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McCloughan could be heading to Green Bay, eventually

By cutting ties with G.M. Scot McCloughan only five weeks before the draft, the San Francisco 49ers could be thrusting into the hands of another team a guy who has spent nearly a year assessing the latest crop of incoming players.

And if McCloughan officially becomes in the near future a former employee of the team, he will have other options, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Packers, Schefter says, are widely believed to be a potential destination, given McCloughan’s long-time friendship with Green Bay G.M. Ted Thompson and the void created when John Schneider left Wisconsin to become the Seahawks’ General Manager.

Even though McCloughan’s files have been removed from his office, his brain can’t be expunged.  Thus, he’d give another team a fresh perspective, at a minimum helping with the refinement of the draft board.

For that reason, the 49ers might be thinking about squatting on his rights until after the draft.  If they’re going to pay him anyway, why not retain him as an employee through the end of April?

Of course, that won’t keep him from talking to Thompson or anyone else with whom McCloughan chooses to collaborate regarding his views on certain players, hypothetically of course.

This reality, coupled with the offset the Niners would receive based on McCloughan’s earnings elsewhere, make it prudent in our view for San Fran to cut the cord now, and to give him the ability to start earning money from his next employer sooner rather than later.

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29 Responses to “McCloughan could be heading to Green Bay, eventually”
  1. efyouseekay says: Mar 19, 2010 5:55 PM

    raiders need a Gm !!!!

  2. GB3Pack4 says: Mar 19, 2010 6:05 PM

    What position might he be offered in GB?

  3. StickyGreen says: Mar 19, 2010 6:09 PM

    Hicktown USA here he comes

  4. windex666 says: Mar 19, 2010 6:10 PM

    Raiders need more than a GM.

  5. SonOfNOLA says: Mar 19, 2010 6:15 PM

    Who the hell is this McCloughan guy for you to constantly post articles on him? Apparently, he hasn’t done anything if he’s been the 49ers GM the last 3 years. They deserve a new one.

  6. tombradyswig says: Mar 19, 2010 6:17 PM

    Tom Brady wears a wig.

  7. jorge says: Mar 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    Isn’t it like tampering if he gives away company draft knowledge?

  8. chickenragnar says: Mar 19, 2010 6:22 PM

    Would be a good move for the Pack.
    TT needs all the help he can get.

  9. Hacksaw Reynolds says: Mar 19, 2010 6:44 PM

    Dude the attitude you write with makes me believe you have a grudge with the NFL in general. Dont you think they had a good reason to let him go? A major corperation isn’t going to get rid of someone for nothing. Why dont you start writing for something that makes you pleasant. Negative Nancy.

  10. this class sucks says: Mar 19, 2010 7:09 PM

    lol whats he gonna say “I know Alex Smith wasn’t good but I would stake my reputation on Tebow! You can trust me.”

  11. derrtony says: Mar 19, 2010 7:18 PM

    Is “fresh perspective” company draft knowledge? If they kept him on until after the draft why wouldn’t he try to foul up the 49 draft. Foul it more than it usually is. Cut him loose, and let him go where ever. Wasn’t John Schneider scouting director or something like that.

  12. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 19, 2010 7:37 PM

    …another story of a nobody going to a nowhere state to be on a nothing team. Yawn. Any more Favre news??

  13. jeremyb91 says: Mar 19, 2010 7:44 PM

    Again I wonder why Florio is incapable of talking about a true rumor about McCloughan where Al wanted to speak to him about a GM type role but SF declined the offer. Florio can’t admit the coincidence that McCloughan’s dad played for Al Davis. There’s a family connection their.
    If he’s getting divorced and his wife stays in the Bay area then there’s even a better reason for him to stay.

  14. Mean D says: Mar 19, 2010 7:51 PM

    Complete turds like ‘this class sucks’ just can not help themselves from taking shots at Tebow even when the thread has nothing to do with him. I guess this buffoon knows more than the 8-10 NFL team representatives that are interested in Tebow.

  15. vbhall78 says: Mar 19, 2010 8:02 PM

    He’d be useless in Green Bay, we have enough problems we don’t need someone elses.

  16. youngtorice says: Mar 19, 2010 8:53 PM

    Hmm he’s going through a divorce and says he lost sight of his family. To me it sounds as though his personal issues started to interfere with his job.

  17. FlorioIsAlwaysWrong says: Mar 19, 2010 9:41 PM

    Uh oh. I wonder who is leaking these rumors now? Could it be the 49ers are starting to have enough of McCloughan’s propoganda and are going to share what they feel is going on? Will they tell about McCloughans 48 hour disappearence that led to his office being emptied and Singeltary having to fly to pro days? Scotty is about to start having a bad couple of weeks.
    FYI how come I know that McCloughans agent is meeting with John York and Parag to work out a buyout as I type this and Florio doesnt. Especially because I live in NJ. You are slippin on ths gossip sir.

