Why I feel fine.
Before Scot was here, our FO with Bruce at helm was already operating as 'collective decision'. That's what they told us from the start. So it's not something that comes up just now. I have heard it before. Even durning the Scot era.
I think the roles are pretty clear now (this is my outside personal view, no inside information):
Bruce Allen - takes the lead on making the ultimate decision, but most of the time lets the guys below him inform him what best options are.
Jay - Is HC and part time scout.
Eric - is the cap and contract guru
Doug, Scott C. and Alex Campbell - are senior 'scouts' and top advisors.
Scouts - do the dirty work.
I don't say a GM wouldn't add anything but in this structure it's not like you miss him as a key piece. What Scot did is pretty much the same work as what Doug, Scott, Alex and the scouts do right? Scouting players. Only reason why you would hire a GM i.m.o. is because you want to hire a super scout. Does in general have the titel GM in the NFL..because that's the highest position for them. So I don't see what we miss right now in this structure. Yes, we would like to have a exceptional scout with the titel GM (like Scot) but it's not necessary for the FO to work.
Oh come on man. Factual data..... If you can give me any factual data about any FO in the NFL Iike to see it, I don't think it's there.
About ''best possible group''. I don't know if it's the best. Sure I would like to add a super scout but I don't think it's a terrible FO because they don't have a GM. I don't know who they could add to this group (realisticly) that would improve it bigtime. It's not like a Eric DeCosta is gonna sign here.
So it's not like I think this is the best FO ever but I think that the current group of guys can do there work and have succes in the NFL. I don't think that not having a GM will make them less succesfull. I will just wait and see what they will do the next couple of years.