Seahawks denied Dolphins request to interview McCloughan, at his request

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There were no official developments on Tuesday regarding the Dolphins’ search for a General Manager.

Unofficially, we managed to track down the whole story regarding the team’s reported interest in Seahawks senior personnel executive (and former 49ers G.M.) Scot McCloughan.

Per a league source, the Dolphins requested permission to interview McCloughan.  The Seahawks denied the request, at McCloughan’s request.

McCloughan isn’t ready to leave Seattle, where he has played an important supporting role in the rise of the team that will face on Sunday the team McCloughan had a direct role in building as the predecessor to Trent Baalke.  Players like Frank Gore, Justin Smith, Joe Staley, and Patrick Willis were acquired by McCloughan.

McCloughan joins Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta as candidates for the Dolphins job who opted to stay put.  Chiefs director of pro personnel Chris Ballard similarly opted to remain in Kansas City, in lieu of interviewing for the G.M. job in Tampa.

13 responses to “Seahawks denied Dolphins request to interview McCloughan, at his request

  1. crazy, how can all these people justify passing on a perfectly good opportunity to place themselves right in front of a sh.. fan where they can not get the credit but can only be to blame amazes me!!

  2. McCloughan is a huge part of JS/PC success. 49er fans may not like the way things ended with him but he put in place the core of that team and is highly respected in NFL circles.

    Reading that he wants to stay makes me feel good about future drafts here in Seattle.

  3. When news leaked last year that the Raiders wanted to hire a team president, I was hoping McCloughan was being pursued. He’s had a far bigger impact on the 49ers success than either Baalke or Harbaugh, In fact when Harbaugh took the job, It was widely regarded as the best job available because of the chronic under achievement during Singletary’s tenure and the depth of talent on the roster.

  4. If he figures out the coach hiring thing on his next go around, whoever gets him next as their GM will be getting a dynamite personnel evaluator. Most of that 49er roster were picks by him, and I wouldn’t be surprised that he’s been behind alot of those late round steals peppering the Seahawk roster.

  5. McCluless also Drafted Kentwan Balmer and Chilo Rachal with 1st and 2nd picks respectively, neither could play in the NFL. He selected too many duds for SF and they fired him.

  6. What respecting GM candidate would want the Miami gig? Ross is lost in space and uncle joe is moving slow at the junction.

    “You have to be really lost, in order to find something that can’t be found.” Capt. Balboa, Captain of the Black Pearl.

    Who wants to carry water for JoeDawnhoe?

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