Former Green Bay Packers’ personnel exec John Dorsey appears to be getting the band back together with the Cleveland Browns. After poaching senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith a week ago, Dorsey is looking to poach (former?) director of football operations Eliot Wolf as well.
Wolf will reportedly interview with the Browns on Tuesday.
The Packers’ new general manager, Brian Gutekunst, has said he wants to keep Wolf, but he also said he wouldn’t block him from pursuing other opportunities. The 35-year-old Wolf can’t be happy that the Packers passed him over for the general manager position. His father certainly was not.
The most interesting development has to be that the Packers named former director of player finance Russ Ball director of football operations. Although that’s just a promotion in terms of title and, we assume, salary, it’s obviously the title that Wolf had.
As far as we know, you can’t have two directors of football operations. So if Wolf remains in Green Bay, he’s likely being demoted. Gutekunst could name him assistant general manager, something the Packers have never had. In Cleveland, he’s likely also taking a demotion, however. It has already been said that Highsmith will be the assistant general manager. Dorsey could make Wolf director of football operations there, but that’s a lateral move to a franchise that’s won one game in two years.
So like we said before, where does Wolf want to bide his time until he gets the inevitable general manager offer for another club?
People will always do what is best for them. That being said, who in their right mind would go to Cleveland? If your drafted by them, you sure as hell don’t stay after your rookie contact. John Dorsey has some big balls thinking he can turn that place around.
People Probably said the same when Ron Wolf came here
Kato’s correct. And i’ll also predict, Dorsey has a winning record in his second year.
I think with Dorsey getting there, and the personnel he’s installing around him, Cleveland’s future already looks brighter than it has in a generation. If I were a fan, this would probably be the first legitimate time in over a decade I’d have reason to feel somewhat optimistic.
All with a grain of salt though, because there’s a monumental fuck-ton amount of work to be done and it’s going to take time, and more overhauling. DeShone Kizer is no Brett Hundley… lol.
The Lions went from 0-16 to 10-6 with a playoff berth in three years.
Two of the top four picks in the draft helps too.
If Cleveland could have got Garoppolo, that would be the place to be, and it may still be.
Cleveland is a great football town, like the Packers. They have a ton of resources and asset’s to use. If Dorsey can turn that thing around, he’ll be a hero there like Wolf was here. If they don’t find a stud QB, my guess is Dorsey will build a shut the fuck down defense. That’s the only way to get to the dance without a franchise QB.
Cleveland is a good job right now i believe. Nowhere to go but up. I might even be able to get a seat on the Browns bandwagon…hmmm.
Didn’t Cleveland have three first round picks last year? Plus they’re always picking in the top five, heck even top two. You would think their roster would be stacked with talent. Dorsey did well with the Chiefs. Whoever the owner of the Browns is, is a complete fucktard for making Dorsey keep Hugh Jackson around.