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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:04:57 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum believes QB Tim Tebow can still play quarterback in the NFL despite a forgettable 2012 season. Tannenbaum refused to write off his career just yet. "I could never say that," Tannenbaum said. "This is a guy that was successful in high school, won championships in college. He's the type of person, he's either going to be successful as a pro quarterback, or die trying."
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:50:01 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum acknowledged Thursday, Feb. 14, during a television interview that signing QB Mark Sanchez to a five-year, $58.25 million deal may have been a mistake considering Sanchez's lack of progress. "I don't think I would have signed a quarterback to an extension knowing that he'd have 26 turnovers," Tannenbaum said. "That might be one of the reasons I'm right sitting here with you guys. Not that this is not a great place to spend Valentine's Day." Tannenbaum still thinks Sanchez can turn his game around. "But if we're sitting here a year or two from now, I still think Mark's going to be a good, credible quarterback in the NFL."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:20:40 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum felt the contract extension the team awarded to QB Mark Sanchez was the best move long-term for the franchise. "We thought we were getting cost certainty for a guy we thought would be our quarterback for years to come," Tannenbaum said. "That was our thinking when we did it. Obviously, based on this year, it hasn't worked out that way yet. But I think Mark's career is far from over." Sanchez received a three-year extension, including an $8.25 million guarantee for 2013.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 03:52:38 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum acknowledged the team's acquisition of QB Tim Tebow was his idea. Although Tannenbaum admits the trade was a failure, he expressed no regrets. "I'm disappointed it didn't work out, just like I'm disappointed when certain draft choices don't work out," Tannenbaum said. "We put in a lot of time and effort. We had a rationale for it. At the end of the day, it didn't go as we had planned."
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:20:01 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said it was his idea to trade for Tim Tebow. Tannenbaum said he discussed the idea with owner Woody Johnson and head coach Rex Ryan but it was ultimately his decision.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:31:27 -0800
Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum may have been the driving force behind the acquisition of QB Tim Tebow; however, Tebow was not forced on owner Woody Johnson, according to a league source with direct knowledge of the trade. "He owns the team," the source said. "All he had to do was say 'no.' Nothing is ever forced on Woody." The source said once Tannenbaum came up with the idea, several members of the Jets organization tried to talk him out of the trade, saying Tebow was not an accurate passer; however, Tannenbaum was not swayed.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:15:22 -0800
The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:37:27 -0800
Oakland Raiders director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales is a candidate for the general manager job for the New York Jets if they get rid of GM Mike Tannenbaum after the season. Clinkscales has familiarity with head coach Rex Ryan as a former long-time Jets scout. Another name popping up is Baltimore Ravens senior personnel assistant George Kokinis. "Ryan needs to just coach the players and let someone help him build a roster, not just a defense," one league source said.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:15:36 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum will be relieved of his duties following the team's Week 17 game this weekend, according to a league source. Tannenbaum could, however, be reassigned within the organization.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 06:13:42 -0800
The New York Jets are reaching out to prospective general manager candidates while exploring ways to keep current general manager Mike Tannenbaum in a cap management role, according to league sources. The team is looking to beef up their front office, particularly in personnel, given their struggles in the NFL Draft and free agency in recent years.
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:32:44 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum still believes in QB Tim Tebow, even though the quarterback has failed to make much of an impact this season. "I look at Tim as a great teammate, a competitor," Tannenbaum said. "He's done a lot of great things for us. You see him on the practice field working hard ... From a production standpoint it hasn't been necessarily where we thought it'd be, but he has converted first downs."
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:21:59 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, whose job could be in jeopardy after the season, said he is not worried about his status. "... I'm the last thing I'm worried about," Tannenbaum said. "I'm worried about this team and anything I can do to help. And each week, we've had our challenges. I think we've had more challenges than an average year but no one's going to feel bad for us ... We're all 3-6 and collectively we're in it together. The personnel department is 3-6, the security department is 3-6, the coaching, we're all in this together, we're all 3-6."
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:23:30 -0800
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson would not comment on the job security of general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan beyond this season.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:23:06 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan received a vote of confidence from general manager Mike Tannenbaum despite the team's 3-6 record. "People draw energy from Rex; he has an innate ability," Tannenbaum said. "Let's go back to two years ago. We get our doors blown out in New England and lose, 45-3, and what does he say at the podium in Foxborough? 'If we played tomorrow, we'd beat them.' Everyone's looking at him like he's crazy - a lot of us. What happens? We go up there six weeks later (in the playoffs), and we beat them. That's all because of his innate leadership and optimism. We're in a sport that deals with adversity, but this brings out the best in Rex."
