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Ten candidates emerge for Seahawks G.M. gig

The Seahawks have hired a search firm to assist in the process of identifying candidates to succeed Tim Ruskell as General Manager of the team.

And since the search firm is likely getting paid by the hour, they’ve identified a bunch of them.

As best we can piece together, there are at least 10 candidates for the job:  Cardinals director of player personnel Steve Keim, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Eagles G.M. Tom Heckert, Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, Packers director of football operations John Schneider, Patriots senior football adviser Floyd Reese, Patriots pro personnel director Jason Licht, and 49ers director of player personnel Trent Baalke.

We’re also told that the Seahawks plan to have the G.M. report to someone else, such as CEO Tod Leiweke, and not report directly to owner Paul Allen.

So stay tuned.  It might take a while to sift through these candidates.

After all, the people who own the search firm need to buy Christmas presents, too.

UPDATE:  We left out two of the candidates.  Interim G.M. Ruston Webster will be interviewed, along with Chargers consultant Randy Mueller, who previously served in the role of G.M. with the Seahawks.  There’s some internal resistance to Mueller, we’re told, given that he already has held the job.

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20 Responses to “Ten candidates emerge for Seahawks G.M. gig”
  1. PFFFFT says: Dec 22, 2009 9:34 AM

    Wow, no love for Jim Mora, Sr. I mean it would help with the communication between the front office and head coach for the next two weeks …

  2. wydok says: Dec 22, 2009 9:46 AM

    I know Heckert doesn’t do all that much for the Eagles, but I really don’t want to see him go in the middle of the season…

  3. mad555 says: Dec 22, 2009 10:04 AM

    The only one worth a damn is Eagles “G.M.” Tom Heckert. Tom is the guy who finds Andy the players to chose from and Andy makes the picks. Most of the Eagles key players are homegrown picks. I have a hunch that Tom will be the guy.

  4. FumbleNuts says: Dec 22, 2009 10:15 AM

    “We’re also told that the Seahawks plan to have the G.M. report to someone else.”
    Too many cooks in the kitchen.

  5. howiseeit says: Dec 22, 2009 10:16 AM

    Why don’t I see Jerry Jones on the list?!?

  6. Florio-is-a-tool says: Dec 22, 2009 10:16 AM

    Interesting that with all the criticisms of how the Patriots are overrated they have two candidates in the running. Could it be that fans of other teams just don’t know shit and are blind or could it be the Patriots are still the premier organization in the league?

  7. Pack83 says: Dec 22, 2009 10:28 AM

    Do you think they’d want to talk to Ted Thompson about it?? Seriously…

  8. howiseeit says: Dec 22, 2009 10:41 AM

    Nope – Patriots are not the premier team. Sorry. They have a losing road record and scare absolutely no one in the playoffs.

  9. ninjapleazee says: Dec 22, 2009 10:43 AM

    please take Jerry Angelo away from us

  10. raiderrob21 says: Dec 22, 2009 10:45 AM

    Al Davis doesn’t need a GM?

  11. texasPHINSfan says: Dec 22, 2009 11:15 AM

    “PFFFFT says:
    December 22, 2009 9:34 AM
    Wow, no love for Jim Mora, Sr. I mean it would help with the communication between the front office and head coach for the next two weeks …”
    Why would they? Mora Jr. sucks and that would imply they’d keep him.
    Also surprised to see Mueller’s name in the mix. This guy has laid an egg everywhere he’s ever worked. How does his name keep surfacing for vacancies? It blows my mind.

  12. SteelCurtnDee says: Dec 22, 2009 11:52 AM

    @Florio-is-a-tool
    It’s not really that hard to be an “elite” team when you have the other teams’ signals.

  13. tre_fizzle says: Dec 22, 2009 12:47 PM

    Jimmy Raye? He’s also the OC in SF. Wow, that guy works hard.

  14. organizedchaos says: Dec 22, 2009 2:16 PM

    mad555, you obviously don’t know much if you don’t know about Eric DeCosta. Ravens better not let him go.

  15. VASeahawk says: Dec 22, 2009 2:32 PM

    Mueller traded Rick Mirer to Chicago for a #1 that became Walter Jones, drafted Shawn Springs, Pete Kendall, Ituli Mili, Joey Galloway, Philip Daniels, Anthony Simmons, Ahman Green, DeShone Myles,
    Not too bad for 4 drafts with the Seahawks, Grabbed quite a few good players for New Orleans too.

  16. This is not news says: Dec 22, 2009 3:28 PM

    Mueller? If the search firm came up with Mueller they should be fired. That guy is a cancer. If you are going to pass on a high character guy like Holmgren, you cannot find someone who is more anti-Holmgren than Randy Mueller.

  17. PFFFFT says: Dec 22, 2009 4:40 PM

    Sarcasm, texasPHINSfan. Sarcasm.

  18. kevin says: Dec 22, 2009 5:55 PM

    trefizzle, they are talking about his son. Jimmy Raye III, who is apparently somewhat competent, unlike his dad

  19. Kuya 206 says: Dec 22, 2009 6:13 PM

    Eric DeCosta should be the pick. This guy has a lot of power and influence in the league and ran the Raven organization pretty well.
    I like his idea of not necessarily specializing in offense or defense, but concentrating on getting talent on both sides.
    The list consists of people who come from a 34 defensive schemed team… are the Seahawks interested in changing the defense? That causes speculation to getting rid of Mora and company.

  20. FootballFanatic06 says: Dec 22, 2009 7:04 PM

    My Vote goes to Keim. Think about it, a guy thats drafted the likes of Fitz, Boldin, Adrian Wilson, Karlos Dansby, brought in Warner. Not to mention, he resides in our division so that’d be nice. What I don’t get is how come theres no Collegiate Scouting Directors on here, I mean C’Mon, a guy who’s only job it is is to seek out the best prospects in the nation. Having said that here’d be my Top 3.
    1. Keim
    2. Schneider
    3. Heckert

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