Sounds like everyone is bitter about the situation. That said, GB set themselves up in a no-win situation, they would have lost either Wolf or Gutekunst.
The Packers offered Wolf "a prominent role'' in the organization, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but the GM snub did not sit well with Ron Wolf, who ran the Packers from 1991-2001.
"At least he had the opportunity to interview for it," the elder Wolf told ESPN Sunday night. "Obviously the people up there don't think he's worthy or they would've hired him. End of discussion."
Gutekunst can block Wolf, who's still under contract with the Packers, from interviewing for any other NFL job except for GM, but it doesn't sound as if he'll do so.
"I surely want him to be part of this," Gutekunst said Monday during his press conference. "I think the world of Eliot Wolf, not only as a scout, but he's very close to me as a friend. He obviously has other opportunities if he wants them. That's kind of between me and Eliot, but I'm very hopeful that he'll be here."
After the press conference, Gutekunst told ESPN, "I also know he has other opportunities, and I wouldn't hold him back from that because I care about him. But if he was here, I'd like to get him more involved in the college side of stuff and have a broader approach to what he's been doing."
Sounds like Elliot Wolf will move on, which I don't blame him. They promoted Wolf 2 years ago from "Director of Player Personnel" to "Director of Football Operations". Now they just leapfrogged him and promoted the guy that replaced Wolf as Director of Player Personnel.
Sounds like Wolf may join the Browns.
Dorsey is scheduled to interview Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf on Tuesday for a role in the player personnel department, a league source said Monday night. Wolf interviewed for the Packers’ GM job, but it went to Brian Gutekunst, whom the franchise hired Sunday as Ted Thompson’s replacement.