Merged: Ron Wolf went for dough/takes job with the Browns

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  1. CpuFan

    CpuFan A True Fan

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    Ron Wolf went for the dough

    I can't believe this guy as I stated he went for the dough, he never really wanted anything else it appears...



    Wolf accepts job with Browns as part-time consultant

    CLEVELAND - Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf said Wednesday he will be a personnel specialist for the Cleveland Browns, who plan to announce his hiring Thursday.

    Wolf said he would evaluate players on a part-time basis for coach Butch Davis while working from his home in Annapolis, Md.

    ``I'm not a decision-maker or anything like that. Whatever little task Butch has for me to do, I'll do,'' Wolf said by telephone from his home.

    The 65-year-old Wolf retired in 2001 after 11 years as Green Bay's executive vice president and general manager. He built the 1996 team that won the Super Bowl and the 1997 NFC championship club.


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  2. finfan54

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    I cant blame him. He saw the operation we got and said we "they dont need me". So he went where the fans still fill the seats even when there team is 4-12.
     
  3. gunn34

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    We don't need him anyway
     
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    Ron Wolf takes job with the Browns

    What in the world is going on here??? We tried everything in our power to get this guy as part of our F.O. and he declines by saying that he wants to stay retired. Now, all of a sudden, he is personnel specialist with Cleveland. What the F??? Where did we go wrong? He would have been very helpful.
     
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    This gives me a bad feeling about our management/front office...
     
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    It might have come down to $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  7. BSQX4

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    He was without question the #1 guy out there for the job. I can't believe Wayne lowballed him on the money, he really wanted him. This makes us look bad. Sort of inept IMO.
     
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    finsfan4life In Dawn We Trust!

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    I think the most interesting thing in the article was the fact that he could work from his house. The Fins might have wanted him to at least travel some to see prospects.
     
  9. dolphan39

    dolphan39 Maria & LauRen Aha!

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    the real reason...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=fanball-brownswolfjoinsorgan&prov=fanball&type=lgns

    and Cleve has a similiar need fro him:
     
  10. NavyFishFan

    NavyFishFan F*** YOU WAYNE!

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    Sure...you can take a fact-less view of how this makes our FO look, but is it really fair to say that this makes our FO look inept?

    The facts:

    We tried to hire him, eventually simply as a consultant, he said no, that he wanted to stay retired.

    Then...he takes a job with the Browns (working with a guy that's a LONG TIME friend of his).

    The guesses:

    Miami didn't offer him enough $$$...He thought Miami's organization is lame...he didn't want to travel....etc etc etc....no basis.

    Summary:

    I say Wolf should be the one who looks less than honorable in this situation. Why lie and say you want to stay retired, when you know all along a buddy of yours wants you to help, and that you'll probably go work with him (which is a guess...but not a stab in the dark as it supports facts).

    But sure I guess....its the Dolphins FO fault for not scouting him out several years ago and sending a representative of the organization to be his "buddy." Buncha idiots.............
     
  11. angryphin

    angryphin All hail the Big Tuna!!

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    I think the key thing here is that Ron Wolf gets to stay at home and doesn't have to come into the office two days a week like Dolphin managment wanted. He gets the best of both worlds. He gets paid and gets to stay at home which is what he wanted. I'm glad we didn't show him the big bucks because it looks like he really doesn't want to do it anymore on a full or either part time basis.
     
  12. grooves12

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    You guys are forgetting what I think is THE most significant point as to why he didn't come to Miami. He got involved with the Dolphins because he knew we were searching for a GM. He tried to persuade the Dolphins to sign one of his old disciples who is currently on the Seahawks staff. (Ted Thompson?)

    Because we didn't bring in "his guy" he turned down the position. I think the whole "consultant" gig was just a ploy to get his guy into the front office.
     
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    angryphin All hail the Big Tuna!!

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    He might have wanted to do something for Ted Thompson but as far as Wolf goes he showed what he really wanted. Which was to stay home and do the occasional evaluation. If Thompson was selected as the GM, Miami would have possibly signed Wolf as a consultant for big bucks and gotten a guy that really wanted to do as little as possible ex. the Browns job he just took.
     
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    Re: Ron Wolf takes job with the Browns

    A) We wouldn't give his snot nose kid a job scouting
    B) We wouldn't hire all of his cronies around the league

    F*ck him
     
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    Zod, if that is true about his kid then screw him. I didn't know about that aspect of the deal. Navy, if you're going to attempt sarcasm at least make a point. I don't agree with any of your so called guesses and your summary is also faulty IMO. I do agree that Wolf comes off badly here as a guy that wasn't dealing straight with us and it seems like he had ulterior motives. I think angryphin is right on the $. This guy wanted to stay at home sit on his Barcolounger eating Chicken Wings and get paid big money for it. Zod said it best F*ck him. I stand by what I said which was it makes our F.O. look sort of inept IMO. Sort of inept because he was our #1 and we didn't get him. If he stayed retired then we don't look bad at all but somebody else got his services. But, at the end of the day if he wasn't going to work hard for the Miami Dolphins we're better off with what we have now. I'm very happy to see Marc Trestman in place as Q.B. Coach now lets get him a couple of excellent Q.B.s. Something like Brunell/ Rivers would really improve our team.
     
  16. OneHondo

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    He saw the same things Mueller saw and he didn't want any part of it.
     
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    I would take Wolf and Johnson over Spielman and Marino anyday...


    It's just me though..
     
  18. NavyFishFan

    NavyFishFan F*** YOU WAYNE!

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    Navy, if you're going to attempt sarcasm at least make a point. I don't agree with any of your so called guesses and your summary is also faulty IMO. I do agree that Wolf comes off badly here as a guy that wasn't dealing straight with us and it seems like he had ulterior motives.

    LMAO BSQ! You seem to agree with my point...that I didn't make...in your opinion. That point being that the front office didn't screw the deal up, as was being eluded to, and that Wolf was a jackazz!

    Detox?

    Re-read the thread before you go making baseless accusations against my post. And I could give a damn if you do or do not agree wtih my "so-called guesses" as they were posted by others....not mine. Do you need daddy to read you a bedtime story to understand it?

    Either way....the sarcasm was on point and I'm sure most understood it.
     
  19. Superself

    Superself If you want to, we can supply you.

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    There is a such thing as too much input.

    I think Ron just didn't see where he would fit in at Miami FO.

    Butch Davis and Ron maybe friends, but I am almost sure that Dave is good friends with Butch too....because he (Butch) is also a disciple of Jimmy Johnson and ya know dem boys run thick as molasses.

    Ron is very good at what he once did and would have been a GREAT addition to Miami, but dragging his name through the dirt really is classless. :rolleyes:
     
  20. ZOD

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    It's classless not to return phone calls to organizations willing to employ your lazy a$$ when it was obvious that you were receptive to the original conversation. I'm telling ya the dude is stepping into a can't lose situation.

    Work part time for millions and supply more link for the nepotism chain in the NFL. In the end who is going to really fault Wolf for any decisions made in Cleveland? Butch Davis will take the ax if anyone does.
     
  21. NavyFishFan

    NavyFishFan F*** YOU WAYNE!

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    Well then maybe he shouldn't have put himself IN that dirt for all to see. He deserves it....but I highly doubt he'll be comin' around the boards worried about what we think.
     

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