Packers Have Promoted Eliot Wolf

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Eliot Wolf

Eliot Wolf

The Green Bay Packers have promoted Eliot Wolf, son of former general manager Ron Wolf, to director of player personnel.

That means he’s now Ted Thompson’s right hand man. No. 2, if you like.

Wolf had served as director of pro personnel for the past three years. Prior to that, Wolf was the team’s assistant director of player personnel and assistant director of pro personnel. He started with the organization in 2004 as a pro personnel assistant.

Wolf is only 32, which should probably make you feel depressed. At least until you realize that your father is not Ron Wolf.

Are we saying Wolf only has his job because of his father? Well, yes we are.

That doesn’t mean he’s not competent at it, but I have heard from a reliable source that the younger Wolf is viewed by some in the organization as a clock puncher. In the door at 9 a.m. and out at 5 p.m. Not a second later!

That’s not exactly a desirable trait for one of your top personnel guys.

Now, this is something that was floated my direction a couple years back, so maybe things of have changed.

Or more accurately, hopefully things have changed.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

20 Comments on "Packers Have Promoted Eliot Wolf"

  1. Fritz

    first thought comment that came to me is: if they can hire Wolf, then, why can’t they hire a guy with a really famous grandfather: Vince Lombardi’s grandson? wouldn’t he have some good poop on Lions’ offensive system?

  2. Some guy

    This guy never had to work too hard. Daddy got him his job. I remember Ron Wolf walking out on Lambeau Field with his two boys when they were quite young. He has a privileged existence, just like Jim Biever. Good to be the king’s son. We’ll see how good he is at his job at a later date. When TT retires, the Pack should go hard at John Schneider. Let Wolf make his bones elsewhere. Nepotism has never been very good for the organization. Tom Olejniczak is a case in point. Arrogant and entitled.

    • Deepsky

      I am confident John Schneider will be coming back to Green Bay when Ted Thompson retires. Up until he went to Seattle, he was a Pennings kid whose dream job was to work for the Packers. In Seattle he shares GM duties with Pete Carroll, the position Thompson has would be an upgrade.

  3. Cheese

    Pointless bitching about someone nobody here has ever met, based on his fathers success and gossip from several years ago. Makes tons of sense.

      • Abe Frohman

        I don’t mind Joe Buck. It’s Troy Aikman’s Anti Packers stance I can’t stand. He’s always finding some way to get in a subtle jab.

  4. Snarff

    The Packers have a good front office and they promoted him to keep him. They don’t want some other team hireing him away. Remember that we as fans are on the outside looking in, I’m sure the Packers know what they are doing.

  5. billybong

    rumors…..”I’ve heard he’s a clock puncher”…maybe he gets everything done in the allotted time…but i bet he goes beyond that anyway, this front office and GM doesn’t sound like they are stupid.

  6. Bojangles

    You guys DO realize that 90% of the NFL is nepotism and “ole boys club” type relations right? Right?

  7. rebelgb

    Got news for you, I worked at Lambeau and MM who parks his vehicle right under the bowl near the tunnel to the field was often out of the building no later than 6pm on game weeks. TT vehicle on the other hand was there from sunup to sundown, always.

    I always heard MM was a tireless worker but that was not what I saw.

    • Andrew Chitko

      Hmm. Well according to the 2011 version of America’s Game, McCarthy gets to Lambeau very early in the morning. A 12-13 hour day out of your head coach is hardly loafing.

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