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Idzik to interview Wed; conflicting reports on Angelo
John Idzik, the Seahawks vice president of football administration is set to interview for a second time with the Jets, according to ESPN.
According to the Seahawks' web site, Idzik and his father, John, "became one of the NFL’s few father-son Super Bowl champions in 2003 when the younger Idzik’s Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII, as his father was the offensive backfield coach of the Super Bowl V champion Baltimore Colts." (Idzik's father also was an assistant coach for the Jets from 1976-79.)
Idzik -- who helped build the eventual NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals -- is more of a number's guy. Per his bio, he "oversees player negotiations, the team’s compliance with the NFL salary cap, player personnel transactions, all football operations budgets, staff and team contracts, team travel and most aspects of the day-to-day football operations while also remaining active in player evaluations."
Today, there will be a wave of second interviews -- but there are discrepancies as to who are the favored candidates. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Omar Khan, Russ Ball, Scott Cohen are "in the mix" but it "sounds like Jerry Angelo is not."
However, ESPN reported that Angelo would be one of the GM candidates involved in follow-up discussions with the Jets. In fact, Schefter called Angelo "a name to watch." ESPN also claimed reports claiming the Jets interviewed Ball and Montreal Alouettes' GM Jim Popp aren't true.