Caldwell gets second interview with Jets

It had appeared that 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble would end up being the G.M. of the Jets and that Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell would become the G.M. of the Jaguars.

But one thing we’ve learned in the latest NFL hiring cycle is that there’s a disconnect between appearance and reality.

Caldwell, who has interviewed three times for the Jags’ job, will now interview for a second time with the Jets, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

On Monday, Rich Cimini of suggested that the Jets are focused on a candidate other than Gamble; Caldwell could be the guy.

For Caldwell, having a pair of serious suitors won’t make the offers he ultimately receives any lower.  So it’s a good thing.

But more than money is the question of where he’s more likely to be happy and successful.  The cities and the organizations can’t be any more different; it all may come down to the environment in which Caldwell believes he’ll be more comfortable and effective.

21 responses to “Caldwell gets second interview with Jets

  1. In their second interview with him the Jets grilled Caldwell about how hard the Jags were pushing to have the next GM trade for Tebow.

  2. For a second I thought the headline meant Jim Caldwell interviewing for the Jets OC position. I had glorious visions of another year of slow pitch softball and butt fumbles coming from the Jets offense.

  3. Jags are the better option.

    Little media, cap space galore, Khan’s deep pockets, better weather, cheap mansions, no state taxes … And best of all no Tebow circus.

  4. Stupid to go to Jets…..Jags he can clean the slate, no long term contract issues and plenty of cap space. Where the organization is means squat. Stuck with Rex Ryan, no thanks.

  5. In these days of twitter reporting, you can’t believe anything anyone says anymore until the actual teams make the announcement. I know every reporter wants the scoop but passing off speculation as news is slowly eroding away any integrity the media had. Which probably wasn’t much anyway.

  6. God help any poor soul dumb enough to take that job. Unless both Woody and Rex are completely out of the picture, like sell the team, fire the Formerly Fat Fraud or ship them both to a desert island.

    When is that waste of time press conference supposed to occur any way?

  7. As I said before, it wouldn’t surprise me if Gamble were just using the Jets to increase his interest and salary from other suitors.

    This latest report suggests that Caldwell and Gamble both are doing the same thing.

    Apparently there’s no pressure for the Jets to get someone quick. They obviously don’t need a “real” GM since that GM wouldn’t be allowed to pick a Head Coach, or Quarterback, or now a QB Coach or OC.

    The inmates are running the asylum in NY – figuratively and literally.

  8. He’s had 3 interviews in Jax? I’ve heard of two but three? Either hire or him or don’t at this point.

  9. eatitfanboy says:
    Jan 8, 2013 11:24 AM
    Why in the world would any GM candidate with options choose to go to a team where he doesn’t get to pick the coach?


    Three reasons:

    1. Money
    2. Money
    3. Money

    Doesn’t matter if he goes to Jacksonville or NY, both teams have a HC in place.

  10. shackdelrio says: Jan 8, 2013 12:29 PM

    The high in Jacksonville today is 73 and we have no state income tax.

    It’s a good thing, too, because you have no jobs either.

  11. In all seriousness, comparing the two jobs is absurd.

    The Jets are relevant. The Jaguars are not. Period. Circus or not, the Jets matter. Meanwhile, the Jaguars draw no fans, generate zero national interest, get no TV ratings, play in a postage-stamp market, and are not even guaranteed to stay in Jacksonville. They’re irrelevant.

  12. geezohman says: Jan 8, 2013 10:05 AM

    this is just a brainer… the south.. the beach !

    The beach? Ever hear of the Hamptons? It’s like Jacksonville, only the people have teeth.

  13. Sure, steelerben. There is no way Khan will allow the new GM to replace Mike Mularkey. Maybe he told you personally that Khan has made keeping Mularkey a condition of employment for potential GMs, but he certainly hasn’t said so publicly like the Jets have about Ryan.

    And I am not sure what you are talking about with “money, money, money”. Not only does Khan have the ability to pay a GM every bit as much as Woody Johnson does, the Jags also a much more favorable cap situation than the Jets.

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