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Eliot Wolf will Interview with Colts, Who Present a Rare Desirable Situation

The Indianapolis Colts have apparently found plenty of good potential general manager candidates after dispatching their former GM, Ryan Grigson, just last week. One of those candidates will be Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf.

The Colts have confirmed that they will interview Wolf in the coming week.

Wolf was previously interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers (still) open GM job, but withdrew his name from consideration. That coincided with a raise from the Packers.

We had wondered if that might prevent him from interviewing with the Colts and we now have our answer. It won’t.

If you were worried about Wolf departing, you should worry more now than when the 49ers came calling. Not only was Wolf not the top candidate in San Francisco, but Indianapolis presents a much better situation.

Although you could argue that both franchises have an inept owner, the Colts are a team with an established franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck. Having that solved before even walking in the door is a huge plus.

Of course, much like the 49ers, who decided to saddle their future GM with coach-in-waiting Kyle Shanahan, the Colts have also decided their coach for 2017 will remain Chuck Pagano.

Indianapolis isn’t a completely ideal situation, but it’s better than most situations a new general manager could walk into. That could make it a gig that’s too desirable to pass up if it gets offered.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. PF4L January 25, 2017

    Well…Mark Murphy is showing us all what a smart businessman he is. Give Wolf a raise to withdraw his name from the 49ers. Then grant him permission to go interview with the Colts.

    Here i thought the Packers made a stand, did something solid and decided their own future GM. Then this…..

    The circus in Green Bay, continues.

    As i’ve said for more than a couple years….slowly regressing back into the 70’s and 80’s.

  2. MMTTDCSUCK January 25, 2017

    By design? To keep other teams in the mix of “contender”? Or is Murphy that fucking dumb?

  3. Howard January 25, 2017

    I’ve read Russ Ball name being thrown out as a potential replacement for TT. Ball is in the administration department and is involved in contracts. Ball should be disqualified for not having a contract clause in Wolf’s new contract that restricts interviews, or maybe Ball is a genius.

    I hope Wolf blows it out of the water with the colts and forces the Packers to make a decision. How many titles can you give one guy. It is almost childish. I double, double, double, double, dog dare you to leave.

    1. PF4L January 25, 2017

      From the small sample size of Mark Murphy’s work. If you had a large business, would you hire him to run it?

      1. Howard January 26, 2017

        I probably would not have hired Murphy to begin with. Except for playing football his experience was as an attorney or working for an institution. The real business world would be more ideal. No, I would not hire Murphy based on prior experience or seeing what has transpired over the last few years.

        The other thing is if you do make the hire and you start feeling uncomfortable with the hire, I have found it is an additional mistake to think things will become better over time. That second mistake is always more costly to the company than the first mistake. A hiring mistake, as you probably know usually only corrects itself about 5% to 10% of the time. So it is better to bite the bullet and make the change quick.

        The problem is do those who have the ability to make the change have the same vision as Murphy and TT. Are they just concerned about financial income or Championships? The answer appears to be money at this time. I think the Packer organization’s primary mission should be championships, the money will follow.

        I wonder if Murphy feels Loyal to TT because Murphy was hired after TT. Did TT have any input or influence in Murphy being hired that clouds Murphy’s ability to release or fire TT. That is why it is always better to hire the top position first and let them hire, or have say in the people working under their supervision.

  4. Kato January 25, 2017

    He is as good as gone unless the Colts find a better candidate. I officially have no clue what the packers are doing. Capers is still around. Wouldn’t he be gone by now if they were making a move there?

  5. Chip Kelly January 25, 2017

    I have experience wearing multiple hats of GM/HC. I

  6. Chad Lundberg January 26, 2017

    Working for that drunk jackass Jim Irsay is an ideal situation? They guy who looks like he’s high on cocaine all the time is ideal?? Working for a guy who had arguably the greatest or certainly the smartest quarterback in NFL history in Peyton Manning, and could only win one fucking Super Bowl? Dude… it don’t matter if Andrew Luck is the quarterback if the owner continually decides left and right without a brain cell in his head working. Wolf would be smart to stay the hell away from Irsay.