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Report: Mike Mayock a candidate to replace Scot McCloughan

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John Lynch made the jump from the broadcast booth to a General Manager job this offseason and there’s word that another media member is under consideration for a similar jump.

Adam Schefter and Field Yates of ESPN report that NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock is a candidate to be the next General Manager in Washington. The Redskins fired Scot McCloughan on Thursday amid reports of dysfunction inside the front office and a recurrence of McCloughan’s alcohol problem.

The latter issue is reportedly part of the team’s claim that they fired McCloughan for cause, something that may be the subject of legal wrangling. That would take some time to play out and won’t change the need for a new personnel chief in Washington.

Mayock has had his name come up in relation to such openings in the past. He was linked to an opening with the Raiders about a decade ago and said in 2010 that he’s spoken to several teams about openings, but none have come up at the right time. If the time is right to make a career change now, Mayock could go from analyzing other people’s drafts to being analyzed by his replacement on the league’s coverage of the event.

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46 Responses to “Report: Mike Mayock a candidate to replace Scot McCloughan”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2017 2:43 PM

    Oh Jesus, I think I need a drink.

  2. nathanp2013 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:45 PM

    I can’t imagine that he would want to walk into that dumpster fire.

  3. kerrchris65 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:47 PM

    lots of questions. Beside dick vermeil, is there another football exec to ever go from TV to franchise to success? Will the redskins make him scalp that rediculous goatee thing on his face.

  4. vincespowersweep says: Mar 10, 2017 2:47 PM

    Why would Mayock want to go from his TV job to that dumpster fire?

  5. beneagles says: Mar 10, 2017 2:49 PM

    Undercover Eagles fan! Get in there and do some damage Mike;)

  6. joefromtomsriver says: Mar 10, 2017 2:50 PM

    What? Mel Kiper isn’t good enough for consideration?

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2017 2:51 PM

    At the end of the day, Mike decided to sleep on it.

  8. intrafinesse says: Mar 10, 2017 2:52 PM

    I like Mayock.
    Just get a nice long guaranteed contract, so when you get fired you still collect millions.

  9. perryhallpc says: Mar 10, 2017 2:54 PM

    What Chris Berman was unavailable?

  10. chawk12thman says: Mar 10, 2017 2:54 PM

    Never really right about draft prospects when he analyses , so maybe a perfect fit.

  11. schmitty2 says: Mar 10, 2017 2:58 PM

    If this happens Redskins fans better be prepared to hear the words “perspective” and “standpoint” in every sentence he speaks.

  12. fiddlinred says: Mar 10, 2017 3:01 PM

    He would bring a lot of credibility. The guy has contacts in the entire industry. I do belief that Doug Williams will get the role, in part because of personal relationship with Snyder, which of course is part of the bigger problem.
    And those of you saying he is a talking head, don’t forget he played.

  13. kabasaman says: Mar 10, 2017 3:02 PM

    The guy obviously knows football. Money talks and BS.. walks. My guess if Snyder wants him bad enough, he’ll pay the price$.

  14. John X says: Mar 10, 2017 3:03 PM

    The Redskins orginization shoud be apploded for there stance against alcohoul, Mike would be wise to become the GM.

  15. grimnancy says: Mar 10, 2017 3:03 PM

    Tremendous upside. He’s more of a tweener than a classic 3 technique GM.

  16. vikings2102 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:05 PM

    Horrible football mind…..can’t announce televised football games (did it for the Vikings and he “couldn’t understand” how there were holding calls in the game when both teams were tackling people to the ground)…..and he’s overall just annoying.

    Good luck Redskins. Looks like them and the Browns could be “fighting” for the 1st pick in the draft for years…….

  17. suncawy says: Mar 10, 2017 3:05 PM

    Why don’t they just hire Charlie Casserly again ? He doesn’t do anything for me on the NFL network. Actually, go hire Bill Polian, who thinks he had a 1st round grade on Tom Brady.

  18. ghostofgilchrist says: Mar 10, 2017 3:05 PM

    Mike would be serviceable, but he’s a little tight in the hips.

  19. jr4real says: Mar 10, 2017 3:07 PM

    hahahahahaha!!! is this april 1?

    can’t be serious.

    who is running that team?

  20. ChampKind813 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:07 PM

    Nice! Heck,why stop there? Bring Warner in as QB , Faulk as RB and Irvin as WR and Mariucci as coach and of course Eisen could be Mayocks asst/right hand man . Gotta keep the family together right? Plus there’s Steve Smith now, Willie McGinest,Deion,Heath Evans too. Here are your 2017 NFL Network/ Washington Redskins folks!

  21. joeredskin43 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:07 PM

    Does it really matter ?

  22. questionableopinion says: Mar 10, 2017 3:11 PM

    But, if he does that, who will tell me that Jimmy Clausen should be a first round pick?

