Power Ranking NFL GMs 2014 Offseason.........

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  1. soulman

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    Power Ranking the NFL General Managers by 2014 Offseason Performance

    By Russell S. Baxter , Featured Columnist
    Jun 12, 2014

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    John Schneider and the Seattle Seahawks were kings of the 2013 NFL season. But how has he done so far in 2014?

    It’s amazing just how time flies. We are less than two months away from the start of NFL training camps as well as the Hall of Fame Game, hence the start of the 2014 preseason. So which of the 32 teams are ready and which are not?

    That’s a pretty general question. And in this forum, we will answer it by ranking the work of the teams' 32 general managers, give or take one or two official titles.

    Are we listing the best builders of teams in terms of their career work? Not here. Please keep in mind that we are rating these executives strictly based on their work in 2014. We will look at how they fared both during free agency (signing, re-signing and losing players) as well as the NFL draft.

    No one said this would be easy. But it pales in comparison to the work that this group of individuals must do on nearly a daily basis.

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    6. Phil Emery, Chicago Bears
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    Here was the good news in 2013. Despite the fact that the Bears went through two different starting quarterbacks, only the Denver Broncos scored more points than Chicago.

    Here was the very bad news. Given the fact that Chicago went through its share of defensive players this past season, only the Minnesota Vikings allowed more points than the Bears in 2013.

    What to do when you allow the most rushing yards in the NFL and tie for last in the league with 31 sacks? Add defensive ends Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young through free agency and select defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton in the second and third rounds, respectively.
    Throw in the fact that first-round pick and cornerback Kyle Fuller will be able to learn behind the likes of veterans such as Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, and things could be looking up for the Chicago defense quickly in 2014.
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    Those who out rank him are;

    #5; Bill Belichick/Pats
    #4; Les Snead/Rams
    #3; John Elway/Broncos
    #2; Trent Baalke/49'ers
    #1; Rick Spielman/Vikings


    Rick Spielman and the Vikings? Really???? Must be a Twin Cities correspondent. LOL
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    Yeah this is pretty stupid.

    Which GM had the most effect? Yeah the Vikings moved right up the ladder.

    The Bears had a scoring machine, which is not typical Bears football. So that's a huge feat.

    The Vikings did what?
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    Yeah, it's B/R so you expected something good?
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    I thought it was for this past off season.... the Vikings had a good one. IMO they should rank this offseason AFTER the season though
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    I just re-read the title, it's for the off season only.

    So to me, there HAS to be better things to write about. This is just like racing cars with your mouth vice on the street.

    One can argue this only AFTER the season, so I agree.
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    Yep, this the season for trite fodder. Fol de la de fol la la. This stretch before camps begins is almost as bad as that Chinese Water torture they inflicted on us my moving the draft back several weeks.

    I'm just gonna say that the only real benefit of having Phil Emery ranked that high if that maybe it will drive Jerry Angelo back into his hidey hole for a bit and we won't see anymore articles by him espousing to be an expert of the draft.

    That one he wrote was a hoot. Whatever he wrote was just the opposite of what he did.
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