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:06:15 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum defended the team's acquisition of QB Tim Tebow and insisted that the move wasn't driven by owner Woody Johnson. "That's completely not true," Tannenbaum said. "It 100 percent came from this department. Do I talk to Woody all the time? Absolutely, but it was our call ... Our view of the trade was, he's a weapon, there's no doubt about it. We brought him in as an additional weapon for our offense ... That was the vision and the thought process for making the trade."
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:45:29 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Thursday, Aug. 23, the team is not committing to OT Wayne Hunter as the starting right tackle. Tannenbaum will continue to look at upgrading the position.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:21:15 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said that Labor Day weekend will be like a "mini draft" for the Jets, so the roster is far from finalized.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 04:30:27 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum has not ruled out the possibility of adding a veteran wide receiver to the roster.
Sat, 19 May 2012 06:02:30 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team has not been approached by HBO to take part in the "Hard Knocks" reality series. "It has not been offered to us, so right now we're on the sidelines, and we don't know who's going to be asked at the end of the day," Tannenbaum said. "But what I can say ... is NFL Films, HBO Sports - they all did a great job. It was a great experience for us, it was good for our organization. I think those organizations are real pros and it was a good experience for us."
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:34:31 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum hinted during an interview Thursday, March 22, that QB Tim Tebow could threaten to take away some of QB Mark Sanchez's playing time. "If our offense is sputtering and we have, say, three three-and-outs and we roll this out there and it's successful, who knows?" Tannenbaum said when asked about his vision for how much the team will use Tebow packages.
Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:25:27 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team expects QB Mark Sanchez to continue to improve after awarding him a contract extension Friday, March 9. "We don't have blinders on," Tannenbaum said. "It has to get better, and we think it will. We're excited and encouraged by the trajectory of Mark's career."
Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:06:32 -0800
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team did have discussions about free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts) before extending the contract of QB Mark Sanchez. "We looked into that possibility as someone to add to our team," Tannenbaum said of Manning, declining to characterize the level of interest. "We had discussions internally. We monitored the situation. As events continued to unfold, we kept pushing the extension with Mark."
Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:03:57 -0800
New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson vouched for QB Mark Sanchez's work ethic; however, Tomlinson believes Sanchez would benefit from some competition at the position. "There's a lot of things you can say about Mark Sanchez, but to call him lazy is a bit much," Tomlinson said. "This is a guy that has worked very hard off the field, in the film room. I've seen it - in the weight room, putting in extra time with the coaches early in the morning, after practice when everybody is gone. He's putting in time, so he's not lazy." The Jets have said Sanchez will be their starter in 2012, but general manager Mike Tannenbaum said they will evaluate the quarterback position as a whole, indicating they may bring in a backup to push Sanchez.
Thu, 26 May 2011 06:59:13 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez said he believes the team can re-sign impending free-agent WRs Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith. "I honestly do. I think that's what Mike Tannenbaum does best and he's the best GM in football," Sanchez said. "Mr. (Woody) Johnson, that's part of his job. And Rex, that's keeping all of us together. He wants the offense to run smooth, he wants us to pick up where we left off and to do that, we need all of our guys back. I think that would be the best-case scenario."
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 06:45:11 -0800
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson said he expects to return with the team in 2011, according to Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. "I would definitely like to play, no question," Tomlinson said. "Really and truly, I'm under contract, and I fully expect to play football with the Jets next year. Until I'm told otherwise, I just expect to be there." Tomlinson, who turns 32 in June, is due to make $2.4 million in the final season of his contract. There has been speculation about his future because the Jets have young RBs Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight on the roster. General manager Mike Tannenbaum indicated last week he expects Tomlinson to be back, but he left a hint of doubt by saying "things could change."
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:04:18 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum released a statement about WR Braylon Edwards' DWI arrest, according to Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. "We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning," Tannenbaum said. "We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures." The Jets fund their own "Player Protect" program, which offers rides to and from events free of charge to players to prevent such a situation. "Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment," Tannenbaum's statement continued.
Mon, 06 Sep 2010 04:58:30 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum admitted that he explored possible trades for CB Darrelle Revis, according to Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. However, when head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson went to visit Revis in South Florida, it was a huge step in helping agree to a new deal.
