Seahawks say no to Packers’ request to interview Schneider

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The Packers want to possibly bring John Schneider home. The Seahawks aren’t willing to let that happen. For now.

Per multiple reports, the Seahawks have declined permission to the Packers to interview the Seattle G.M. for the Green Bay G.M. position.

The Seahawks, based on the league’s anti-tampering policy, can prevent the interview because Schneider most likely constitutes a “high-level employee” within the language of the rules. (The policy contains a provision for disputes regarding whether an employee is truly a “high-level employee”; a G.M. can be a “high-level employee” without having final say over the composition of the 53-man roster.) But the Seahawks likely also can agree to allow the Packers and Schneider to negotiate a contract, if the Seahawks and Packers reach an advance agreement regarding the compensation he would receive, if he signs a deal with Green Bay.

Schneider’s previous contract with the Seahawks reportedly contained a clause allowing him to leave for the Packers. Schneider, a Packers shareholder, has said that the new contract he signed in 2016 contains no such clause.

It’s not known whether Schneider would be interested in joining the Packers. It’s only known that the Packers were sufficiently interested in him to request permission. In some cases, the denial from the employee’s current team happens because the employee isn’t interested, but the employee doesn’t want to say, “I’m not interested.”

Seahawks and Packers fans will be very interested in the outcome of this one. Schneider is regarded as one of the best personnel executives in football, building the 2013-14 NFC champions via the drafting of multiple key players in later rounds, including quarterback Russell Wilson (round three in 2012), cornerback Richard Sherman (round five in 2011), and safety Kam Chancellor (round six in 2010).

37 responses to “Seahawks say no to Packers’ request to interview Schneider

  1. Is this just cover for the fact that no one wants to come to Green Bay? Unless they’re desperate?

  2. The Packers have to make this happen. If they don’t get Schneider and promote Ball, Wolf and Gutekunst will feel spurned and leave town. Ball has very little personnel experience. Highsmith already bolted. If they don’t get Schneider and the above happens the Packers front office is in big trouble. Get it done Murphy!

  3. The Train Wreck in GB has been exposed. Thank you, Executive Committee, Mark Murphy, Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy!

    Next up to go: Aaron Rodgers. As a GB shareholder, I hope he demands a trade and gets the Hell out of there while he still has some prime years remaining. I would like to see him get another ring or two. Green Bay? Not so much.

  4. I think one thing Packers and Seahawks fans can agree on is this is no fun watching other teams in the playoffs. I’ve never seen a more boring Playoff field in my life. You have backups playing QB for Minny and Philly for crying out loud. Here’s to A-Rod and the Legion of Boom back in the playoffs next year. #respect

  5. Yeah… how is it possible the GM from another NFL team is a shareholder? Shouldn’t that Barr him from being one? That seems like it would Break the rules…

  6. Being a “shareholder” in the Packers is meaningless. It’s a non-tradable piece of paper that says you are a shareholder. It’s about as valuable as Monopoly money. It’s ridiculous to even mention it. Anyone can buy a share of the Packers. It’s more like a collectible than anything meaningful.

  7. If Schneider wants to go, no doubt the Seahawks won’t prevent it, HOWEVER, it will cost the Packers a couple of prime draft picks.

  8. golforepar says:
    January 7, 2018 at 11:47 am
    C’mon back home to Titletown John

    /////////////////

    Don’t think they need a GM in New England

  9. Schneider is really a draft/personnel guru. Look at the five all-pro linemen he has stacked his offensive line with the last few years, and, the awesome running game. Come to think of it, the only offensive player he has hit on in the last five or six years is Wilson. GB has a good qb, so, I guess he would suck up there.

  10. As an NFC North fan I’m hoping the Packers can get this figure out quickly. Its no fun when the Packers aren’t competitive. Get a decent GM, use the draft AND free agency to influx the team with talent. I’m hoping all 4 teams in the division compete next year for the division. Its more fun for all. I do love when the Packers lose, but not like this year. I hope Rogers comes back because games against GB with him at QB are always fun to watch.

  11. Seahawks0621 says:

    If Schneider wants to go, no doubt the Seahawks won’t prevent it, HOWEVER, it will cost the Packers a couple of prime draft picks.

    Dream on. Nobody will give up a couple of prime picks for Schneider.

  12. IF schneider were hired, it would be McCarthy absolutely stays. If Russ Ball gets the job, it is much more likely that MM is out, they dont get along. I hope Ball gets the job.

