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#1 HarassedOffTheSite

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

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Add another strong name to Chargers GM search: Colts granted permission to them to interview exec Tom Telesco

 

Big deal?



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Ugh the Chargers.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Interesting move. I'm watching these coaching moves with bated breath; it makes me root for the Colts to go as far as possible in the playoffs (even more of course!) just to keep BA busy enough for the name pool to dwindle, forcing San Diego's hand as far as grabbing somebody before they are all gone.  Of course I say that I pull for the Colts to go even farther than the pundits have us going; I want us to win the Super Bowl!


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Interesting move. I'm watching these coaching moves with bated breath; it makes me root for the Colts to go as far as possible in the playoffs (even more of course!) just to keep BA busy enough for the name pool to dwindle, forcing San Diego's hand as far as grabbing somebody before they are all gone.  Of course I say that I pull for the Colts to go even farther than the pundits have us going; I want us to win the Super Bowl!

 

Apparently no one in the NFL listens to the media other wise they would not want our coaches and perrsonal because according to them we suck... sometimes i wish the people in the nfl listened to the media...


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

I think it's a big deal if he gets the job and picks additional Colts coaches/staffers to fill the SD offices now vacant.  Continuity would be nice on this young team, even on the management side.  It would be interesting to know how well he and Arians get along, what he thinks of BA.  I also wish I knew more about what a VP of Football Operations actually does - is he the capologist?  Manages scouts?  The impact could be substantial if Grigson delegates contract negotiations, or cap managing to him.  If it is more scouting related, I'm confident Girgson will survive the loss of Telesco. 



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Apparently no one in the NFL listens to the media other wise they would not want our coaches and perrsonal because according to them we suck... sometimes i wish the people in the nfl listened to the media...

I haven't heard anyone say we suck.. The coaching staff is getting tons of love from the media

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

I think it is a big move.  The Chargers will win if they get him.  He is the one holdover from the Polian era because the man knows talent..  Tom Telesco would be a big loss to us, but I am sure Ryan Grigson has a 'young'in he knows who can step in.  Good luck Tom Telesco...I for one will hate to see you leave the horseshoe!!!!   :colts:  :colts:  :colts:


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

I haven't heard anyone say we suck.. The coaching staff is getting tons of love from the media

not the staff but us pertaining to how we would finish.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Maybe an opportunity for the Chargers to inquire a little more about Bruce Arians? Package deal?



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

Maybe an opportunity for the Chargers to inquire a little more about Bruce Arians? Package deal?

My first thought. just don't want the Chargers to get better due to having our people.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

Apparently no one in the NFL listens to the media other wise they would not want our coaches and perrsonal because according to them we suck... sometimes i wish the people in the nfl listened to the media...

haha so true!


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

he deserves a chance to move on


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

As I remember it, Telesco almost got our GM position last year, but Grigson beat him out. I believe it would be a real loss to our front office.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

As I remember it, Telesco almost got our GM position last year, but Grigson beat him out. I believe it would be a real loss to our front office.

I don't remember what team, but someone inquired about him last year as well. I hadn't really thought about him leaving, but it makes perfect sense. And I would imagine he would want to talk to Arians.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Would be a good hire by the Chargers if he becomes their GM. Would suck for him to leave.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

I don't remember what team, but someone inquired about him last year as well. I hadn't really thought about him leaving, but it makes perfect sense. And I would imagine he would want to talk to Arians.

Believe it was the Bears last year. TT would be a lose to the FA but he does deserve a shot.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

I thought Spanos' son was going to be the new GM and according to Mortenson, he is respected in the league.  



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

He deserves a shot..he's been with us for a while and Grigson is going nowhere anytime soon..



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

I thought Spanos' son was going to be the new GM and according to Mortenson, he is respected in the league.  

he also claimed chris polian was respected in the league

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Believe it was the Bears last year. TT would be a lose to the FA but he does deserve a shot.

 

Rams as well. I don't know that he actually did interview with either team, but they both requested and received permission.

