Mike Tannenbaum

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is a professional American football executive, who recently served as the general manager for the New York Jets of the National Football League.

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Coming out of the lockout we lost Brad Smith and felt that Tim could have been that type of player for us. That's one of those trades that didn't work out.

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Rex Ryan story: When Pittsburgh called to say that Santonio Holmes would be available for a fifth round pick, I called down to his office and he wasn't there. (I got the assistant instead)

After the call, about 30 seconds later, Rex dove into my office, barged the door down and said absolutely!

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Matt Ryan

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I'd like to end this with...choose a job that like, pursue your dreams, it's been a great ride. Thank you Jets fans, Redditors and have a good night everyone. It was a pleasure doing this.

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Accomplishment were the back to back AFC championship games, the regret was not finishing up on a higher note, which was really hard for me

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I would say Jerricho Cotchery. He provided tremendous consistency and leadership for our club. He's one guy I really wish retired a Jet.

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trading up for Revis was the best, Gholston not working out was the worst...asking him to play OLB when he wasn't used to it was difficult

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To get ahead in any walk of life, do this 1. be the first one in 2. llast to leave 3. the answer is yes 4. the yes is with a smile

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In a perfect world we would have tried to keep both, but in a salary cap system, it's difficult to do. Holmes was a priority given his explosiveness, speed. In a cap system, we did prioritize Santonio over Braylon, though we would have loved to have them both.

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I would say there's a lot of budgeting that goes on and just a lot of administrative responsibilities like checking in with all of the different department heads (video guy, security guys) on a daily basis. The day-to-day operations of the franchise.