  23. thirdistheworrd says: Mar 10, 2017 3:13 PM

    Whether he poops the bed or wins a Super Bowl, Dan Snyder will give him the boot within two years, so why not give it a shot?

  24. cribbage12 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:13 PM

    Wind bag. Has JaMarcus ranked #2, then said he didn’t.

  25. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:13 PM

    If the Redskins are considering Mayock, a fake expert, why is Matt Waldman not getting a chance?

  26. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:14 PM

    checks all the boxes.

  27. 513guy says: Mar 10, 2017 3:14 PM

    Does that mean Rich Eisen will be his Dir. of Player Personnel?

  28. billfchew says: Mar 10, 2017 3:15 PM

    Both Mayock and Gruden would be crazy leaving their cushy TV jobs for working for a goofy owner.

  29. elvoid says: Mar 10, 2017 3:16 PM

    Hmmmmm.

    If this were a trade for McCloughan, they’d be getting a bunch of draft picks, too.

    There you go, Niner and Browns fans… The Redskins have come to your rescue and are making you look pretty good by comparison.

    God, why did the Colts ever have to leave Baltimore? The ‘Skins would have been a blip on my radar. Instead, I’m stuck with this… this…. ARRRRGGH!!!!

  30. THX 138 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:16 PM

    I heard that Matt Millen is going to get the job.

  31. nathanp2013 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:17 PM

    kerrchris65 says:
    ————————
    FYI – Dick Vermeil was a SB winning football coach who turned into an announcer who went back into coaching.

  32. jag1959 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:18 PM

    Who knew the name Mayock is derived from the old Norse word for masochist?

  33. a1b24312 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:19 PM

    The John Lynch Syndrome seems at play here.

  34. silverhornet says: Mar 10, 2017 3:20 PM

    beginning to think McCloughan wasn’t the only one with a substance abuse problem.

  35. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 10, 2017 3:20 PM

    John X says:
    Mar 10, 2017 3:03 PM

    The Redskins orginization shoud be apploded for there stance against alcohoul, Mike would be wise to become the GM.
    __________________________________
    Their stance on alcohol? you do know beer is one of their biggest sponsors right?

  36. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2017 3:24 PM

    McCloughan’s alcohol problem stemmed from a draft day drinking game where everyone had to take a shot each time Mayock said “At the end of the day”.

  37. ehsguy72 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:25 PM

    lol… this guy misses on so many of his “mock drafts” only fitting that the Redskins would hire him lol

  38. fatguystrangler says: Mar 10, 2017 3:37 PM

    Todd McShay

  39. southpaw79 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:38 PM

    As a GM candidate, Mayock is quick rather than fast, deceptive athleticism, and is a high motor – high character guy. He would not light up the combine, but he should do well in the meeting room. Washington needs a face of the franchise though, and I don’t know if you will get that from this kid.

  40. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:43 PM

    billfchew says:
    Both Mayock and Gruden would be crazy leaving their cushy TV jobs for working for a goofy owner.
    —-
    They’d be crazy to leave their cushy TV jobs to work for ANY owner. The pay is better, and the work is much easier, less time consuming, and doesn’t induce as many ulcers.

  41. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:48 PM

    nathanp2013 says:
    FYI – Dick Vermeil was a SB winning football coach who turned into an announcer who went back into coaching.

    Actually, Dick Vermeil was a good coach, but a Super Bowl LOSING one who left for the broadcast booth, then came back into coaching and won a Super Bowl. His only Super Bowl appearance before going into TV was in 1981, when his Eagles lost to the Raiders.

  42. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:57 PM

    perryhallpc says:
    What Chris Berman was unavailable?
    —-
    Actually, Chris Berman WAS available. But announcers are sort of like running backs: Once they turn 100, they tend to hit a wall and lose it quickly. Mike Mayock is younger and therefore a better value.

  43. pftwd3 says: Mar 10, 2017 3:58 PM

    Why pay him to be your GM when he publishes his Mock Drafts and Player Rankings for free?

  44. Moudabo says: Mar 10, 2017 4:00 PM

    Don’t do it Mike – no one covers the draft like you.
    Your talents will be wasted in Washington.

  45. cribbage12 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:10 PM

    thisoneguy1 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 3:57 PM
    perryhallpc says:
    What Chris Berman was unavailable?
    —-
    Actually, Chris Berman WAS available. But announcers are sort of like running backs: Once they turn 100, they tend to hit a wall and lose it quickly. Mike Mayock is younger and therefore a better value.

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    Thanks for the belly laugh Oneguy!

  46. coltssteve says: Mar 16, 2017 12:54 PM

    why not just hire mel kiper? Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, if draft analysis befits being a GM, then hire me.

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