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 13:54:37 -0800
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team will look to add a veteran running back in free agency.
Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:31:12 -0700
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said WR Braylon Edwards will play under his current contract. Edwards is currently in the final year of his existing contract.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:59:20 -0700
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the NFL has fined the New York Jets $75,000, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum $25,000 and Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini $25,000 for their involvement in not placing QB Brett Favre on the injury report last season even though he was injured.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:14:00 -0700
ESPN.com reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team is looking to move up in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Tannenbaum said the team could be moving up for a number of players.
Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:01:44 -0700
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum placed a call to the Denver Broncos and was prepared to make a competitive offer for QB Jay Cutler but the Broncos never returned his call, according to a league source.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:33:38 -0700
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is keeping a close eye on the situation with the Denver Broncos and QB Jay Cutler.
Sun, 15 Mar 2009 12:56:04 -0700
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will meet with Kansas State QB Josh Freeman Monday, March 16. Jets head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum will hold a private workout with Freeman Tuesday, March 17.
Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:58:01 -0800
Peter King, of SI.com, reports retired QB Brett Favre said he expects to get an impulse to play again during the offseason but will not return because he does not want to put the New York Jets in a difficult situation. "I foresee getting the impulse to play. But as good as [Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum] has been to me, I could never bring myself to do it. I know I won't do it. If I did, I'd be putting the Jets in a tough spot, because I know they can't release me," Favre said.
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:58:14 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum will talk with QB Brett Favre as early as next week about his future with the team, according to a source.
Fri, 23 Jan 2009 01:33:16 -0800
Erik Boland, of The New York Newsday, reports New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reiterated he would like QB Brett Favre to return to the team in 2009. However, he said the final decision on Favre's status will be made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan.
Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:41:36 -0800
Peter King, of SI.com, reports New York Jets QB Brett Favre sounds like he is leaning towards retirement at this point. Favre said he told Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum that "it may be time to look in a different direction" at quarterback. Favre said he will take a few weeks before deciding on his future.
Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:06:12 -0800
Randy Lange, of NewYorkJets.com, reports all seven of the New York Jets' Pro Bowl selections were acquired either in the draft or by trade or free agency since 2006, when Mike Tannenbaum became the general manager and Eric Mangini the head coach.
Thu, 20 Nov 2008 06:26:10 -0800
Erik Boland, of Newsday.com, reports New York Jets QB Brett Favre does not know whether he will be back with the Jets next season, instead choosing to keep focused on this week's game against the Tennessee Titans. "I have people - friends, family - who ask me all the time about next year," he said. "The answer I give them, which is the honest answer, is I really don't know. To be totally honest with you, I really don't care. What I care about is trying to beat Tennessee." Favre was asked for a two-year commitment from Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum when he was acquired in the offseason, but Favre would only commit to one season.
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:17:18 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Thursday, June 19, that the team waived OG Shawn McMackin.
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:16:41 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Thursday, June 19, that the team signed free-agent TE A.J. Schable (Eagles). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:11:12 -0700
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Wednesday, June 18, that the team signed free-agent SS Cameron Worrell (Dolphins). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:32:34 -0700
The New York Jets announced Tuesday, June 17, that Mike Tannenbaum has been named the executive vice president/general manager. Tannenbaum is entering his 12th season with the team and will continue to manage all football operations, including the coaching staff, pro and college scouting and the salary cap.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:26:48 -0700
The Associated Press reports New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum will serve on the new general managers committee. The new committee will provide advice on protecting and supporting the integrity of the game, expanded use of technology, player development and scouting opportunities, and ways to improve the Pro Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and preseason.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:22:16 -0700
New York Jets president Jay Cross and general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Friday, June 13, that the team signed JoJo Wooden to a contract extension to be the team's assistant director of player personnel. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:22:00 -0700
New York Jets president Jay Cross and general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Friday, June 13, that the team named Steve Scarnecchia director of multimedia production.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:21:43 -0700
New York Jets president Jay Cross and general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Friday, June 13, that the team named Rich Gentile senior director of broadcasting and multimedia production.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:21:23 -0700
New York Jets president Jay Cross and general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Friday, June 13, that the team named Tim Tubito director of video.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:21:10 -0700
New York Jets president Jay Cross and general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced Friday, June 13, that the team named Michael Davis assistant director of college scouting.