Almost every year, someone gets poached from the Green Bay Packers front office for a general manager job. We figured that would change this year since everyone is seemingly already gone.
Senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith is on the radar of the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Adam Schefter.
Titans VP Lake Dawson, Giants VP Marc Ross scheduled to interview for Bucs and Dolphins GM jobs. Packers exec Alonzo Highsmith also on radar
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2014
Highsmith has been a scout with the Packers since 1999. He got his present title in May, 2012.
If Highsmith gets a GM job, he’d be the fourth branch on the [shudder] Ted Thompson general manager tree. John Schneider in Seattle, Reggie McKenzie in Oakland and John Dorsey in Kansas City are the others.
We’ve suggested it before and we’ll probably suggest it again. The suck of talent from the Packers front office to other franchises kind of coincides with when Draft Master Ted Thompson started making some pretty odd (and awful) draft picks.
Ironically, none of his protégées build exclusively through the draft.
Eddie Lacy, David Bakhtiari, Micah Hyde, Josh Boyd…
Nope. Draft seems fine without the guys we lost.
Schneider and Dorsey are following TT 101. Use free agency early to help your team compete until you’ve drafted the team that you want. Then sign your own.
Exactly, and as of right now, neither has had the results TT has; boy I can’t wait ’til the Chickens’ contracts come due.
Don’t give up on Datone jones. Jarrel worthy either. Teds doing okay. We’re in for a big offseason of turn over.