Seahawks personnel executive Scot McCloughan knows the 49ers roster well. After all, he drafted many of the players when he was 49ers general manager.
He’s confident that his new team is better.
“They come to our place Christmas Eve, and we’re going to beat the hell out of ‘em,” McCloughan said of the 49ers to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports.
We haven’t heard a lot from McCloughan since 2010, when he and the 49ers abruptly “parted ways.” McCloughan said he realized football “consumed him” too much while he was San Francisco’s president of football operations from 2005-08 before becoming the G.M. for two years.
San Francisco’s success this year has helped to burnish McCloughan’s solid reputation as a talent evaluator. Silver writes via league sources that McCloughan is expected to be a candidate for the vacant Raiders G.M. job and could be in play for potential openings in St. Louis or San Diego.
McCloughan is helping the Seahawks out in the background, but he clearly wants to get back into the big time.
“If an opportunity ever presents itself, I feel very good about what I can do. I know I can build a team that wins games,” McCloughan said.