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Report: Giants exec pulls out

1/16/2013

Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, among the first group of candidates to interview for the Jets' general-manager vacancy, has withdrawn his name, according to the New York Post.

In other news, I'm announcing that I won't run for President of the United States in 2016.

Ross was a non-factor in the Jets' search for Mike Tannenbaum's replacement, according to sources. Ross is a young executive with a bright future, but it wasn't going to happen with the Jets.

At this point, based on the direction of the search and what people are saying, I wouldn't be surprised if the Jets pick a so-called "cap" guy -- either Seahawks VP of football administration John Idzik or Steelers director of business and administration Omar Khan.

To that, I quote former longtime GM Bill Polian, who told SI's Peter King: "Football teams need to be led by football men who know how coaches think, how players think. You can't learn that in business school or law school."