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Report: Webster headed to Titans’ front office

Post by Eric Williams on May 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm with 6 Comments »
May 13, 2010 9:34 pm

According to this report from, Seattle Seahawks front office executive Ruston Webster will soon take an unknown position in the Tennessee Titans’ front office.

It’s a place Webster almost ended up three years ago, losing out to current Tennessee general manager Mike Reinfeldt for that position. Webster was hired by former president and general manager Tim Ruskell in 2006, and served as Seattle’s interim general manager when the team fired Ruskell in December.

Webster was considered for the position, but once the team hired John Schneider, Webster retained his position of vice president of player personnel, while Will Lewis was elevated from director of pro personnel to vice president of pro personnel.

Along with Reinfeldt, Tennessee’s director of pro scouting Lake Dawson also worked for the Seahawks.

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  1. If there is anything else in the building left from the Ruskell era can we send that with him too?

  2. nighthawk2 says:

    jjsinx, what’s leftover is our Defensive Co-ordinator and Defensive Line coach; they’re still here from the Ruskell/Mora junta. I’d like to ship them out, but maybe they’ll do well under Carroll. Glad to get anyone Ruskell hired out of here, and good for Will Lewis, I thought he should have gotten a promotion a long time ago.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I was surprised that he was retained when Schneider took over. I thought that Lewis would end up in Cleveland with Holmgren, actually.

    Night – Lewis was given the promotion when Schneider was hired, or is that what you are referring to?

  4. Since w’re talking about FO stuff…

    I don’t know if anyone has shared this article, but I thought it was interesting. I am always suspicious of the overblown hype surrounding the draft. The best time to review a draft class is 2 or 3 years later. We look back as Seahawks drafts all the time, but I rarely see any football journalists do this across the league.

    Here’s a quick review of the 2005 and 2006 draft classes.

    The writer notes that for both years, nearly ALL the “draft experts” he surveyed were wrong(!) in their post-draft analyses of which teams had the “A” drafts and which teams had bad drafts.

    Here are some of the post-post-draft grades he gives in retrospect:

    Seattle (Ruskell)
    2005 (Spencer Tatupu, Hill, Willis) grade then = C, grade now = A-
    2006 (Jennings, Tapp, Sims) grade then = B+, grade now = C

    Green Bay (Wolf/Schneider)
    2005 (Rogers, Collins, Poppinga) grade then = B-, grade now = A-
    2006 (Hawk, Colledge, Jennings, Spitz) grade then = B, grade now = A

    (Also notable about Green Bay’s 2006 draft is that 10 players drafted are still on the team!)

  5. snydro81 says:

    How can a draft that has your franchise QB in it only get you an A-? To me, it doesn’t matter what you get with the other 6 picks if you lock up that position for years to come. And they got a steal with Aaron Rodgers falling to them like that. And they went out on a limb pulling the trigger when they already had Favre on the roster.

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