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Here’s Some Speculation About John Schneider Coming Back

John Schneider

John Schneider is the Seattle Seahawks general manager. He previously worked under Ted Thompson and Ron Wolf with the Green Bay Packers. He’s also from the Green Bay area.

Oh, and he’s proven he can build a Super Bowl team.

So, when you connect all those dots, you might as well figure Schneider is coming back to Green Bay to work for the Packers again at some point, right?

Well, that’s what Mike Vandermause did in Sunday’s column.

Vandermause suggests that Schneider would be an ideal replacement for Thompson, whose contract expires after the 2015 season.

That’s all swell, and we would certainly welcome a general manager that doesn’t built exclusively through the draft, but it’s not that simple.

Packers president Mark Murphy is on record as saying Ted will be the team’s GM as long as he wants (providing the Packers are winning, we’ll assume). In fact, Murphy has been trying to extend Thompson’s contract.

But let’s say Ted retires after his current contract is up. The Green Bay job is appealing for a number of reasons, at least for Schneider.

First, you’re working for the top franchise in the league. It’s kind of like if you’re a college football coach, the premier jobs in the country are Notre Dame, USC and Texas. A job with the Packers is the equivalent of that on the NFL level.

Second, are the ties to Green Bay and being near home.

Third, and probably most importantly for Schneider, is he’d have complete control over personnel in Green Bay. In Seattle, coach Pete Carroll has final say.

At any rate, we’re not there yet. Ted has to exit the picture before the Packers can really begin salivating over Schneider. That move seems like a no-brainer when the time comes, though.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Ryan February 9, 2014

    to hope this happens is to hope the packers bomb out the next 2 seasons. Why would we want that?

  2. Iltarion February 9, 2014

    And don’t forget Elliot Wolf. Either way, the Packers should have some great options for the future.

    TT has mentioned his desire to be a scout again, and so, I don’t think it is a great stretch to suggest that he might step down after this contract is up.

    If you think about it, the Packers and the Seahawks have had a sort of odd organizational relationship ever since Mike Holmgren left Green Bay to go there. The Packers poached Ted Thompson and John Dorsey from Seattle after they made the Super Bowl, and then the Seahawks took Schneider from the Packers right before the Packers’ Super bowl run.

    And of course, the Seahawks tried to get their QB from the Packers, before Russell Wilson beat out Matt Flynn for the job.

  3. Big B February 9, 2014

    Please God, make it so.
    Only thing is, Paul Allen can throw a lot more jack at him than we shareholders can. But if I need to buy more stock, so be it.

  4. K.L. February 9, 2014

    Sounds good, but would he really just up and leave Seattle after winning a super bowl with them, and knowing how great of team they have there? Doesn’t make sense to me.

  5. FITZCORE1252 February 9, 2014

    “In Seattle, coach Pete Carroll has final say.”

    Link please? I know they corroborate, never knew pom-pom pete had final say.

    1. Tucson Packer February 10, 2014

      That was one of the conditions Petey demanded before he would take the job in Seattle. He wanted the reigns.

  6. CB February 10, 2014

    As for Schneider leaving a ‘great team’ in Seattle….
    Yes, they r Damn good today….but their day is coming…
    Cap management is pretty easy when your QB makes 500,000,,,,not 15-20 mil like the other good teams. And wopper contracts like Harvin’s get real ugly in the latter years of those deals.
    Fianlly, as the Packers have seen,,,when you are good,,,your front office, coaching, and players get hoarded by other teams trying to get over the hump.
    By around 2015, the Seattle waters will be muddied by ALL of these things making it very challenging to stay on top. Schneider must just see GB as a pretty good option about then!

    That’s what peeps forget about the Pack. Year in and year out, we are in the conversation for a playoff run,,,and for years, we’ve been in that spot of others teams looting our front office, coaches, and players. So our continued competitiveness is something to really respect and admire!

  7. RelampagoBlanco February 10, 2014

    Guys, the obvious choice here for GM is Vijay. End of discussion.

    1. Vijay February 10, 2014

      Not bad my friend…not bad at all. Would it help if I made you all very well paid scouts in the process?
      I might do that ;)

  8. SEAHAWKSOWNYOU February 10, 2014


    1. Tucson Packer February 10, 2014

      I thought you said your skwakin hawks already had history, which is it?

    2. Savage57 February 10, 2014

      First of all, it’s just ‘rain’, not ‘reign’ in that depressing shithole you hail from. Second, ‘once’ doesn’t connotate history. Histrionics maybe, but history? Not so much.

      To provide some prospective, condom remnant, here’s the ‘history’ you squack about bird-shit brain.

      Seafucks? 1 title in 38 years of existence. An oh so impressive title percentage of <3% of all seasons played. Oooohhh! Watch out.

      Packers? The legendary, most winning, storied franchise in the history of the league? 13 in 93 years, around 14% of all seasons played.

      History has already been written, fuckface.

  9. SEAHAWKSOWNYOU February 10, 2014

    13 Playoff Appearances: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013.

    2 Conference Championships: 05, 13

    Superbowl win so far, and probably many more to come.

    Yeah fuck you, we can easily match the Packers history in 10 years.

    1. Savage57 February 10, 2014

      Playoff appearances are for pussies that can’t close the deal. Only a sand-packed vag with nothing more than one crows about that shit. Titles, mother fucker, titles. Ends with ‘S’ as in more than one. 13 in fact, mother fucker, a number you pig-fucking whores can only dream about.

      You sure you’re not a Vikings fan? You sure as fuck sound like one.

    2. Tucson Packer February 10, 2014


    3. Phatgzus February 10, 2014

      LMAO, we have as many titles as you have Playoff APPEARANCES (not even wins).

      Smells like anger, denial, an inferiority complex, and unwashed underwear, must be a troll.

      FYI, Snyder earned his stripes as a Packers under two of the greats of their times-Wolf and TT-so, on behalf of the Packers organization, you’re welcome. Shit, we’ve been giving you gifts for decades-Holmgren and Hasselbeck for
      starters-’bout damn time you did something with it.