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Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:46:00 AM »
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brian Gutekunst  is going to be promoted as the new GM with Ball taking a bigger role in the organization. 
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New GM is Brian Gutekunst!!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 10:46:10 AM »
Brian Gutekunst was just announced the GM of the Green Bay Packers!!!

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Re: New GM is Brian Gutekunst!!
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 10:47:01 AM »
WOW !!! Speculation over. Hope the Packers find a way to keep at least one of Wolf, Ball.
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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:47:16 AM »
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brian Gutekunst  is going to be promoted as the new GM with Ball taking a bigger role in the organization.

If true, these are excellent moves!

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Re: New GM is Brian Gutekunst!!
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
WOW !!! Speculation over. Hope the Packers find a way to keep at least one of Wolf, Ball.

Ball is not going anywhere. The Packers couldn't be so lucky to have Wolf leave on his own.

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Re: New GM is Brian Gutekunst!!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 10:53:36 AM »
Good!  If we couldn't get Schneider Gut was the one I was hoping Murphy would hire.   thumbsup) cheese) :) :D ;D clap)

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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 10:55:20 AM »
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brian Gutekunst  is going to be promoted as the new GM with Ball taking a bigger role in the organization.

If true, these are excellent moves!

Agreed.  I hate to lose Wolf but I have a feeling he'll land on his feet somewhere.  I just hope it is in the AFC.   ;)

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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 10:59:19 AM »
I wonder if Gutekunst interviewing with the Texans didn't force the Packers hand here. Regardless I like the move, thought he was a few years away from a GM spot, but with TT, Ball and others there as sounding boards he will be fine.

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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 11:10:10 AM »
No issues with that decision .  Hope Wolf will stick around and form a dynamic duo.  This could work well if Wolf is happy.  Eventually he'll want his own gig, but this could really help the Packers.

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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »
I suspect Wolf will leave- there is too much interest in him around the league, and at some point he is going to want to call the shots.  It is just a matter of him finding a spot he likes.
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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 11:16:51 AM »
I wonder if Gutekunst interviewing with the Texans didn't force the Packers hand here. Regardless I like the move, thought he was a few years away from a GM spot, but with TT, Ball and others there as sounding boards he will be fine.

I'd imagine that their hand was likely forced when they struck out with Schneider and were turned down by Seattle.  He looks to be the #2 choice that they didn't want to let get away with the interview with the Texans and the possibility that he'd finally get the GM job he's been interviewing for in the last couple years.
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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 11:26:17 AM »
My question is what happens with Ball?  Is he the #2 guy under Gutey, or do you put Wolf there? You still have Ted there as the Senior Advisor to the GM.

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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 11:35:22 AM »
FYI, the Packers interviewed Doug Whaley, former Buffalo GM, during the process so the Rooney rule was covered.

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Re: Brian Gutekunst new Packers GM
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 11:49:01 AM »
I heard they wanted to talk to him but had not heard it actually took place.

Was wondering if the McKenzie offer was a plan B

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Re: New GM is Brian Gutekunst!!
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 11:59:53 AM »
Let's call him Gute.   cheese)