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  1. JoeSixPat

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    Regarding the likely yet to be finished Savage/Collins power struggle saga in Cleveland, at least one report suggests that Romeo's preference to see Savage remain in the GM position helped defuse the situation, at least temporarilly

    You can read the whole report for yourself, but here's some highlights:

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    If the Coach has say over who the GM is, then things are backwards, and they should just make Romeo GM/Coach
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    It's not backwards - the key issue is only that there should be a partnership between coach and GM - that is having a coach and GM who are on the same page on personnel issues

    NOT giving the Coach a voice in who the GM is seems like a VERY BAD idea as a Coach requires players who will fit into his system

    Walking into this gig it seemed pretty clear that Romeo was hoping to find a partnership similar to what BB & SP have - yet still knowing that as a first time head coach, he was not going to be granted the same ultimate authority that Belicheck has

    This report suggests that Romeo still feels that he and Savage are on the same page when it comes to personnel
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    Yeah, but Standard Operation Procedure is the a GM is hired, then he decides on a Coach, not vice-versa. You don't see the GM getting canned in a disagreement with the HC. Or a President hire a HC and then ask who he'd like as GM.
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    I understand, but that's not what was happening here - there was no disagreement between the GM and HC

    It was a situation where the President/CEO of Football operations was about to can the GM without input from the coach

    When the owner did ask the input of the coach, the report suggests that the coach felt that the GM was a good match for his coaching schemes

    What's backwards is the team President canning the GM without the input of the HC (or otherwise ignoring the HC's views)... in that case the President should can BOTH the GM and the HC
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    John Collins should be the one getting the boot to the @$$...I guess dandy Randy Lerner isn't such a fast "lerner". Butch Davis was Randy's bright idea also.

    I think that Savage is already a pretty smart guy. What John Collins does so well is...licking the owners crack. He was the person responsible for the Janet Jackson no nipple boob incident in the superbowl half time show.

    ...yet he is the president of the Brownies. Hmmmmmm...
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    Obviously I'm not suggesting that Crennel OR Savage should be fired - I pointed out in the original thread on this how ludicrious it was to declare Savage (and by implication, Crennel) a failure

    But, playing along with Dryheat's assessment that the GM should pick the HC, then the President obviously should pick both (with some logic involved) - and ultimately the owner is responsible for ensuring that everyone from the top down is pulling in the same direction

    At the end of the day, the owner sided with Romeo, who sided with Savage

    The owner needs to make a choice then - his HC/GM combo or his CEO - clearly Collins and Savage/Crennel are not on the same page
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    Yes you do occasionally, it happened this year in Miami. Nick Saban was hired, given control, and then hired Randy Mueller as GM.

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