GUESS: If we hire an experienced GM with credentials, they can bring in a coach of some stature with whom they have ties, whereas, SH likely cannot attract such talent, especially after the Hitch firing and subsequent resurrection.
We may have to make due with the Gordons fish sticks captain until this entire mess stops resembling the Costa Concordia.
After watching a four-goal collapse in the 3rd period, I went digging through my computer for a few .pdfs that I've had for a while. Sure enough, I found an old strength/conditioning manual from an NFL team and then found a link online.
This is from the Houston Texans. What makes it important is that NFL teams have both optional and mandatory offseason conditioning programs, plus minicamps. The amount of time that players are completely on their own without something on the horizon is minimal. And yet this is a 68-page guide that specifically handles just that down time.