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Woody Johnson, Here's What You Should Do

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Dear Mr. Johnson,

Right now, you're embarrassed. You watched as your general manager made blunder after blunder, while fans put up billboards and drove him out of town. You had to fire your friend in Rex Ryan, who was beloved by fans. You've watched for fifteen years as your team ended up back in square one time and again. But now you have a chance to make things right.

I'm going to make this very simple for you. I'm going to help you set the franchise up for the future. I promise, if you follow these steps, fans will buy tickets again and the media won't mock you. Here's what you need to do. Listen closely, and take notes.

You met with Trent Kirchner tonight, and that's great. Make sure he can work with Dan Quinn, and after you meet with Quinn tomorrow, offer them both jobs. They'll make a great general manager/head coach combination. Kirchner is a lifelong scout and the right hand man of a top three general manager. Quinn is adaptable, able to learn from mistakes, and will make a great head coach... not just a defensive coordinator.

You know who else they're friendly with? Scot McCloughan. He used to work in Seattle as well, and is arguably the best scout in the NFL. Hire him, and put Terry Bradway out to pasture. It's his time to go, and McCloughlan will be roughly a billion times better as the director of scouting. We'll have two strong scouts in charge of the team. For a team that can't scout and certainly can't self-scout, they're worth their weight in gold.

Finally, there's one more connection to make. Obviously, we want Quinn to hire his own staff. But if he and Kirchner are on the same page as I'm guessing they are, Marc Trestman makes sense. Trestman helped Kirchner get his first job in the NFL, so the connection is there. He's the best quarterback guru in the NFL. Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, and Josh McCown all had career years/games under him. He'll make Geno Smith and whatever quarterback you draft look the part. When he's able to just focus on the offense and not have to worry about an entire team, you'll see the magic.

Here's your chance to make things right. Hire Kirchner, Quinn, McCloughlan, and Trestman. Pay them whatever it costs. Believe me that this will work better than settling for mediocrity.


Scott Salmon

Your #1 Fan