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.

46 responses to “Report: Mike Mayock a candidate to replace Scot McCloughan

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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…….

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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?

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

  10. 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!!!!

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

  12. 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.
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    Their stance on alcohol? you do know beer is one of their biggest sponsors right?

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. perryhallpc says:
    What Chris Berman was unavailable?
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    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.

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

  19. thisoneguy1 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 3:57 PM
    perryhallpc says:
    What Chris Berman was unavailable?
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    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!

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