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    • CalicoJackLV

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      http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000346645/article/browns-texans-among-five-teams-with-new-power-structuresOwner: Malcolm Glazer, 20th yearGeneral Manager: Jason Licht, 1st yearHead Coach: Lovie Smith, 1st yearOther front-office notables: Bryan Glazer, Co-Chairman; Ed Glazer, Co-Chairman; Joel Glazer, Co-Chairman; Mike Greenberg, Director of Football Administration; Eric Stokes, Director of College Scouting.Who's really in charge? The model here is close to Seattle's: a coach with significant on-paper power who isn't overbearing, and a younger GM who's allowed to do his job. Smith and Licht hit it off two years ago when Licht interviewed for the Bears' opening that eventually went to Phil Emery. And thus far, this match of men with different football backgrounds has worked.Smith has final say over the 53-man roster, with Licht controlling the draft and free agency. (In essence, the GM has leeway to build the 90-man roster, and then the coach is in charge of chopping it down.) Greenberg gives Licht a strong voice on the contract side; he's a big reason why the Bucs' cap situation has been so healthy in recent years. Stokes, who shares University of Nebraska ties with Licht, has also become influential.Both Licht and Smith report to the Glazers, with Malcolm's sons responsible for running many of the day-to-day operations of the team. As is the case in Cleveland and Miami, more organizational change is probable after the draft, with a likelihood existing that another strong personnel voice will be added from the outside.An outside perspective from an NFC personnel director: "Lovie has final say, but Lovie's trusting Licht to set it all up, and structure it the way they planned, where they can just come into a meeting and watch guys. I know Lovie values Jason's opinion, and Jason will very clearly have a voice in every decision. ... The thing I admire about (Seattle) is that Pete has the juice, but he doesn't flex his muscle a lot -- you saw he gave Schneider the credit, saying, 'This is the guy.' I really see that being how Lovie and Jason work together, too."

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    • Anonymous

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      Nice read. Sounds plausible.

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    • Anonymous

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      Does make me wonder who they might add as that “strong personnel voice from outside”?

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    • Anonymous

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      Bring Schiano back as a talent evaluator. He couldn’t coach but his drafts were solid. Won’t happen.

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    • Anonymous

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      Bring Schiano back as a talent evaluator. He couldn't coach but his drafts were solid. Won't happen.

      Agreed... especially that it won't happen.I just hope this increased exposure of Jerry Angelo isn't associated in any way.

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    • Anonymous

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      Lovie wanted total control, and had to relinquish a wee bit.I think that ALL final decisions regarding players will be ultimately Smith's. 

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    • shanesnyder

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      Give a shit what his drafts look like, as long as he wins, and he’s done that in every capacity at this level.

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