Packers’ John Dorsey declines offer to interview for Colts G.M.

As they search for someone to oversee the front office in the wake of the firings of Bill and Chris Polian, the Indianapolis Colts asked Green Bay Packers director of college scouting John Dorsey to interview.

And, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, Dorsey turned down a chance to interview for the General Manager position in Indianapolis.

There’s no word on what Dorsey’s reasons were. With Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie a hot candidate for general manager positions around the league, Dorsey may want to see how things shake out in Green Bay before looking to go elsewhere. Dorsey has been with the Packers almost non-stop since they drafted him as a linebacker out of Connecticut in 1984, so he may prefer to stay in Green Bay.

And so the team with the first overall pick in the draft and a tough decision to make on Peyton Manning will continue to search for candidates to make those decisions.

28 responses to “Packers’ John Dorsey declines offer to interview for Colts G.M.

  1. This is a once in a lifetime chance for their new GM. Every team NEEDS a franchise QB to consistantly contend in the NFL. The Colts have a unique opportunity to have 2! Manning for the short term, and Luck for the long term.

    I would have to think this job is an attractive opportunity for some highly qualified candidates… Hopefully someone good steps up to the plate.

    Job # 1: “Relieve” Caldwell of his duties

  2. Interesting he didn’t even hear them out. Guy must really be happy in Green Bay and figures the situation and future of GB is better than Indy.

  3. umm luck didn’t sound like he wanted to b a colt, his daddy and archy r running the colts right now…. good luck indy, cuz whoever comes in is gonna have to make some tough decision’s right away.

  4. Last year’s SuperBowl victory achieved with so many injured players and the 15-1 result so far this year constitute solid evidence that things are going well in Green Bay. For me, the most recent Detroit victory with so many resting first-stringers is another extremely persuasive testimony about how well things are going in Green Bay. The Pack is deep in talent.

    Feels really good to be a Green Bay fan. Feels even better because this has all been achieved with an organization-wide humility which is so very, very attractive. I guess the fans/shareholders aren’t humble, but everyone on the payroll sure is.

    I earnestly hope all this success doesn’t result in a bare management suite at Lambeau. Every several hours I read about another person being asked out for an interview. I guess all this success is a poorly-kept secret.

    Wow.

  5. haha Matt Millen!

    I dont think Caldwell will be leaving. My question is, Would Tony Dungy take a GM position??

    We all know hes not gonna coach again

  6. Like McKenzie, Dorsey could be a very good GM. The two of them have been excellent talent evaluaters. In fact, I recall in the 1995 draft the Packers took running back Travis Jervey in the 5th round. John Dorsey wanted to take a running back named Terrell Davis but he was overruled by Ron Wolf. How’d that work out?
    My guess is that John Dorsey might be waiting to see if he’s likely to get promoted if McKenzie leaves. In addition, he’s made it very clear in the past the he and his family love living in Green Bay, hence why he returned from Seattle when he left Green Bay as part of the big Mike Holmgren pillaging of the staff.

  7. See, there is some loyalty in today’s NFL. I hope Thompson rewards his commitment to the Packers by promoting him before too long.

  8. Why does that picture look like he took his high school yearbook picture about 10 years too late?

  9. badtimeoutcaldwell says:
    Jan 4, 2012 9:05 PM
    This is a once in a lifetime chance for their new GM. Every team NEEDS a franchise QB to consistantly contend in the NFL. The Colts have a unique opportunity to have 2! Manning for the short term, and Luck for the long term.

    I would have to think this job is an attractive opportunity for some highly qualified candidates… Hopefully someone good steps up to the plate.

    Job # 1: “Relieve” Caldwell of his duties

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    Yeah, except they’ve got the worst cap situation in the league.

  10. packersfanfordecades, just how does one keep a SB victory followed by a 15-1 season a secret? Of course GB’s people will be in the limelight!

  11. “Interesting he didn’t even hear them out. Guy must really be happy in Green Bay and figures the situation and future of GB is better than Indy.”

    It’s a foolish career move to not even interview. The interview process is very educational and enlightening experience for those who are ambitious to achieve the GM opportunity. A refusal to interview implies that he is not prepared for the opportunity. Even his Packer bosses should understand that interviews are an educational process, and don’t necessarily imply a candidate’s intention to jump ship.

