Well, I’m not in love with the idea, but from everything I have searched out, read, re-read etc, it may not be too bad.
The good possibilities.
Tannenbaum worked with a consulting firm or some **** that gave him access to multiple coaches across multiple sports. He is also a big part of the Sports Science stuff. (studies on training athletes, making them better, keeping them healthier, etc) So he has a background in those type of things, and should start incorporating those programs into Dolphins football. (a good thing, Seattle does it as well)
If he sticks to just Ops, he runs paperwork, day to day bs, figure head, etc, while Hickey runs the scouting and drafting department. Let him do what he does best, and not have to do all the paperwork on top of everything else. Just find talent. (should be a good thing)
Then Philbin coaches. (meh)
Aponte handles the Salary cap stuff, working with all of them, Philbin, Hickey, and maybe Tannenbaum.
Then you have Marino and whatever he does.
So, to put simply, Hickey and Philbin get this year. If they do good, and get the roster right, and make a run next season, fine, we keep building, and move on. If they don’t, then Tannenbaum clears them all out, and gets a new GM/Coach partnership. (Rex Ryan?)
My only “worry” is as long as Tannenbaum doesn’t try to name himself GM. If he stays just a suit above a GM, fine, I can handle that, no prob. If he names himself GM, I hate it. I don’t want him as a GM/Draft guy. He made some good picks in NY, but I don’t care. That was 7-10 years ago.
From what I have seen, Seattle has a HUGE front office directory as well. It’s not just Pete Carroll, it’s Pete and 20 other suits/titles everywhere. I haven’t yet gone and checked that, but I read a guy I trust saying that. If that’s the case, then we don’t need to worry too much on our end. Tannenbaum basically becomes Ross when Ross isn’t in Miami. He makes the football calls, and reports to Ross, Ross is basically the anti Jerry Jones. (a good thing) Ross doesn’t know football, so he hired a guy who does know football to do stuff for him.
Tannenbaum -> Aponte -> Marino
Philbin -> Lazor -> Coyle
And various scouts, assistants, etc that report to each of those people.
As long as they let each person do their own job, we could be ok. If Tannenbaum starts saying Draft this guy, or sign that guy, and Philbin/Hickey object, then we could have some problems. Hopefully he doesn’t do that, he just lets Hickey scout and draft them, and Philbin coach them.