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Jets to interview former Bears exec Jerry Angelo for G.M. opening

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Add another name to the New York Jets interview list.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets will interview former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo for their general manager position on Thursday.

Angelo served as the Bears general manager for 11 years before being fired following the 2011 season. If the Jets hired Angelo, it would be only his third different job since 1987. Angelo served as a director of player personnel from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987-2000 before being named Bears general manager in 2001.

The Jets have also targeted Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble.

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25 Responses to “Jets to interview former Bears exec Jerry Angelo for G.M. opening”
  1. larryboodry says: Jan 9, 2013 10:53 PM

    Haven’t the Jets suffered enough?

  2. higgy5353 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:55 PM

    From a Bears fan all I can say is …..lololololol

  3. pickney1 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:55 PM

    Jeez this is getting, there will no be upcoming General Managers that will want the Jets gig, too much nonsense from dealing with the owner and the coach and than not to mention the mess that is the Jets roster where numerous sub-par players have contracts that dont make sense.

    In the end I see the Jets promoting their in house GM, saying he was the best for the job because no credible GM wants this job.

  4. dfco74 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    Just a few more candidates and we will have a French Farce

  5. wnstonchill says: Jan 9, 2013 11:07 PM

    Jets fans, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for you, it does! If you think Rex Ryan is a thorn in your side (which he is), wait til you get a load of Jerry Angelo! We SUFFERED way too long with this guy at the helm. He is absolutely HORRIBLE at evaluating talent and in all the years as the Bears GM, he never once picked a 1st Round draft choice that panned out. I will say that I believe that he’s a very good person and handled himself with class while in Chicago, but we all know where nice guys finish! Good luck with this………

  6. Gordon says: Jan 9, 2013 11:09 PM

    Do the Jets want a guy who knows how to piss away 1st round picks? If so, Jerry’s your guy.

    He also looks like he was an extra on the Sopranos, so he’d fit we’ll in NJ.

  7. dabearsk says: Jan 9, 2013 11:11 PM

    There has got to be a better candidate….as a bears fan…just like Lovie couldn’t get the offensive side of the ball correctly from a coaching point of view…Jerry couldn’t draft offensive players especially oline guys… Now he drafted Forte and traded for Cutler..but outside of that we got hot garbage…especially in the first 3 rounds..bust city year in year out…but the New York media will get some classic “sprinkles with a twist” type quotes as Jerry has his own language..

  8. mantastic54 says: Jan 9, 2013 11:19 PM

    Haha I can’t wait until he ignores the jets o-line problems and responds that good linemen are hard to find and you can’t have an all star at every position when asked about it.

  9. tigerlilac says: Jan 9, 2013 11:20 PM

    Most candidates for any job expect a thoughtful and professional interview process, not one where the prospective employer drags out the procecss and very publicly names candidates. If I am Gamble, or any other worth candidate, I pass on the Jets.

    That said, does track record mean anything to the Jets?

  10. letmesetyoustraight says: Jan 9, 2013 11:24 PM

    Looks like the bottom of the barrel is being officially scraped by the Jets.

  11. tedstheman says: Jan 9, 2013 11:45 PM

    For all of you know it all’s, Angelo drafted 9 Pro Bowl players in Chicago from the 2002 through the 2009 drafts. One of the better records in the league. Oh, I forgot, they also went to a Super Bowl

  12. rushbacker says: Jan 9, 2013 11:51 PM

    What, Matt Millen wasn’t available? Dang, Jets. . .

  13. thaoption1 says: Jan 9, 2013 11:52 PM

    If I was Woody Johnson I would pull the trigger on this deal. Jerry knows football

  14. rextraordinaire says: Jan 10, 2013 12:16 AM

    Angelo in a nutshell:

    Awful awful awful first round selections, I’m not kidding here guys. In his 11 years he found 1 guy that turned into a playmaker, and he ended up trading him away just as he was getting really good.

    Actually a good track record in rounds 2 and 3 (Briggs, Tillman, Forte, etc.), as well as late round guys who can make a respectable contribution for a couple of years, still not enough for a championship team.

    Very little free agency action for the most part. He used FA to find backups and special teamers, mostly has beens or guys who should have already retired. Signing Julius Peppers was 100% Lovie Smith. Jay Cutler was an alternative to a draft pick, and were talking about the guy who took Rex Grossman in the first round. Bears dodged a bullet with that trade.

    In short, exactly the kind of crap the Jets are used to dealing with.

  15. charlescub80 says: Jan 10, 2013 12:39 AM

    He will fit in just fine with the circus.

  16. chitownborn5434 says: Jan 10, 2013 12:44 AM

    Enjoy your first round busts. Rex Grossman, Cedric Benson, Chris Williams, Michael Haynes, etc

  17. metalhead65 says: Jan 10, 2013 12:52 AM

    wow if jet fans thought the offense was awful before wait until angelo starts drafting for you. get ready for picks from schools you have never heard of before or will again. this guy has no clue when judging talent but offense in particular. whoever you have as your qb is doomed since he thinks anybody can play on the offensive line.

  18. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2013 6:50 AM

    The problem is that no one worth a damn wants to go to the Jets anymore.

    This will take some time to fix.

  19. canesgiants says: Jan 10, 2013 6:54 AM

    whose going to take a job when they are told–u have to keep the coach and the coach makes all perosnnal calls. some lucky assist to the assist gm is going to be getting a huge pay raise soon

  20. mustbechris says: Jan 10, 2013 7:10 AM

    This one makes too much sense to not happen.

  21. patpatriotagain says: Jan 10, 2013 8:03 AM

    oh please let this be true

  22. louiespoon says: Jan 10, 2013 8:11 AM

    None of his early round picks on O panned out other than Olsen but he didn’t keep him….

  23. harry1941 says: Jan 10, 2013 8:59 AM

    Woody Johnson will not hire Jerry Angelo. Jerry Angelo was stupid enough to take that defensive player the Jets got rid of three years ago. The defensive player’s number was 50.

  24. harry1941 says: Jan 10, 2013 11:24 AM

    Johnson can always hire one from collage. The coach from Alabama.

  25. larryboodry says: Jan 10, 2013 3:22 PM

    “He is absolutely HORRIBLE at evaluating talent and in all the years as the Bears GM, he never once picked a 1st Round draft choice that panned out.”

    Greg Olsen was the only one, but they traded him to appease Martz, then fired Martz a year later…Be afraid, Jets fans, be very afraid!

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