  13. whenwilliteverend says:
    January 7, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Being a “shareholder” in the Packers is meaningless. It’s a non-tradable piece of paper that says you are a shareholder. It’s about as valuable as Monopoly money. It’s ridiculous to even mention it. Anyone can buy a share of the Packers. It’s more like a collectible than anything meaningful.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    There are two types of “shares” in the Green Bay Packers. One is a souvenir, much like your pennants or jerseys or whatever else memorabilia you may have. The other is an actual ownership stake that can be traded like any other stock. It’s always fun watching you “experts” chime in.

  14. Here are the basics on packer stock. Once you buy it, you never get it back. Sorry suckers…..

    • You don’t get money. What the Packers are offering is Common Stock, which isn’t stock as most people understand it. It can’t go down, it can’t go up, you can’t sell it, and you can’t cash in. On the front page of their Offering Document, the Packers make this distinction quite clear:

    COMMON STOCK DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN INVESTMENT IN “STOCK” IN THE COMMON SENSE OF THE TERM. PURCHASERS SHOULD NOT PURCHASE COMMON STOCK WITH THE PURPOSE OF MAKING A PROFIT.
    Even if the team should ever be sold, shareholders will not receive a slice of the purchasing price, or even get their initial investments back. Any profits from the sale of the team will go to the Packers’ charitable foundation in Green Bay.
    ———
    The only good thing is at least it goes to charity if they are honest.

  15. Everyone in GB is a @Shareholder” it’s a useless piece of paper that the tax payers get that makes them believe they have ownership in the team and can make decisions.

    This is how ignorant people are in GB. The county charges them higher taxes to help pay for renovations, and other things and says, here is the paper that states you have ownership in the team. If so, how come they dont have any say on who gets hired as GM, or what free agents get signed, or what player gets drafted? It’s because they don’t own Jack crap, other than a piece of paper that is worth about as much as the ink used to print it.

  16. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    January 7, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    The other is an actual ownership stake that can be traded like any other stock.
    —————
    Nope. Once you buy a share of common stock from the packers you can’t trade it. Try calling your stockbroker.
    A packer fan doesn’t even know what a share really is.
    Priceless..

  17. Considering Schneider’s recent draft picks and free agency, I am not sure he would be a good fit for Green Bay (or anywhere else for that matter).
    The Seahawks are living off their 2011-2012 draft, have not done much since.

  18. That’s the souvenir stock. It has no value other than as a souvenir. The stock Schneider and some others own can be traded although it rarely changes hands. Those stockholders can vote on the board of directors. Eh, why bother… you guys think Vikings had horns on their helmets.

  19. Stocks information for the Green Bay Packers Inc.

    There have been 3 significant stock offerings in the history of the Green Bay Packers.
    In 1923 the Packers incorporated themselves.
    They had to.
    Though they would soon become competitive in the newly found league, they didn’t have the financial resources as the Chicagos, New Yorks and Boston.

    In ‘35, though they proved to the world they could compete on the field, without big city finance they just couldn’t keep up off it.
    So once again they had to replenish the coffers.

    And finally, in1950, in order to stave off bankruptcy they had another major invaluable stock sale.

    In the years since, Green Bay has become one of the most successful franchises, and the Little Engine that Could is now one of the biggest earners in the NFL’s Revenue Sharing system.
    The sales since are basically nice souvenirs.
    Coupled with limited voting rights and a few other nice amenities provided by the Packers.
    Everybody understands this.
    It doesn’t have to be explained further.
    With well over 250,000 sold there are stockholders from all 50 states, which include many NFL employees and celebrities.

    I happen to own 3 shares of $25, 1950 stock, I was fortunate enough to inherit over the years.
    I believe there were less than 5,000 sold.
    One is framed in cherry wood and hanging in my office, while the other 2 are in a safe deposit box at my bank.
    Though some on here refer to them as useless, I consider them priceless.
    Without them, my favorite team would have suffered the same fate of so many other small town teams.
    And every time I look up at that useless piece of paper, I smile.

  20. wafflestomp says:
    January 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    And every time I look up at that useless piece of paper, I smile.
    —————-
    That’s fine. But it’s not stock. Call your broker and try to sell it.
    Warning. Your broker might charge you a fee for wasting his time.

    If you all are happy to fund the packers, that’s fine. That’s all it is.
    But it’s not ownership. It’s worthless. No dividends are paid. The SEC doesn’t regulate it. You can’t sell it on the NYSE or the NASDAQ. The value never changes and you can’t get your money back.

