Eliot Wolf looks to be on the way out in Green Bay

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If the assignment of Eliot Wolf’s title (director of football operations) to Russ Ball wasn’t evidence enough that the son of former Packers G.M. Ron Wolf is on the way out of Green Bay, the fact that the Packers apparently are willing to let him leave for something other than a “high-level employee” position confirms it.

New G.M. Brian Kutekunst, the former subordinate to Wolf who has now leapfrogged his former boss, said all the right things during an introductory press conference on Monday. But the message came through clearly: Wolf is free to leave.

“I surely want him to be part of this,” Gutekunst told reporters regarding Wolf. “He obviously has other opportunities if he wants them. . . . I’m very hopeful that he’ll be here.”

He surely won’t be. Wolf already has been linked to Cleveland, where he’d reunite with former Packers executive John Dorsey.

The broader message is this: If there’s a team out there that wants to add Wolf to its front office, now is the time to make a move, because the Packers apparently won’t be inclined to keep him from moving. Especially since they’re already given his title to someone else.

16 responses to “Eliot Wolf looks to be on the way out in Green Bay

  1. Such a hair trigger reaction! If Aaron Rodgers never got injured none of this would happen. This shows how weak this organization is save for one player. If Rodger’s injuries turns him into the next Romo this organization is no better than Cleveland.

  2. @hurricanegrabowski

    So if Rodgers is injured and the Packers would be as good as Cleveland. You wouldn’t make a change of front office personnel who are responsible for player selection? Since the D has been bad for 4 or 5 years you wouldn’t fire the DC?
    Not sure how these changes are hair trigger reactions, but I’m sure you can explain

  3. Actually, the Packers did not give Wolf’s title away. On the Packer website, Eliot Wolf was/is listed as Direct – Football Operations and Ted Thompson’s title included Director OF Football Operations. Those are two different positions.

  4. Wolf has a contract so he could stay another year and wait for an open GM job next year. Or he can do the same in Cleveland or some other city.
    His father is a competitive guy, so there must be some bitterness now. But some day when this all clears, you will see Eliot Wolf back in Green Bay as the Packers GM.

  5. I was hoping he would get the 9ER GM position last year.

    It’s still early but John Lynch so far has shown he was the smart hire for the job.

    I’m obviously no NFL expert but I think he’s going to be a pretty good GM one day for some team. He’s still young and hungry with something to prove, was the son of HOF GM, he’s been schooled under the GB philosophy (which is respected league wide) and his dad is a phone call away to advise him on anything and give talent evaluations on players in the draft.

  6. Hell of a way to do things. If you are going to give his title to someone else then you should just fire him (since you are willing to let him leave anyway). I would have expected better from the Packers organization but then maybe I have them over rated. If this was coming from “silent Stan Kronke” I could completely understand.

  7. As a Packer fan since ’62, I can’t believe the negativity of so-called Packer fans. This organization is solid.

  8. “Such a hair trigger reaction! If Aaron Rodgers never got injured none of this would happen. This shows how weak this organization is save for one player. If Rodger’s injuries turns him into the next Romo this organization is no better than Cleveland.”

    If#12 does not go down this does not happen?? Last time I checked the Packers have not been in the Super Bowl since 2010 and they got hot at the right time with a 10-6 record. Alot of clubs look inept when they lose their star player, some bad clubs like the 49ers were what 0-12 before a star type player in Jimmy G. just went 6-0. The Pack needed some serious changes that are long overdue. Aaron going down is a blessing in disguise because it did illustrate how 1 dimensional we are when he is not in there. In 25 years we have not experienced mediocrity, it’s time for a fresh look to see how the team can develop and contend for many more years. We need some veteran leaders to come in or stand up and put some fires under these guys. 2 HOF quarterbacks in 25 years and 2 championships to show for it. I’m not sure but that does not sound like we had it all figured out in the same system not too mention losing 1 guy that cost us a season.This is a good bump in the road to show the Pack that they are not at a level of excellence and they need a new direction to be able to compete at a high level before #12 is done.

  9. Such a hair trigger reaction! If Aaron Rodgers never got injured none of this would happen.
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    Wow, that is plan to fail. You don’t see the Patriots hoping that nobody important gets injured.

    Obviously, the talent has dwindled and management let it happen or could not tell it was happening. Both are inexcusable.

  10. ” If Aaron Rodgers never got injured none of this would happen.”

    That’s why the injury was blessing. The defense causing a one or two and done in the playoffs again and again needs to be fixed. Thompson built a Super Bowl winner, but he did it with key free agents Ryan Pickett and Charles Woodson. Then he let the roster slide into one without enough talent and depth to go all the way. A new GM can fix the roster. A new DC can fix the defense, which already has some good parts.

  11. hurricanegrabowski says:
    January 8, 2018 at 8:54 pm
    Such a hair trigger reaction! If Aaron Rodgers never got injured none of this would happen. This shows how weak this organization is save for one player. If Rodger’s injuries turns him into the next Romo this organization is no better than Cleveland.
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    They are not as bad as Cleveland without Rodgers. They did win 3 games without AR.

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