude is moving fast. Gamble your next.

  9. superputman says: Jan 1, 2013 12:53 AM

    If the owner wants Tebow then they should hire a GM willing to fire Mularkey and hire John McDaniels.. he drafted Timmy (right..?) so at least at some point believed the hype.. maybe he still does. Then everyone will be happy – Jags get a new GM, McDaniels gets a HC job, Timmy gets a starting job, and Tebowites of FL gets to spend money on Tebow jerseys from a local team again, and us non-Tebowites get (even more) definitive evidence to backup our “I told ya so!” comments every Sunday night next season.

  10. pisano says: Jan 1, 2013 12:55 AM

    While their in the mood, how about taking Tebow out of NY, talk about a fish out of water!

  11. 1uniquename says: Jan 1, 2013 1:00 AM

    Who cares, starting next year the Dolphins will begin their ten year run of dominance in the AFC and definitely in Florida. They have tons of cap space, five picks in the first 100 and good pieces already in place. Mark my words going into year three with Philbin the dolphins will be super bowl contenders every year for awhile, and I’ve been down on the fins as much as anyone recently but it’s about to turn around, finally.

  12. therillest says: Jan 1, 2013 1:05 AM

    Khan aint bout the BS!! Leggo!

  13. tuberippin says: Jan 1, 2013 1:54 AM

    I like their new owner. Guy’s pretty fiery and he seems like he’s going to establish some much-needed accountability there…doesn’t seem like he’s afraid to grab the bull by the horns.

    Plus, I like to imagine that the players & staff that get ousted by him choose to, at some point, look to the skies with an ominous visage and emphatically cry out KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

  14. goatcheez says: Jan 1, 2013 4:36 AM

    1) Caldwell wanted Mularkey fired in Atlanta. Falcons fans can back this up. Him getting hired likely means Mularkey is gone too. 2) Jersey sales are not exclusive. If Tebow Jags jerseys sell, EVERY team gets a piece, not just the Jags (with small exceptions.) All part of the revenue sharing socialist empire that is the NFL. 3) The Jags sold more tickets in 2012 than they have in 7 years, all while having their worst season in franchise history. That tells me Khan isn’t likely holding ticket sales above smart moves for a GM (i.e. holding Tebow as a requirement for the new GM.)

  15. kivory2 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:45 AM

    Kahn is a Beast!!!

  16. jagtiger says: Jan 1, 2013 8:47 AM

    Mr. Khan is too intelligent to force his staff to bring in Tebow. We don’t need another 3rd string QB in Jacksonville, particularly one who is followed by a circus. Please leave Tebow out of your Jaguar comments. He’s not pertinent to the current issue.

  17. catfanatic1979v1 says: Jan 1, 2013 9:24 AM

    I doubt Khan is dumb enough to go after Tebow now. Tebow is pretty much done in the NFL IMO. The real question is how much is Khan willing to spend in free agency to rebuild this team for next season.

  18. 1oldpro says: Jan 1, 2013 9:51 AM

    Yes, I’m sure every great owner and new GM want to pattern their franchise after the 2011 model of the Denver Broncos.

  19. hotstampjax says: Jan 1, 2013 10:18 AM

    What’s the worst that could happen — that the great Tebow experiment becomes a side show? Guess what? A side show is better than no show at all. One or two seasons of being compelling is better than the last decade of being irrelevant. Bring Tim back to Jacksonville and wait for a good QB to become available over the next few years. In the meantime the stadium will be packed and there will be no more tarps and we will be in the top 10 in NFL attendance. All of the Tebow Haters can watch the sold out games from the comfort of their double wides! Go Jags!

  20. electionconfidential says: Jan 1, 2013 10:24 AM

    Actually the Broncos were a pretty good team in 2011. They just didn’t have a QB. The decision to burn a first round pick on Tebow was probably a poor one, but there had been some serious team building at other positions.

    I would think that any potential GM for the Jags would want to know if Khan will push for Tebow. If so, he’s not interested in building a winner and that tenure will not be a long one.

  21. cheftb says: Jan 1, 2013 1:44 PM

    Tebow sucks….get over it. Please don’t be fooled into thinking he wasn’t given a fair shot in NY. He couldn’t even beat out Greg McElroy, let alone the Dirty Sanchez. Best thing my Jags can do is start a culture of winning not a new marketing campaign.

  22. sactogary says: Jan 1, 2013 9:21 PM

    superputman says:
    Jan 1, 2013 12:53 AM
    If the owner wants Tebow then they should hire a GM willing to fire Mularkey and hire John McDaniels.. he drafted Timmy (right..?) so at least at some point believed the hype.. maybe he still does. Then everyone will be happy – Jags get a new GM, McDaniels gets a HC job, Timmy gets a starting job, and Tebowites of FL gets to spend money on Tebow jerseys from a local team again, and us non-Tebowites get (even more) definitive evidence to backup our “I told ya so!” comments every Sunday night next season.
    ——————————————
    “Even more definitive evidence to back up our ‘I told ya so?'”
    This is the kind of idiotic rant that sets the zealots off. Please examine your definitive evidence. After all the initial naysaying, the zealots said, “All he needs is a chance.” He got a chance in Denver (because of a fan revolt), and a team that was 4-12 the previous year, and 1-4 to start 2011, went to the playoffs. He got NO chance in NY. Where’s your definitive evidence?

  23. fballer4life says: Jan 2, 2013 9:34 AM

    The Jags and others REALLY should be looking at Lionel Vital. He and Dimitroff have been together for years (Pats and Browns) and including arriving in the ATL together in 2008. Those 2 and Smith have built that team.

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