Report: Giants exec pulls out

January, 16, 2013
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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college scouting Marc Ross, among the first group of candidates to interview for the Jets' general-manager vacancy, has withdrawn his name, according to the New York Post.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."

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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