- Dave Gettleman. The former Panthers GM constructed the roster that went to the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. Granted that roster was actually, kind of suspect. Just happened to have the league MVP who was playing at an all world level that season. But, he is best friends with Acorsi, so this is a possibility.
- Amy Trask. The “Princess of Darkness” was the former CEO of the Raiders for 16 years under Al Davis. She knows football and the league, inside and out and is very connected. She is currently an NFL analyst for CBS Sports and is also the CEO of the BIG3 professional basketball league. She’s a straight shooter and is forward thinking. Could be the kind of change the organization needs.
- Eliot Wolf. The current director of football operations for the Green Bay Packers works under Ted Thompson and is the son of Hall of Famer Ron Wolf. Well regarded as one of the bright young minds. He’s just 35 and would be the youngest GM. Plus there is the Packers – Giants thing. How did hiring someone from the Packers work out last time?…Too soon?
- Nick Caserio. He is currently the director of player personnel for the New England Patriots. Anyone coming from that organization has the halo effect around them. But you can’t argue the success, and while much of it goes to the owner, head coach and quarterback, Caserio is one of the key cogs in the machine.
- George Paton. The Vikings assistant GM has helped to build a very good roster in Minnesota. He’s interviewed for GM jobs in the recent past and was a finalist for the Rams job back in 2012.
The Giants could certainly begin the process of forging a new direction for the franchise with any of the afore-mentioned names. Once they select a GM, a coach is the next task and the GM would have to find his/her guy.
The characteristics needed for a head coach are similar to that of a GM. Must know the game, must have a clear coaching philosophy, and have the ability to identify talent in others and motivate them to succeed.
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