The League

THE QUESTION

Coach or GM?

Which is more intrinsic to a team's success, the president of football operations or the head coach?

Posted by Emil Steiner on January 6, 2010 9:10 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Is Shanahan right for the job?

Will Redskins coach and vice president of football operations Bill Shanahan be able to turn the team around.

Posted by Reader Poll, on January 6, 2010 9:20 AM

Front office first

History is rather definitive that coaches, left to their own devices, aren't the best judges of talent.

Posted by David Aldridge, on November 9, 2009 1:38 PM

Harmony is key

Having a strong general manager and a strong head coach who can gel is how you win a Super Bowl.

Posted by Shawn Zobel, on November 9, 2009 1:19 PM

Does it matter?

The Browns are so messed up that they will be nearly impossible to fix anyway.

Posted by Dan Parker, on November 9, 2009 10:06 AM

Owner is king

The most critical person is the one who hires the coach and GM.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on November 9, 2009 9:45 AM

GM trumps coach

Control over personnel is the overwhelming key to any team's success or failure.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on November 9, 2009 9:30 AM

GM has it easier

Put Belichick back in a Browns hoodie and he'd be lucky to go 5-11 again.

Posted by Sean McCann, on November 9, 2009 9:25 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

delOH: Neither. It is the owner, example Redskins. 2nd would be GM, example San Diego. Lastly would be the coach, example Seattle....

carsoo: GM is so much more important because they focus on the long term picture while the coach has to deal day to day wins. Both matter but long t...

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