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Old 08-26-2017, 03:12 AM
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Default Spanos makes Roster Decisions with TT

After reading the article about who is making the final roster decisions, I wanted to broach the subject with all of my fellow fan forum posters and get better educated myself if not outright notice a change in the team's procedures and/or structure.

Prior to this, I had the understanding that Tom Telesco as GM and whoever was our Head Coach were the ones who made the final decisions on both final roster cuts as well as entry Draft decisions. Now the article reads that John Spanos as VP of FB Operations, will be the one with Head Coach Lynn, who will make final roster decisions.

First, Did I read and understand this correctly?

Was my previous understanding incorrect about the GM doing this with HC?

Finally, is this the first year that VPoFBO John Spanos is doing this?

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Old 08-26-2017, 04:42 AM
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If you have a list of our Subs, a blind monkey playing pin the tail on the donkey could make our cuts this year.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:51 AM
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:11 AM
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After reading the article about who is making the final roster decisions, I wanted to broach the subject with all of my fellow fan forum posters and get better educated myself if not outright notice a change in the team's procedures and/or structure.

Prior to this, I had the understanding that Tom Telesco as GM and whoever was our Head Coach were the ones who made the final decisions on both final roster cuts as well as entry Draft decisions. Now the article reads that John Spanos as VP of FB Operations, will be the one with Head Coach Lynn, who will make final roster decisions.

First, Did I read and understand this correctly?

Was my previous understanding incorrect about the GM doing this with HC?

Finally, is this the first year that VPoFBO John Spanos is doing this?

It would be a stunning level of incompetence to not have a collaboration of many different components when making these decisions. I would expect, at the very least, the following: J Spanos, TT, AL, Position Coaches, Contract/Cap specialist, League Rules specialist, Head of Scouting, Head of College scouting, Head of Pro Players scouting..... There are just too many things that each decision impacts for this process to be completed by a couple guys.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:02 AM
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After reading the article about who is making the final roster decisions, I wanted to broach the subject with all of my fellow fan forum posters and get better educated myself if not outright notice a change in the team's procedures and/or structure.

Prior to this, I had the understanding that Tom Telesco as GM and whoever was our Head Coach were the ones who made the final decisions on both final roster cuts as well as entry Draft decisions. Now the article reads that John Spanos as VP of FB Operations, will be the one with Head Coach Lynn, who will make final roster decisions.

First, Did I read and understand this correctly?

Was my previous understanding incorrect about the GM doing this with HC?

Finally, is this the first year that VPoFBO John Spanos is doing this?
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:15 AM
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It would be a stunning level of incompetence to not have a collaboration of many different components when making these decisions. I would expect, at the very least, the following: J Spanos, TT, AL, Position Coaches, Contract/Cap specialist, League Rules specialist, Head of Scouting, Head of College scouting, Head of Pro Players scouting..... There are just too many things that each decision impacts for this process to be completed by a couple guys.
True. You have hit the main point. While the HC & his assistants want the best roster possible and do have a lot of influence, they work within a structure including many others, some of whom may set the standards. Assembling the 90 man offseason roster is a group effort.
I suspect the final cuts from 90 to 53 are primarily the HC, his coordinators & position coaches with some GM & Exec oversight.
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Forgive me all, please!! My autism has its ups and downs, believe me!!

I had assumed that any article of news on the Chargers.com website itself was fair game for referral without a specific link needing to be posted. My bad on that one.

It may also be my bad as the autism causes me to take very literally what is said or written because I have to reverse engineer everything so as to communicate at all with other humans. Animals and computers do not give me such problems... but I digress. So here is the link:

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That does seem weird they didn't mention TT in that article. I'm not even going to try and speculate. I would think TT has some sort of say in the decision but maybe not?
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That does seem weird they didn't mention TT in that article. I'm not even going to try and speculate. I would think TT has some sort of say in the decision but maybe not?
It was an interview with Spanos & Lynn. Telesco is the GM and definitely has some say so unless John is taking over the GM position.
Something to keep an eye on I guess. I doubt that TT's authority and responsibilities have changed much - yet. In the past Dean has backed his GM above all others but of course his son wasn't in that mix then.
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