GM works best as a solo gig

Jerry Jones and Andy Reid illustrate pitfalls of combining positions

Originally Published: November 14, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys featured two underperforming teams with different yet inherently flawed models for the role of general manager in today's NFL.

Although the needs of coaches and owners can be very immediate -- the next practice, the next game, the next deal -- a general manager must be as concerned about the future as the present, both in personnel and financial decisions. He must be focused on developing a steady pipeline of young talent ...

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