Originally Posted by BullNation4Life
and yet it was Gary who basically hired Rick Smith, or had a very huge hand in that decision....
Quite sure that if Gary says, "get this guy" Rick says "okey dokey!"...
In an interview a couple of years ago, during training camp, a reporter asked Kubiak something about how the contract talks are going with a RB we were supposedly trying out to see if he'd be signed to the team.....
....Kubiak said something to the effect of "I wouldn't know. Rick and his guys go out and find the guys and then they tell me who's signed with us."
It was a terse reply, really didn't sound like Gary is in his office making calls to players and spending his time updating the chalk board list of these guys we're signing.
Furthermore, last off-season there were very candid interviews with Rick Smith and Bob McNair that shed new light into how much Rick and his staff of scouts play a role in the signing of players. Rick and the scouts have a huge say in who gets signed here.
Kubiak has more sway over coaching staff choices than he does players.