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49ers' Director of Player Personnel hired by Eagles

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Posted: 02/13/2013 11:45 AM

49ers' Director of Player Personnel hired by Eagles 


Tom Gamble, the 49ers' (now former) Director of Player Personnel was hired by the Eagles to be their Vice President of Player Personnel.


The Eagles hired Tom Gamble to become their vice president of player personnel, the team announced Wednesday.

Gamble will report directly to general manager Howie Roseman and work in both the college and pro personnel departments.

Gamble spent eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including the last two years as director of player personnel. During those two seasons, the 49ers reached the NFC Championship game (2011) and the Super Bowl (2012), while earning 18 combined Pro Bowl selections.

"Since Ryan Grigson left to become the general manager of the Colts, we've been looking for the right person to fill his spot, and we are excited about what Tom can bring to the team," said Roseman. "He's not only a talented evaluator but also a good man and the type of person you want as a part of your team."


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Last edited 02/13/2013 11:46 AM by Minstrel

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Posted: 02/13/2013 1:40 PM

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I could be wrong, but this seems more like a lateral move to me. Why didn't Jed just give him a raise?
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Posted: 02/13/2013 1:50 PM

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I think this may have bee more of him going back home than anything. His dad was with the eagles for quite a while.
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Posted: 02/13/2013 3:27 PM

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It is hard to parse titles like "Director of Player Personnel" and "Vice President of Player Personnel" (is Vice President better than Director?) and it seems like he's now second in command in Philadelphia versus second in command in San Francisco (at least, that's the impression I had of his place in things here). However, there may be additional context, for example perhaps there's a plan in place that Gamble will replace Roseman in a few years or something, whereas there was no possibility for advancement with the 49ers in the foreseeable future.
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