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After losing SD job to Telesco, Raye takes his Indy spot

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    After losing SD job to Telesco, Raye takes his Indy spot



    Posted by Darin Gantt on January 14, 2013, 3:54 PM EST
    New Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he wanted to keep personnel man Jimmy Raye, the guy considered one of the early favorites for the Chargers GM job.

    Instead, Raye’s going to slide into Telesco’s old chair.

    According to Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter, Raye’s joining the Colts as vice president of football operations.

    The idea Raye might hang around after being considered a possible replacement for A.J. Smith seemed farfetched as soon as Telesco said it, and Telesco probably knew that too.

    Raye was also mentioned in connection to the Jets general manager job, but taking a sub-GM job now is probably an indication they weren’t prepared to offer him $1 million worth of house.
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    He really must've been pissed he lost the Chargers job; why take the exact same position with another team? Then again if the choice is your old job with a new team and the Jets GM spot......you laugh at the jets and take your old spot back.
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    He went from Director of Player Personnel to Vice President of Football Operations. Is that a step up?
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    Yes, at least in title. ;)
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    Better have been money too, cause trading living in San Diego for Indianapolis is a loss in my book.
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    He probably is pissed. Passed over as GM and knows this probably was his only real shot at it in SD. Think about if you were really in his situation.
    This adds another title and pads his resume for the next round of GM firings.
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    The difference in tax rates for his salary alone, even if he gets the same salary, will make it an approximately 10% pay raise.
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    Where was it even reported Raye was interviewing? What we see just the tip of the iceberg, IMHO.
    P.S. Congrats Jimmy and thanks for your past contributions to the Boltz. (Now go make a bunch of bad decisions for Indy).
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    He'll save money regardless, even if the surroundings aren't as attractive.
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    Off topic: Did Telesco bring in his own scouts or is he using the ones that were already here?
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    Throw in cost of living and it would easily be another 10-20%. I moved to Colorado, and my cost of living dropped ridiculously lower than in SD. The house I got in Denver for $250k would cost me $450k in a similar neighborhood in SD, and Indi is cheaper than Denver
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    My wife and I were horribly disappointed when we found out that her detailer had assigned her to a ship in Mayport, Fla, after mistakenly indicating that the ship's homeport was San Diego. We became significantly less disappointed when we started looking at the cost of housing. A 2500 sq ft home in a nice neighborhood with a pool for $~1200 a month on the mortgage? Yes, please.
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    Yeah, mine is a brand new 2500 sq ft (+1100 sq ft basement) and my mortgage is $1300, granted I work in Boulder so I have a 45min -1hr drive each way since Boulder is about as expensive as SD is, but it is worth it to have such a low mortgage payment
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    Dunno if I'm sorry to see Jimmy go. Nobody knows how good or bad he was at his job as it is not clear how much he had to do with the draft picks we made. Having said that most seem to talk highly of him especially as a person. So on that basis I wish him the best of luck. Looking forward to some freshness in the scouting dept anyway. I'd imagine Telesco knows some real good guys to bring in.
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    I think Jimmy Raye is a great guy. No one has ever had anything bad to say about the guy. I think he could have been a fine GM for us. That being said, I am excited we went fresh and new, and that Jimmy left so there will be no internal scuffles or issues involved in changing the culture of the Chargers. Telesco and McCoy will be able to define who and what the Chargers are going to be from 1/15/13 going forward. I'm looking forward to watching FA and the draft and not knowing right away we were going to draft a reach and trade up for someone who would probably have still been there at our pick. I'm going to enjoy being up by 20+ points and then seeing the other team score once and not instantly knowing we are going to lose that game. I'm going to enjoy being inside the 5 and being surprised that the inside delay handoff isnt called. Win, lose, or draw, its going to be an exciting year not knowing what is going to happen before it does.
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    I can't blame him, and I wish him well!
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    Wish him all the best...except when were facing the Colts.

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