  12. Finally somebody in green bay is staying in green bay. Seems like with all the recent success everybody that made the success possible is leaving or thinking about leaving.

  13. Dorsey may be wanting to ride things out in to angle to become Ted Thompson’s successor. So far, Dorsey has been involved in college scouting but if McKenzie moves on, he may be in line for that job, which would get him experience in Pro scouting. That would make him better prepared for GM duties, in GB or elsewhere.

    And let’s face it, right now the Colts job is a hornet’s nest with the uncertain status of Peyton Manning, as thehatefulnerd pointed out above. Will the new GM have the authority to decide about Manning? Will he be able to keep Manning at that mega-salary and still draft Luck for the future? Is that neck going to heal? You’re sure getting thrown right into the deep end of the GM pool on a decision that may take years to play out fully. And you may not get those years if it starts out rocky.. like Dorsey saw first hand in GB in a much more clear cut break from legendary QB to young QB. By that I mean the Packers’ braintrust had seen the two side by side for 3 years. The new Colts GM has to decide almost sight unseen.

  14. Uwsptke, A bad cap situation will be a distant memory 3 years down the road. Drafting Luck and building a roster around him will be very attractive to a lot of good gm’s and coaches.

  15. Jim Irsay and Bill Polian are friends. Irsay did Polian a favor, not sure why people can’t see it that way. Polian had a hard decision to make on Manning, Irsay put it on himself. Now Polian doesn’t have to be the ONE who let go of Peyton Manning, have some dignity when he gets enshrined in the hall of fame, perhaps have Manning there at his ceremony. This decision will come from the new management and Jim Irsay himself. And I believe he will be let go, after all Irsay said “No one knows when Manning is ever going to play” Irsay HAS to put his family franchise first and its logical.

    On getting a new GM. I don’t see how anyone with any credentials would want to make the decision on letting Manning go, turn around a horribly bad capped team, deal with an owner who tweets absurdly, and knows that he has to totally upgrade the whole coaching staff. Having the number one pick just means thats yet another hard decision to make. There is NO vacation in the off season with this team.

  16. That dude is seriously creepy looking.

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    Instead of being so judgemental on the basis of one small photo, maybe you would like to post your photo along with your comment next time, so we can all gag and write reviews of your physical appearance.

  17. I don’t think refusing the interview dooms him. Mike Holmgren refused a number of interview requests before accepting a job with Green Bay.

  18. smedley61 says:
    Jan 4, 2012 10:05 PM
    Like McKenzie, Dorsey could be a very good GM. The two of them have been excellent talent evaluaters. In fact, I recall in the 1995 draft the Packers took running back Travis Jervey in the 5th round. John Dorsey wanted to take a running back named Terrell Davis but he was overruled by Ron Wolf. How’d that work out?

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    To be fair – Jervey ended up having a pet lion in his apartment when he was here in GB. So that’s pert cool.

  19. smedley61 says:Jan 5, 2012 2:46 PM

    I don’t think refusing the interview dooms him. Mike Holmgren refused a number of interview requests before accepting a job with Green Bay.
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    The owner and GM circles are tighter than one thinks, and Dorsey knows exactly what kind of situation the Colts are in right now. I wonder how much of Manning’s salary reflects on the Indy roster over the next year or even 2 or 3 even if he’s PUP’d or retires…that would be a nice piece for PFT to dig into.

    The only GM or credible coach that goes in with a combo GM role will have so much work cut out for them, it’s sick. Not to mention he’ll have to probably be the one that cuts the cord on the best player in the franchise history, as well…I think Manning is cooked. Something unpopular as all get out that Ted Thompson did in Green Bay with Favre and there are still TT haters in WI for that.

    You pick your battles, and Dorsey wants no part of that mess. I think he’s a Packer lifer.

  20. realitypolice says:Jan 5, 2012 12:17 AM

    That dude is seriously creepy looking.
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    THAT DUDE played college ball, pro football, has a dream job yet at 50 plus years of age, has a Super Bowl ring or two from the team he’s worked with for quite a few years and is undoubtedly pulling in LARGE dough per year. Guy has life by the balls.

    Meanwhile…you’re pulling 20k a year and selling everything short of your own hair and body fluids to keep the heat on in your run down apartment.

    He gives a flyin’ f**k what you think…..I can almost guarantee it.

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