Morning Buzz: Packers casting a wide net in GM search
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers as they close in on hiring a new general manager.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column on the unlikelihood of the Packers landing Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider as their next GM.
The Seattle Seahawks have denied Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy permission to talk to Schneider about the team's opening at general manager. Based on the wording of the NFL’s anti-tampering policy, it looks like they have that right.
That means the only avenue for the Packers to get Schneider is if the Seahawks would part with him for compensation.
Money won’t do the trick. It would take a draft pick, very likely a first- or second-rounder. The Packers can't afford to give up that valuable of a resource, which their next GM badly is going to need for a quick build-up of their roster.
I’m also not convinced coach Pete Carroll would let Schneider go anyway. Maybe. But the Seahawks are built on the Carroll-Schneider partnership, and Carroll very well might be unwilling to end it. There’s a reason the Seahawks made sure to remove his out clause for the Packers when they extended Schneider’s contract in July 2016 at a reported $4 million a year.
Joe Philbin is coming back to Green Bay:
Ryan Wood looks at Eliot Wolf:
Mike McCarthy has filled his vacant wide receiver coaching spot:
Elsewhere, the Packers could lose Brian Gutekunst to the Texans:
Chris Peterson writes on the importance of the draft when looking for a new GM:
The Packers want to talk to the Ravens’ Eric DeCosta:
The Power Sweep chats about the GM search:
Highly Questionable wonders why McCarthy is the only one sticking around:
Jason Wilde takes a look at the Schneider possibility:
A look back at Mike Holmgren’s first coaching staff:
Former Packers executive Andrew Brandt talked about his old team on his latest podcast:
You can see highlights from the 2017 season below: