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Jets podcast: General manager basics with Dan Hatman

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The Jets are searching for a new general manager. The first round of interviews is presumably at its end. We will soon find out whether a quick hiring will be made. Philadelphia’s Joe Douglas seems to be the overwhelming favorite. Will he get the job? Will he accept? Will the Jets make a surprise offer to somebody else? Will they conduct a second round of interviews? Will they add more candidates to the search? We await the answers to those questions.

In the meantime today’s podcast discusses the frequently misunderstood natures of searching for a general manager and the responsibilities of the job.

Dan Hatman is one of the most qualified people to discuss these concepts. He has worked in NFL front offices. He now writes for Inside the Pylon where he studies general manager searches each year. Dan even wrote his masters thesis on the job of an NFL general manager.

Dan joins me today for an extremely insightful look at the way things really work in the NFL.