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Jets' new scapegoat? It's the GM

Mike Tannenbaum will feel the heat if Gang Green doesn't improve Sunday

Updated: August 25, 2012, 10:13 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- And your new starting right tackle for the New York Jets is ...

Mike Tannenbaum, the general manager. He's not really on the line, of course, but his reputation is.

Without Wayne Hunter to kick around, the new scapegoat for any offensive failures will be Tannenbaum, not Hunter's replacement. Fair or not, if neophyte Austin Howard allows a sack Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, the blemish will be charged to Tannenbaum's record. He's the man who picked ...

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