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NFL Coaching Rumors: Dave Gettleman leaves Giants to become Carolina Panthers' GM

Dave Gettleman, the Giants' Senior Pro Personnel Analyst, has been named General Manager of the Carolina Panthers.

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Director of College Scouting Marc Ross will apparently be staying with the New York Giants, good news for a team that already lost pro personnel analyst Dave Gettleman.


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Dave Gettleman gets GM job with Carolina Panthers

Considering what we had been hearing recently, you had to know the New York Giants were going to lose either Dave Gettleman or Marc Ross to the Carolina Panthers. That became a reality Wednesday when Gettleman, the Giants 61-year-old Senior Pro Personnel Analyst, was named general manager of the Panthers.

It really is no surprise that the Panthers chose one of the two Giants' executives. Former Giants' general manager Ernie Accorsi was leading the search in Carolina, and Gettleman had been reported to be a personal favorite of Accorsi's.

Good friend and Inside Football Editor Pat Traina tweeted that Gettleman was a "huge loss" for the Giants. She is probably right about that.

For years, one of the strengths of the giants has been their ability to identify and bring in useful players cast off by other teams -- a job which fell to Gettleman and his pro personnel staff. Think about players like former fullback Madison Hedgecock and current Giants like Domenik Hixon and Stevie Brown. Gettleman would have had strong input into all of those acquisitions.

Via Yahoo! Sports, here is the statement about Gettleman's hiring from Carolina owner Jerry Richardson:

"I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," Richardson said. "He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and played an instrumental role in their success."


Marc Ross, Dave Gettleman rumors keep swirling

It appears that one general manager option for New York Giants' Director of College Scouting Marc Ross could be off the table. Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that David Caldwell, Atlanta Falcons Director of Player Personnel, was going to get that job. He then clarified, calling that only a "strong prediction."

If that does come to pass, and Silver seemingly remains steadfast in his belief that it will, it only furthers the notion that if Ross or Giants' Senior Pro Personnel Analyst Dave Gettleman leave the organization it will be for the Carolina Panthers.

There was a report today that Ross met with the Panthers for what appears to be a second time:

It's reported New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross is meeting with Jerry Richardson this afternoon, and it's rumored that it's his second interview with the organization. Rumors swirling over the weekend indicated that he met with the team on Saturday. Multiple interviews typically mean a team is drawing closer to a hiring, but that is speculation. What we do know is that Ross is the only person so far from outside of the organization who has met with the team twice, if rumors are to be believed.

Despite that, there is still a belief that Gettleman is more likely than Ross to land the Panthers' gig:

From everything I hear, (Giants senior pro personnel analyst) Dave Gettlemen is (consultant) Ernie Accorsi‘s guy. Accorsi recommended him for the job in Cleveland when Mike Holmgren took over. (Gettlemen) is not a self-promoter like too many of these (candidates). He’s a meat-and-potatoes, salt-of-the-earth kind of guy. He’ll clean it up fast, and he can work with anyone. You don’t see his name out there a lot or hear about him because he just goes about his business and gets the job done. He’s been a big part of the fabric in the Giants’ front office for a long time. He deserves a shot.”

Maybe by the end of the day the picture will become a little clearer. Stay tuned.


Carolina remains top possibility for Giants' execs

The coaching and general manager carousel continues to spin in the NFL, and the futures of a pair of New York Giants' executives remain purely a matter of speculation.

Giants' Director of College Scouting Marc Ross and Senior Pro Personnel Analyst Dave Gettleman remain on the radar of the Carolina Panthers, with both expected to interview there this week. Ross has the more recognizable name, but Gettleman seems to be considered the candidate who fits the Panthers better:

Gettleman's pro personnel background that fits in better with the list of candidates the team are bringing in. Everything has been pointing to the organization looking at executives who heavily dabble in evaluating practice squad talent, sizing up potential trade targets, and assessing the value of free agents -- in house, and from other teams.

Ross has been connected to several other openings, but his market may be drying up. He is reportedly interviewing with the New York Jets today, but San Francisco 49ers Director of Player Personnel Tom Gamble is expected to end up with that job. The Jacksonville Jaguars had expressed interest in Ross, but he does not appear to be a finalist there. Ross has also been connected to the vacant San Diego Chargers GM job, and no one really seems to know what the story is with the Chargers.


Perry Fewell Rumors -- Giants' DC has no suitors

Perry Fewell appears to be a complete non-factor in the process as NFL teams go about the business if finding new head coaches. Thought of by some as a hot candidate for a head coaching gig when teams began firing head coaches a week ago, the New York Giants' defensive coordinator has not yet even had an interview for any of the jobs that were -- or still are -- vacant.

The latest job to be filled came Sunday morning when news broke that the Buffalo Bills had hired Syracuse University coach Doug Marrone to be their head coach.

[Buffalo Rumblings | Troy Nunes Is an Absolute Magician]

Buffalo, where Fewell had previously served as both defensive coordinator and interim head coach, might have been the one place where you could have at least expected him to receive an interview.

Giants' executives Marc Ross and Dave Gettleman have both drawn interest from the Carolina Panthers for their general manager vacancy. You might think Fewell would draw interest from Carolina should Ross or Gettleman be hired there. The Panthers, though, have already announced that Ron Rivera will be retained as head coach.

I guess this is a sign that, whether you are respected around the league or not, when you run the NFL's 31st-ranked defense you don't exactly jump to the head of the list for a promotion.


Changing sides? Giants' Ross to meet with Jets

Marc Ross, the Giants' Director of College Scouting, has an interview scheduled with the New York Jets about their vacant general manager job.


NFL coaching rumors: Carolina calling two Giants

The Carolina Panthers could be about to hire a Giants' executive to be general manager. The question is, which one?


Marc Ross has growing list of suitors

New York Giants' Director of College Scouting Marc Ross has now been contacted by four NFL teams who want to interview him regarding their vacant general manager positions.

Aditi Kinkhabwala of reported earlier Thursday that Ross has now been contacted by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had previously been contacted by the New York Jets, San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers. With former Giants' GM Ernie Accorsi running the search in Carolina, some consider Ross the favorite for that job.

SB Nation's Jaguars web site, Big Cat Country, recently tried to make the case that the Jacksonville job would be one of the most attractive for any GM candidate.

... the job in Jacksonville may be the most attractive of them all.

With two top 33 selections and no players that are "must plays" like perhaps Brandon Weeden of the Browns. In fact, the Jaguars are very much a clean slate for a general manager that can shape the team entirely in the manner that he exists.

Is money an issue? Not at all with Shahid Khan reportedly prepared to spend the money necessary to make the Jaguars a winner in a hurry. Couple that with plenty of cap space and a team that is devoid of bad contracts like the Mark Sanchez mess that the next GM will have to deal with, and the Jaguars are the perfect canvas to build from scratch.

Whether it is Jacksonville or elsewhere Ross certainly does appear to have options.


Marc Ross connected to San Diego Chargers' GM job

Marc Ross will interview for the vacant general manager position with the San Diego Chargers, Mike Garafolo of USA Today reported earlier Wednesday.

Ross, the Giants Director of College Scouting, has now drawn interest from the Chargers, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.

San Diego fired both general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner following a disappointing 7-9 season, the third straight year in which the Chargers have missed the playoffs.

Bolts From The Blue, SB Nation's Chargers web site, is currently running a poll to find out who fans want as the next general manager. Ross isn't winning, but considering all the interest he has drawn thus far it seems like a pretty good possibility that Ross could end up elsewhere before long.

Ross's name first surfaced in connection with general manager openings a season ago, when he interviewed for openings with the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears.

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