Originally Posted by htismaqe
It takes a certain kind of person to be an NFL head coach or NFL GM. I think they are INHERENTLY egomaniacs.
It's purely Machiavellian - absolute power corrupts absolutely.
You could bring in anybody you want but the minute you give him complete control, things get skewed. Maybe not to ***** levels but they still get skewed.
The coach and GM HAVE to at least be peers or it is ultimately doomed to fail.
Meh, I don't know about all of that. In just about every organization ever, there's been a boss and a subordinate. And from a technical perspective, the GM is the boss. Because he's the manager. He's no different than a CEO is the boss of the COO CFO and whatever other divisions there are. If the GM is worth a ****, he'll let the coach coach, just like the CEO lets the CFO and COO run their business.
IMO, it is no different than a CEO. In order to be successful the GM needs to
- Put his coach in a position to succeed (players, contracts, etc)
- Allow him to be a manager (don't meddle like that cocksucking *****)
- Hold them accountable for results over what they have control over.
- Work together amicably.
All of which is like any other manager in the country. And there are good managers and shitty managers. ***** was (you see what I did there, "was"
) a shitty manager.
I don't think it is wise to force a coach on a GM. Translated to the business world, that's like being a manager over someone you can't fire. That's not good for anybody.