  18. RaidersBlowChunks says: Mar 19, 2010 9:58 PM

    Go pack go!! Maybe he can get Favre back.

  19. AUBlitz says: Mar 19, 2010 10:00 PM

    Go. And take Balmer with you. Big man philosophy sure paid off when you grabbed him and DeSean Jackson was sitting right there.
    Bring back Eddie D. as our GM!!!!

  20. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Mar 19, 2010 10:20 PM

    chickenragnar says: March 19, 2010 6:22 PM
    Would be a good move for the Pack.
    TT needs all the help he can get.
    ——————–
    The Vikings should really snap this guy up. They haven’t had a GM for years. He might at least help them understand how to get the draft card in on time when it’s there pick.

  21. Johnnyb612 says: Mar 19, 2010 10:49 PM

    Yeah pervy,
    the latest on Favre is that his ball sack is a little on the dry side and he’s been trying to find you (he wants another blowjob).

  22. Stone says: Mar 20, 2010 12:16 AM

    These are the kinds of posts that make me wonder about how you will, or are already utilizing your audience in order to further bolster or acquire new inside sources of information in the NFL. (i.e. Green Bay Packers info to you could be more forthcoming next year if McCloughan indeed signs there) I like it.

  23. Bill Fagger says: Mar 20, 2010 3:49 AM

    The Packers are a disgrace to the NFL.
    What moral group of athletes would include an alcoholic that specializes in motorcycles?
    I’m no Viqueens fan, but at least they have a little decency.
    Their fans are hypocrites, they say guys like Romo and Favre choke in the big game, then deny the fact that Rodgers, their new idol, choked as well in said big game.

  24. Annuvin says: Mar 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    …another story of a nobody going to a nowhere state to be on a nothing team.
    ************
    You might want to reread that, Percy. It didn’t say he was going to Minnesota (or should I jump the gun and say L.A.? It is only a matter of time, after all…).

  25. badfish69 says: Mar 20, 2010 9:48 AM

    Typical Vikings fans bullshit calling Green Bay hickville. At least we don’t send perverts to your city like that retard that was visiting here from Minneapolis and raped a 13 year old girl.
    Losers.

  26. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 20, 2010 10:16 AM

    Johnnyb612 – If you you want to dance with the big boys you best bring more than that short bus.

  27. whatev says: Mar 20, 2010 1:37 PM

    If the 49ers don’t like his philosophies, why would they care if he went to help another team draft – they would encourage it. And considering that his brother is still the director of college scouting I don’t think he wants to sabotage the organization.
    The whole thing is just very strange, but I’m sure makes sense if all the pieces were known. If he was leaving for personal issues, they would just announce it in a face-saving way. If there’s a legal, yet personal misconduct, they are actually by protecting him by not giving any details?
    Yes, maybe some family issues as he alluded but there’s like all of June and July to deal with those. And it doesn’t sound like he wanted to leave. Lots of people in the nfl have messed up personal lives and their teams don’t make them step down because of it. There’s some wild card here.
    Oh well. Personal life is personal life for a reason.

  28. whatev says: Mar 20, 2010 1:52 PM

    If the 49ers don’t like his philosophies, why would they care if he went to help another team draft – they would encourage it. And considering that his brother is still the director of college scouting I don’t think he wants to sabotage the organization.
    The whole thing is just very strange, but I’m sure makes sense if all the pieces were known. If he was leaving for personal issues, they would just announce it in a face-saving way. If there’s a legal, yet personal misconduct, they are actually by protecting him by not giving any details?
    Yes, maybe some family issues as he alluded but there’s like all of June and July to deal with those. And it doesn’t sound like he wanted to leave. Lots of people in the nfl have messed up personal lives and their teams don’t make them step down because of it. There’s some wild card here.
    Oh well. Personal life is personal life for a reason.

  29. chickenragnar says: Mar 20, 2010 5:44 PM

    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    March 19, 2010 10:20 PM
    chickenragnar says: March 19, 2010 6:22 PM
    Would be a good move for the Pack.
    TT needs all the help he can get.
    ——————–
    The Vikings should really snap this guy up. They haven’t had a GM for years. He might at least help them understand how to get the draft card in on time when it’s there pick.
    ——————————-
    Typical. Bring up something that happened years ago.
    Next thing you’ll be dusting of SB trphies…….oh wait.

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