It appears John Idzik is starting to shake things up in the front office. The team has let go of assistant director of college scouting, Mark Davis, as well as area scout Joe Bommarito, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The person requested anonymity because the details of any move have not been made public by the team. The New York Post first reported the dismissal of both scouts. The change reflects an unsettling time for holdovers from the Mike Tannenbaum regime, according to one person with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity to speak candidly. As expected with any general manager change, new people will be brought in and familiar faces will be dismissed. It is one of the reasons that assistant general manager Scott Cohen was one of a few candidates the holdover staff was pulling for during the team's search for a new general manager in January, the person said. In that scenario, less change was expected. The timing for a move makes sense, though, as it was unlikely for Idzik to get rid of staff members upon his arrival. At that point, Draft preparation was well underway and the team had spent an entire collegiate season ranking and grading prospects. In many cases around the league, scouting contracts begin May 1 and end April 30, although it is unclear whether or not this was the deal in place with Davis or Bommarito. Now, Idzik will start to put his own mark on the department. Davis, who scouted the southeast for the Jets, was most recently involved with Geno Smith and spoke to reporters about the process a day after Smith was selected with the Jets' No. 39 overall pick. Bommarito was a west coast scout for the team.
Jets begin to shake up scouting department, letting go of two staffers
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