  21. If the Seahawks were smart (spoiler: they’re not) they would snag a couple draft picks and let him go to GB. The real architect of that team also built a great 9ers team, Scot McLoughan. Every season since he left has shown that more and more. Listen to Pats fans though, they know all about sneaky Pete and his lack of discipline. That “dynasty” is officially over. Dynasty, LMAO.

  22. Schneider hasn’t done JACK since he arrived in 2011-2012. Yes, he got really lucky with 5th and 6th round picks working themselves into perennial pro bowlers. But any GM that doesn’t have the foresight to equip their team with an even average OL or Offensive Coordinator needs to go! Seattle’s UGLY OL is far and away the worst in pro football. It’s not a pro line, and many collegiate OL’s make Seattle’s OL look high schoolish. Schneider wasted 2 first round draft picks on loser OL’men. Ifredi has more penalties than any OL’man in the game. That’s on Schneider, and another of his bad picks. Schneider is living off past deeds of his arrival, 5 years ago! Seattle may as well not have a GM at this point, that’s how bad Schneider has been! Let GB have Schneider, for free!

  23. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    January 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    January 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    And every time I look up at that useless piece of paper, I smile.
    —————-
    That’s fine. But it’s not stock. Call your broker and try to sell it.
    Warning. Your broker might charge you a fee for wasting his time.

    If you all are happy to fund the packers, that’s fine. That’s all it is.
    But it’s not ownership. It’s worthless. No dividends are paid. The SEC doesn’t regulate it. You can’t sell it on the NYSE or the NASDAQ. The value never changes and you can’t get your money back.
    _______________________________________

    wafflestomp says:
    January 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The sales since are basically nice souvenirs.
    Coupled with limited voting rights and a few other nice amenities provided by the Packers.
    Everybody understands this.
    It doesn’t have to be explained further.
    _________________________________________

    I seriously don’t know how much plainer I can make it for you.
    Either you’re just dense or you really enjoy seeing your words posted for public view.

    At no time, have I talked about or discussed trading rights or calling my broker looking to cash in.
    In fact, my shares have no monetary value, whatsoever.
    I don’t know how I can make this more clear.

    When I look at my share and smile, it’s because that “worthless” piece of paper has tremendous intrinsic value to me.
    Because I know that fans before me cared so much for this team that they backed it with their hard earned dollars to keep it afloat.
    Much like they used to pass a hat around the stands to donate to the team after games in the Packers’ earliest days.
    And without the generosity of Packer fans throughout the years, my team would have ended up extinct like so many other promising franchises.

    It’s just a great little NFL story that always has to be spit on by people like you.
    You must be a serious joy at parties.

  24. Good, Keep Him.

    He doesn’t seem to know how to build an O-line. This is a 4-12 team without Russell Wilson.

    Team has done nothing of note since getting devastated in SB 49 with that horrible call.

    Rams and 49ers on the upswing, Shehawks trending down. Buh-Bye!

    One Year Dynasty.

  25. I love the ‘trending’ comment. Rams just one and doned a home playoff game. The Clara team just won a bunch of end of year scrimmages against teams that didn’t care if they won or lost. Seahawks just missed playoffs because of a crappy kicker. 2-3 game swing because of his and the team’s decision to have the mental mess miss end of game kicks while purposely playing safe for the actual kick attempts. Seahawks would have been 11-5 or possibly 12-4 and then would have showed the Rams how to win a home playoff game.

  26. omeimontis says:
    January 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm
    BTW I am not a 12th. So I hope Schneider stays in Seattle. LOL
    ++++
    Nothing new here. The same boring, and immature dribble. You really need a new hobby.

  27. Petey is the real GM. Schneider drafts whomever Petey wants. If Schneider leaves, they need to find someone who will agree to the same arrangement.

  28. marter than you says:
    January 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    If the Seahawks were smart (spoiler: they’re not) they would snag a couple draft picks and let him go to GB. The real architect of that team also built a great 9ers team, Scot McLoughan. Every season since he left has shown that more and more. Listen to Pats fans though, they know all about sneaky Pete and his lack of discipline. That “dynasty” is officially over. Dynasty, LMAO
    ———————–
    And if YOU were as smart as you claim to be (you’re not) you would be able to spell Scot McCloughlan’s name right…

  29. Green Bay is not as dumb as Seattle. They would not give up anything for John Schneider. They have hired their GM already. In contrast, Seattle traded a first round pick AND C Max Unger for Jimmy G, and the announcers in this weekend’s game called Unger a “rock.” The Seattle O line looks like a pile of loose sand.

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