GENERAL MANAGER AARON GLENN?
Written by: LM
Wow. On a very short list of favorite Texans:
I was very surprised to hear one former NFL player say another local former player was in the run for a possible General Manager position. Friday, former Redskin, Eagle and Texan Defensive End ND Kalu (Sports Radio 610) substituted for Rich Lord on the J&R Show. The topic of Aaron Glenn came up by a little back and forth chatter between Josh Innes and ND Kalu about Josh respecting Rice University. ND Kalu chimed in by saying he respect other local schools and notated a specific case with Texas A&M Aaron Glenn.
Somewhere in the mix, ND Kalu began talking about Aaron Glenn and said he wouldn't be surprised if Glenn is a General Manager in the near future. However, he did not stop there in his speculation but went as far to say the New York Jets expressed interest in Glenn at the helm.
When I heard this, I had to really let it soak in because Glenn probably didn't play with anyone one on the current Jets roster but then too, General Manager is a whole different ball game. I had to also consider, ND Kalu is a former pro with professional connections and relationships not even to mention Glenn is a guy he played against and with since they were in highschool/college. Then what really made this assertion plausible is Glenn being an astute business man with his stake in the "local chicken joint" Frenchys. Glenn not only know the chicken business but he's pretty damn knowledgeable about football.
I have followed Aaron Glenn's career from College to the NFL and Post NFL. I must admit, I never really heard him enough to judge his analysis of the game but with the way ND Kalu spoke of his knowledge of the game, I am like damn "why is he not on NFL Network or some radio station". Sure, I have heard him in various spots on local TV and Radio but not enough to actually say this guy is solid or a stiff. For the record he made the best prediction of them all, one of the few along with muah called for a "blowout" on the Sports Radio 610 Pre Game show.
But here's the question, if ND Kalu is correct in the Jets interest, is there a possibility there are others? What is the realistic likelihood of Aaron Glenn becoming a General Manager. With this being Black History Month, I felt this was a pretty cool story to write about.
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In the end this could all be smoke but what I take out of it is how much respect ND Kalu has for Aaron Glenn. During that same segment, ND Kalu said something very telling, he commented on non Rice University players were all football but to his surprise, guys like Aaron Glenn showed him different. I know one thing, I will make it my business to really listen to Aaron Glenn on any and all spots he may appear on. On the strength I am in total favor of former pros participating in their former sport via media and managerial positions however I never really seen it work in coaching to the success rate as the prior. Make it do what it do Aaron Glenn.