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Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble

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At the moment, Tom Gamble works for one of the league’s more stable franchises.

The 49ers director of player personnel apparently will have a chance to fix two that don’t share that designation.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that both the Jets and Jaguars have asked for permission to interview Gamble for their vacant general manager positions.

The former Bill Polian lieutenant, who also worked for the Eagles, was one of the top names on the personnel market and figured to be in demand quickly.

But while there might only be 32 of those GM jobs, neither seems ideal. In New York, there are expectations, cap problems and no quarterback. In Jacksonville, he might be asked to make Tim Tebow work.

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26 Responses to “Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Dec 31, 2012 1:55 PM

    I bet Harbaugh stops talking to him now.

  2. slder78 says: Dec 31, 2012 1:58 PM

    Run away from them Tom as fast as you can. You don’t want any part of that circus!

  3. babyjesus69 says: Dec 31, 2012 1:59 PM

    Damnit!!! The raiding of the niners staff is about to start! If gamble does get a job somewhere I hope he doesn’t take roman or fangio with him even though both are deserving

  4. jakec4 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:01 PM

    I don’t envy the guy who’s job it is to sell the Jacksonville job to someone who is a rising executive type with Tebow attached. Sounds like career suicide. Jacksonville with no Tebow would even be a tough sell.

  5. mdac1012 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:04 PM

    If he is a Bill Polian disciple, he is not going to like Rex’s act too much. If this guy gets the job, Rex is going to be on the ultimate hot seat.

  6. dulz26 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:09 PM

    A year ago no one wanted to work or play with the dolphins! Now the dolphins doesn’t look that bad ha!!! This teams are in very bad position and is not going to be over soon…… Go jets LOL

  7. regisphilbin says: Dec 31, 2012 2:10 PM

    This guy has it made, if he doesnt want T2 he can take the NYJ job and trade him to Jax. If he wants T2 he can take either job.

  8. jvillenole says: Dec 31, 2012 2:11 PM

    Why is Jacksonville a tough sell? They have cap space, an owner wanting to win, a superbowl facility, and the 20th best attendance rate in the NFL.

  9. steelerben says: Dec 31, 2012 2:12 PM

    Jacksonville with Tebow isn’t that tough a sell. Especially if you know your job is safe for a season or two while you wait for a real QB to become available in the draft. No matter how bad he plays, Jacksonville will make excuses for their hometown boy, the stadium will actually have fans at it, and you can slowly assemble a good team while you maintaining high draft picks due to terrible QB play.

    Three year plan, top five draft picks every year.

  10. styx630 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:14 PM

    A guy named Gamble making the calls in New York? The Post is salivating already.

  11. fuglyflorio says: Dec 31, 2012 2:14 PM

    “Damnit!!! The raiding of the niners staff is about to start! ”

    Get used to it. Every successful team has this happen to them. You’ll lose guys to free agency too.

  12. oms0004 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:15 PM

    Last time I checked there were only 31 GM positions in this league. Right Jerry?

  13. rajbais says: Dec 31, 2012 2:18 PM

    Actually, he can always say to Woody ” I respect Rex and have heard great things about him from Vic Fangio (ex-Ravens colleague). After hearing what Vic had to say I am all aboard with him as our head coach.”

    Then if he has the job he’ll sign Alex Smith for one year or two to improve the QB situation.

  14. justintuckrule says: Dec 31, 2012 2:25 PM

    Perfect. One more open GM slot filled means one less opening for my man Marc Ross (the real talent evaluator for NYG).

  15. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 31, 2012 2:25 PM

    Since when is Tebow a jag?

  16. sbmcintosh36 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:31 PM

    Did Teblow get traded while i was sleeping???
    Isn’t this the same Jax team that basically said they weren’t that interested in him when Denver put it out there he was available and also same team Teblow wasn’t real interested in??
    Find it amazing everyone had this trade done

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 31, 2012 2:33 PM

    The whole Tebow to Jacksonville thing is seriously overblown. I’m sure they would take him if he is available, which looks likely, but not with the intention of living or dying by that move. He would be a better backup for Gabbert than Henne, and a solid dressing room presence, which is sorely lacking in Jax. Outside of that, no big deal. The team sold out all of it’s games, and if they don’t, well Khan moves the team. He owes nothing to the city.

  18. jakec4 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:35 PM

    Why is Jacksonville a tough sell? They have cap space, an owner wanting to win, a superbowl facility, and the 20th best attendance rate in the NFL.
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    You’re really bragging about having the 20th best attendance? So if a big tarp is covering an entire section of seats do they count those seats as being filled since technically something is touching them?

  19. unbiased5 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:00 PM

    “You’re really bragging about having the 20th best attendance? So if a big tarp is covering an entire section of seats do they count those seats as being filled since technically something is touching them?”

    No, they don’t count. All the tarps prove is that the stadium is far too big for a small market like Jacksonville.

  20. ridiculousbacon says: Dec 31, 2012 3:11 PM

    Ha, whoever said Jacksonville is a super bowl site is hysterical. I was there for the Pats-Eagles and it had to be the worst possible venue, preparation & layout to host anything even 50% as big as the super bowl. City seemed nice otherwise, but lets be honest and realistic here

  21. exibitsman says: Dec 31, 2012 3:31 PM

    woody Johnson is going to get the
    best GM available.

  22. insideedgesports says: Dec 31, 2012 3:50 PM

    Khan wants to build a winning organization over all. So if him wanting Tebow going to stop him from getting a GM who could help this organization become relavent then Khan would most certainly choose Gamble over Tebow. And if Gamble does want to give Tebow a chance then you better believe it’s not as a QB. Gamble is a great scout I’d think he’d recognize a good QB when he see’s one and Tebow isn’t . A good football player, yes, a good QB,no.

  23. shackdelrio says: Dec 31, 2012 3:53 PM

    “steelerben says:Dec 31, 2012 2:12 PM

    No matter how bad he plays, Jacksonville will make excuses for their hometown boy, the stadium will actually have fans at it,”

    Yo Steeler Ben, compare the 2012 attendance for the Jaguars and Steelers and let me know what you find.

  24. fieldysnuts says: Dec 31, 2012 4:37 PM

    @jakec4
    The Jags are actually ranked 17th in attendance. Ahead of Green Bay, Washington, Pittsburg and Jets. Even with a 2-14 year are attendance was still good.

  25. steelerben says: Dec 31, 2012 5:09 PM

    @Shackdelrio – I know how hard iy is to get tickets to a Steeler game and that they are having trouble giving Jaguar tickets away. That’s why you bring in Timmy Touchdown. Build a losing team around a local golden boy and let the Gator fans cheer a few 4-12 teams to bring in cash until a real QB is on the market.

  26. thommyberlin says: Dec 31, 2012 6:10 PM

    IF they bring Tebow in he probably won’t beat Palmer for the back up roll in Jax.

    And in case you didn’t notice, we didn’t need gator fan to sell out the stadium this year.

    That being said who knows what happens?

    I would LOVE to see Mularkey get another shot. His offense reminds me a lot of Sam Wyche.

    Quiet Steelerben, we out sold YOU this year. When your team manages to post a winning record against us, we MIGHT listen.

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