Eliot Wolf interviewing for Packers G.M. job Thursday

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The Packers have options on hand if they want to replace General Manager Ted Thompson from inside the organization and one of them will formally interview for the position on Thursday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that director of football operations Eliot Wolf will interview for the job. Vice president of football administration Russ Ball and director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst are also candidates to follow Thompson with many feeling that Ball will wind up with the job.

Wolf has spent the last 14 years with the Packers, but had ties to the organization before officially getting hired. Wolf’s father Ron was the General Manager in Green Bay from 1991-2001 and built a team that won the franchise’s first Super Bowl since the Vince Lombardi days.

The younger Wolf has been a popular G.M. candidate around the league in recent years and his departure could be more likely in the future if the Packers opt against bumping him up this year.

38 responses to “Eliot Wolf interviewing for Packers G.M. job Thursday

  1. If I were hiring a personnel guy, I would ask all the prospects to bring me all the scouting reports they’ve written over the years. But that would make it too simple.

  2. Wolf may be just the person for the job, but it must not be because of birthright.

    If it were me, I would look outside the organization. A new and fresh outlook is needed in GB and not some Ted Thompson “disciple” who will mimic his Neanderthal thinking.

  3. This is my first choice. A youngblood instead of some retread. If he demonstrates traits of his father and of Ted……..I’m good.

  4. Oh great. More in-house hiring. More of the same boy’s. These are some dark days for pack nation. Go pack.
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    Yeah, why would anyone hire from within the Packers organization? It’s not like we’ve been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL for 20+ years. Maybe we should mine your team’s front office for talent, given how many SB rings and playoff wins they have.

  5. So they’re just rearranging titles at the green bay country club, eh?
    Good call.

    He may make free agent signings, but its the rounds 3-7 that are crucial in their next three drafts to get this thing corrected and turned around. We’ll see how good he is…

  6. My Vikings wanted him but the Pack kept paying him to stay with them. If he gets the jobs, pack will reclaim the north from us. skol.
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    numba1wiscosportsfan says:
    January 4, 2018 at 9:58 am
    Oh great. More in-house hiring. More of the same boy’s. These are some dark days for pack nation. Go pack.

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  7. Purple: I think he’s good, but if he wasn’t Ron Wolfe’s kid I don’t think he’d be in the running. He’s the fan favorite, because they think he will be his father.
    Everybody is different and this is a different era then when his dad was GM.

    My worry is they will hire the administrator and all the head scouts will bail.

    Time will tell.

  8. Eliot has been writing scouting reports since he was 10 years old .. his pops started him off early. He received several promotions in Green Bay, so they must value his work highly. I think he will lose out of Ball, but wouldn’t be surprised to see him claim the throne a few more years down the road. Ball is no spring chicken at 57, and Wolf has many years ahead of him .. just 35 years old.

  9. Ron Wolf was not that good in the Cap Era. Nice job with the Raiders in the 70s and at the dawn of the Cap Era with GB, but late 90s./early/mid 2000s, left a lot to be desired.

    He looks super smug, too.

  10. Perfect fit. An entitled brat for an entitled welfare organization.
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    Seems living in the shadow of such an entitled organization has made you quite bitter.

  11. The Pack are a mess. The FO is in disarray, the coach will never win an IQ contest, the defense is perpetually questionable, Jordy looks shot, both lines are extremely suspect. The running game shows some promise, but the only box you can truly check on this team is QB. His talent masks a lot of problems.

  12. numba1wiscosportsfan says:

    January 4, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Oh great. More in-house hiring. More of the same boy’s. These are some dark days for pack nation. Go pack.
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    hang in there numba1….the dark days are back for you Pack….good ole’ boys club….

  13. Liberalsruineverything says:
    January 4, 2018 at 10:32 am
    Perfect fit. An entitled brat for an entitled welfare organization.

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    Pot calling the kettle black.

  14. charliecharger says:
    January 4, 2018 at 10:00 am
    If I were hiring a personnel guy, I would ask all the prospects to bring me all the scouting reports they’ve written over the years. But that would make it too simple.