 

Two names that I would have on my list if I were hiring a GM would be Marc Ross of the Giants and Eric DeCosta of the Ravens. DeCosta took his name out of consideration last offseason, apparently because he's next in line once Newsome retires, but I'd at least try this year. And Ross was a finalist for a couple different teams, including us. I think he's a strong candidate. Telesco belongs up there as well. Young, has worked with some smart and successful people, comes from a stable organization, good with the cap... What's not to like?


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

If he goes add more fuel to the fire to Arians to the Chargers.  It would make sense for him to bring in a coach he knows. 


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#22 Larry Horseman

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

Rams as well. I don't know that he actually did interview with either team, but they both requested and received permission.
 
Two names that I would have on my list if I were hiring a GM would be Marc Ross of the Giants and Eric DeCosta of the Ravens. DeCosta took his name out of consideration last offseason, apparently because he's next in line once Newsome retires, but I'd at least try this year. And Ross was a finalist for a couple different teams, including us. I think he's a strong candidate. Telesco belongs up there as well. Young, has worked with some smart and successful people, comes from a stable organization, good with the cap... What's not to like?

Totally agree...DeCosta seems locked into Baltimore. Get the feeling Ross would leave for the right job. I'll be interested to see what Telesco does this offseason. I think he will get multiple looks. BA and Telesco going to the same spot (San Diego) seems plausible. If that happens or they go different places, it would make Irsay look really good but I am hoping it doesn't.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

Totally agree...DeCosta seems locked into Baltimore. Get the feeling Ross would leave for the right job. I'll be interested to see what Telesco does this offseason. I think he will get multiple looks. BA and Telesco going to the same spot (San Diego) seems plausible. If that happens or they go different places, it would make Irsay look really good but I am hoping it doesn't.

 

Agreed all around.

 

My question is, what do we do if Telesco does leave? I'm not all that familiar with anyone beneath him on the staff, so I'm not sure whether we'd promote from within or hire someone to be Grigson's right hand man. I'm sure we put contingencies in place for something like this; like we said, Telesco was in consideration around the league last year after we were 2-14, so it's not surprising that he's getting attention after a nine game improvement. 


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#24 Gavin

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Im not even familiar with who Telesco is



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Worth Mentioning Telesco interviewed for the Colts job last year as well and was the guy in charge between Polian and Grigson. 


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#26 Larry Horseman

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

Agreed all around.
 
My question is, what do we do if Telesco does leave? I'm not all that familiar with anyone beneath him on the staff, so I'm not sure whether we'd promote from within or hire someone to be Grigson's right hand man. I'm sure we put contingencies in place for something like this; like we said, Telesco was in consideration around the league last year after we were 2-14, so it's not surprising that he's getting attention after a nine game improvement. 

I'm not sure. Im pretty sure TT concentrates on the pro side, including contracts and cap. I also don't really know the balance of Polian holdovers to Grigson additions under Telesco and Grigson. Based on Grigson's statement last year when they announced Telsco's promotion, I got the feeling Irsay made the call. Grigs had no experience with the salary cap management side of the FO at that time. I always wondered how Telesco felt about working under Grigson...on paper Telesco was arguably more "qualified" than Grigson last year but from the draft to in-season roster management them as a combo sure exceeded my expectations.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:21 AM

I think Telesco is the guy that helped with much of the contracts and cap situations. I read somewhere last yr. that he was a cap guru. Could be a big loss if he was helping Grigs with all the contract stuff.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

I think Telesco is the guy that helped with much of the contracts and cap situations. I read somewhere last yr. that he was a cap guru. Could be a big loss if he was helping Grigs with all the contract stuff.

He's pretty much the number two guy under Grigson.  He's going to get a GM job in all likely hood sooner or later.  He interviewed for a couple last year including ours.  The key is that hopefully the Colts have been preparing the next guy under him. 


