Dave Zeigler and Josh McDaniels dropped a house on New England over the weekend in the form of co-contracts to be the Head Coach and GM of the Las Vegas Raiders. Yes like Dorthey and Toto they are following the yellow brick road skipping along their merry way without a care in the world. Why ? Because Al Davis’ baby boy has a huge checkbook. And it was time for Josh to go. And Josh wanted his man Zeigler to come along to do all the paperwork. Ill get into my choices for OC tomorrow but here are my top picks for the Big Chair.
My “GM” Candidates
Jeff Ireland: Assistant General Manager and College Scouting Director, New Orleans Saints (2015-Present)
Director of College Scouting, New Orleans Saints (2015)
Draft Consultant, Seattle Seahawks (2014)
General Manager, Miami Dolphins (2008-2013)
Vice President of College Scouting, Dallas Cowboys (2005-2007)
National Scout, Dallas Cowboys (2001-2004)
Scout, Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2000)
Combine Scout, NFL (1994-1996)
For anyone less-familiar with Jeff Ireland and front office process wondering why it's good news he didn't get hired away by Chicago, here's the first paragraph of his #Saints website bio. pic.twitter.com/NV6OobO4L6
— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) January 25, 2022
The 51 year old has worked in almost every capacity that you could hope for. From ballboy to GM he has done it all. He has GM experience working in Miami from 08-13 and has a real scouts eye and bloodline. His grandfather Jim Parmer was a scout for the Bears. The Pats could do a lot worse than my first choice.
Rookie CB Ambry Thomas has made a believer out of Kyle Shanahan. #49ers assistant GM Adam Peters was certainly convinced by the time the 2021 draft board was being finalized.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) January 11, 2022
Adam Peters : Assistant GM San Francisco 49’ers 2020-21
2003: Peters began a six-year tenure with the Patriots. His first two seasons with the Patriots were spent as a scouting assistant, he was a part of two Super Bowl championship teams (XXXVIII in 2003 and XXXIX in 2004). In 2005, Peters handled pro scouting duties for the team before serving as an area scout in his final three seasons (2006-08).
2009: Peters Joined the Denver Front Office as a regional scout.
2011: Peters was the Broncos national scout. He held that job for three years. 2016: he was named the Broncos’ director of college scouting.
2017: Bill Belichick himself recommended Peters to John Lynch in 2017 as a “ Lead Evaluator” he was elevated to Asasant GM in 2020.
Again someone who is respected by BB and people around the league as a top shelf talent seeker. Yes Like me he loved Debo. Need more ? Trust me John Lynch is not running the drafts in Santa Clara.
Belichick calls Matt Patricia a part of the Patriots replacing Nick Caserio. Said their front office is set up differently with Caserio gone. Names Dave Ziegler, Matt Groh and Elliot Wolf as part of the transition.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) June 4, 2021
Eliot Wolf: Patriots Consultant 2020 – Now
Green Bay Packers (2004–2008)
Pro personnel assistant
Green Bay Packers (2008–2011)
Assistant director of pro personnel
Green Bay Packers (2011–2012)
Assistant director of player personnel
Green Bay Packers (2012–2015)
Director of pro personnel
Green Bay Packers (2015–2016)
Director of player personnel
Green Bay Packers (2016–2017)
Director of football operations
Cleveland Browns (2018–2019)
Assistant general manager
New England Patriots (2020–present)
Front office consultant
The Man in the Building. Eliot wolf is another Football Brat. The son of football lifer Ron Wolf the man has grown up around the game and is deeply respected in league cercles.
Thats it people my Short Short list for your next GM. Director of Player Personnel. I just hope none of them are hired before the Pats get their shot at them.
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