Wolf expects Favre at Hall of Fame induction
CANTON, OHIO -- Ron Wolf met with reporters for about 40 minutes today during this year's class of Pro Football Hall of Famers had a session with the media. The large majority of it covered ground that anyone who follows the Packers has heard or read, most likely multiple times, or was about his time with the Raiders.
Here are some other tidbits from the former Packers general manager:
■ Wolf said that as far as he knows, Brett Favre will attend Saturday's induction ceremony.
"I would expect he's coming," Wolf said. "He said he's coming."
■ Several members of the football side of the Packers organization attended the Hall's gold jacket banquet Thursday night, including general manager Ted Thompson, but had to return to the team immediately after the banquet.
John Dorsey, the former Packers front-office executive who's now GM of the Kansas City Chiefs, is here for the weekend. The Chiefs have a former player in this year's Hall class, Will Shields.
Wolf said the other scouts he hired for the Packers who now are GMs in the NFL also are expected to be at the ceremony Saturday: Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider and Washington GM Scot McCloughan.
Wolf said some of the players he drafted to the Packers are expected to attend, including offensive linemen Adam Timmerman, Chad Clifton, Marco Rivera, Adam Timmerman, Mike Flanagan and Mark Tauscher. Others are Donald Driver and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.
■ The day after Wolf was voted into the Hall of Fame at the Super Bowl in Phoenix last February, a tailor and sculptor measured and photographed him for his gold jacket and bronze bust.
Then this spring a sculptor visited him for a day at his home in Florida. Wolf said the sculptor showed up with a small table, a huge lump of clay and some photos. Wolf then sat while sculptor worked.
"He started doing all this stuff, and I'm talking on the phone, eating lunch, eating breakfast, reading," Wolf said. "Five, six hours, he's done. You know what? It looked like me. Right there. Then he had to take it back and do whatever they do (to make the bronze bust)."