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#29 BrentMc11

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

Irsay should ante up and pay Telesco and Arians to stay.....make it worth their while.....this team is going to the Super Bowl soon.....I know I am showing some serious optimism!!.   :pass:  :lombardi:  :lombardi:

 

If not as I said earlier I am sure Grigs has someone in mind....maybe young like himself he sees as a cant miss talent....guru....????


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Agreed all around.

 

My question is, what do we do if Telesco does leave? I'm not all that familiar with anyone beneath him on the staff, so I'm not sure whether we'd promote from within or hire someone to be Grigson's right hand man. I'm sure we put contingencies in place for something like this; like we said, Telesco was in consideration around the league last year after we were 2-14, so it's not surprising that he's getting attention after a nine game improvement. 

 

Great point.  Since Telesco was in consideration last year, that had to tell them it was only a matter of time before he got his chance as a GM with another team so I'm sure they started making considerations for what they'll do when that ultimately happens. 


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I mean math is math. There is no secret to it. However if Telesco is the guy that has kept our Cap account looking good, his departure could be significant.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Telesco is a Polian holdover and was kept last year for continuity's sake and to manage the cap. I'm sure he has no warm fuzzies for Grigs, since he was picked over him. He certainly must not specialize in player evaluations, because our big jump forward in talent happened when Grigs arrived. So most likely he's primarily a numbers cruncher, a cap guy. And that's who the Chargers are considering for GM? I don't buy it. If you want to be successful, your GM must be able to evaluate talent (like Grigs, who comes from a scouting background). Either the Chargers are really stupid, or they are really smart and using TT as a back door to get to BA, as GoColts8818 was surmising.

Sure, if Telesco leaves, we will need another cap guy. But now that a year has passed and Grigs has seen how the money side works, I'm sure that TT can be replaced.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Telesco is a Polian holdover and was kept last year for continuity's sake and to manage the cap. I'm sure he has no warm fuzzies for Grigs, since he was picked over him. He certainly must not specialize in player evaluations, because our big jump forward in talent happened when Grigs arrived. So most likely he's primarily a numbers cruncher, a cap guy. And that's who the Chargers are considering for GM? I don't buy it. If you want to be successful, your GM must be able to evaluate talent (like Grigs, who comes from a scouting background). Either the Chargers are really stupid, or they are really smart and using TT as a back door to get to BA, as GoColts8818 was surmising.

Sure, if Telesco leaves, we will need another cap guy. But now that a year has passed and Grigs has seen how the money side works, I'm sure that TT can be replaced.

agreed but are TT and BA close?


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Telesco is a Polian holdover and was kept last year for continuity's sake and to manage the cap. I'm sure he has no warm fuzzies for Grigs, since he was picked over him. He certainly must not specialize in player evaluations, because our big jump forward in talent happened when Grigs arrived. So most likely he's primarily a numbers cruncher, a cap guy. And that's who the Chargers are considering for GM? I don't buy it. If you want to be successful, your GM must be able to evaluate talent (like Grigs, who comes from a scouting background). Either the Chargers are really stupid, or they are really smart and using TT as a back door to get to BA, as GoColts8818 was surmising.

Sure, if Telesco leaves, we will need another cap guy. But now that a year has passed and Grigs has seen how the money side works, I'm sure that TT can be replaced.

 

Telesco began as a scout and eventual Player Personnel manager. He knows talent. And he wasn't held over, he was promoted.



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#35 Dr. T

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Telesco began as a scout and eventual Player Personnel manager. He knows talent. And he wasn't held over, he was promoted.

I didn't know that TT started as a scout. I stand corrected.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Telesco began as a scout and eventual Player Personnel manager. He knows talent. And he wasn't held over, he was promoted.

How long has TT been around?


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

I think losing TT would hurt us. He's a great scout, but he might be hurt he was passed up for GM and take an offer from another team. :(



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Just found this from last year: Telesco did NOT interview with the Rams, removing his name from consideration before he actually met with them.

 

http://www.nfl.com/n...-rams-gm-search

 

He was also linked to the Bears job last year, but I don't think they ever interviewed him. We promoted him shortly after he withdrew from the Rams opening.


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