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    He’s 35 and has been writing scouting reports for 20 years, since he was 14. Literally.

    He’s excelled at every position he’s had since college with GB. He’s been promoted on merit and he’s getting this interview on merit. It’s well known that he prefers a more aggressive approach than Ted does. He’s much more Ron than Ted and would do well.

  15. hang in there numba1….the dark days are back for you Pack….good ole’ boys club…
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    Hope you’re able to cheer yourself up there buddy. As long as we don’t go 7 seasons in a row without a playoff win I’ll be happy.

  16. ANYONE but Russ Ball. I don’t trust a man whose extensive NFL experience is with contracts and little to no experience with player personnel and scouting. Need someone with scouting experience. Otherwise, whose to say they aren’t just giving Russ Ball the title of GM, and allowing Ted Thompson to continue making personnel decisions from his senior role? Probably not, but how would we know?

  17. I think GB needs someone to mix it up and take a chance or two while AR is still here. Wolf may or may not be the right choice, but we won’t know until he has the chance.

    TT played things pretty safe. That can be a good thing, but sometimes you have to go out on a limb. Things could of course get worse, but I don’t think any GB fans are afraid of a change to our status quo. The old guard has been mostly purged.

  18. Don’t assume that the other guys in the front office are Thompson clones…
    .I hope it’s Elliott Wolf.

  19. crownofthehelmet says:
    January 4, 2018 at 11:51 am
    Wolf has just the right amount of losing in him to be a great fit for the pack.
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    He was made Director of Pro Personnel the season after the Packers moonwalked the overrated Steelers. He must’ve been doing something right.

  20. Whoever they hire is going to feel pressure to go out and sign a bunch of veteran free agents because everyone has decided that was the main problem with Thompson. The key will be finding the right free agents at the right price. Spending big money on a bunch of big-name free agents rarely works.

  21. crownofthehelmet says:
    January 4, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Wolf has just the right of amount losing in him to be a great fit for the pack.

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    If by “just the right amount,” you mean very little, I agree.

    Most successful franchise in the NFC over the past ten years. Most successful franchise in the entire league overall. And why on Earth are you here today? You’re going to miss the parade.

  22. Stellar says:
    He was made Director of Pro Personnel the season after the Packers moonwalked the overrated Steelers. He must’ve been doing something right.
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    So, he’s promoted and then everything heads south for the pack, including a few historically embarrassing collapses. Like I said, the right amount of losing.

    And Cabbage, what parade?

  23. Frazier28/7 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Most successful franchise in the entire league overall.

    >>

    What about New England?
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    When New England has as many World Championships as the Packers… and they just might… then we can talk about them in the “overall” category.

  24. crownofthehelmet says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Stellar says:
    He was made Director of Pro Personnel the season after the Packers moonwalked the overrated Steelers. He must’ve been doing something right.
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    So, he’s promoted and then everything heads south for the pack, including a few historically embarrassing collapses. Like I said, the right amount of losing.

    And Cabbage, what parade?

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    The big parade on the way to hanging the Division Championship Banner in the McStadium.

  25. upper23 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 10:23 am

    My worry is they will hire the administrator and all the head scouts will bail.
    Time will tell.
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    Not saying I’m for Ball, but I think the head scouts will be fine with it if he gets it. In fact, I think Ball would be much less likely to overrule the head scouts final decisions than a GM with extensive scouting experience. The only exception is if Ball knows a player has hired a particular agent who is almost impossible to deal with.

  26. I’ve been beating Ted T and Mental Mike like a slow muel for five years. Big picture, this team has no talent other than Rogers and must rebuild and that includes axing Ted and Mike. It was time. Too bad Rogers will be toast by the time this is all down but it is what it is.
    The Vikes have a stellar org structure and Spielman has stolen the past four drafts acquiring the right talent for the team. They arent going anywhere soon. Thus the pain is only beginning but it was enevitable. Ted made a mess of it and it will be long in fixing

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