There is a report today by Jeff Darlington that new general manager Mike Maccagnan will re-do the entire scouting department. This makes sense, considering Woody Johnson said the new GM would be allowed to decide the fate of Terry Bradway and others. When Maccagnan was hired, Darlington had this to say:
Maccagnan, though, wasn’t simply going to take job. Not his style. He wanted to make sure scouting dep’t would be sufficiently supported.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 13, 2015
When I saw Maccagnan wants scouting dep’t to be sufficiently supported, it means he wanted proper resources invested in the crew he’ll hire.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 14, 2015
Now, Darlington, on the radio, said that:
Macc felt that the biggest problem with the #Jets was their lack of commitment to scouting. Wants his own guys.— Shane Lake (@slake512) January 14, 2015
Darlington says Maccagnan wanted a bigger budget for his scouting department and got everything he wanted. He's bringing in his own staff— Mike Donnelly (@TheMikeDonnelly) January 14, 2015
This is most certainly true. The New York Jets have been unable to scout and self-scout for a very long time. Most of these guys have been here for 10+ years, and as they say, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The problem is endemic, and it seems like Maccagnan will finally remove the tumor.
My understanding is Jets GM Mike Maccagnan will make major changes in scouting department. Terry Bradway & Jeff Bauer not expected to stay.— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) January 14, 2015