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Senior personnel exec McCloughan resigns

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on April 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm with 21 Comments »
April 24, 2014 12:50 am

The Seahawks lost one of their top talent evaluators when senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan resigned to tend to a personal issue.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported McCloughan’s resignation, which the News Tribune confirmed.

McCloughan joined the Seahawks as senior personnel executive in 2010, manning a role that assists the general manager in all aspects of building a roster. McCloughan had spent the previous five seasons building the roster of the San Francisco 49ers. While McCloughan was in San Francisco, the 49ers drafted Pro-Bowlers DaShon Goldson, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley and Patrick Willis.

Since 2010, the Seahawks have found late-round gold in the draft by selecting Russell Wilson in the third round and Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in the fifth round, among others.

McCloughan is viewed around the league as one of the NFL’s top talent evaluators.

According to La Canfora, McCloughan already has future plans.

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  1. DanielleMND says:

    That’s a big blow to our personnel department.

  2. Some have said losing Tate was the biggest off season loss. I feel that losing McCloughan is the biggest off season loss for the Hawks. It is obvious that the man is a brilliant scout and will be hard to replace.

  3. vichawkfan says:

    Doubt he dropped off a list of every top pick we made late in a draft to JS every year but you never really know. You would think something is holding him back from being on the top of every teams must have list for GM vacancy’s….wish him well.

  4. Ewalters7354 says:

    Personally who cares? Dude was a worker in the personnel department! If any of us thinks this is gonna stop PC/JS from drafting superstars,I feel bad for you.Not to mention he had his term as the 49ers GM and one thing he failed to hit on was a QB and a quality HC.

    How did that work out?They never made the playoffs.

    But I do appreciate him doing his job here well lol

  5. yankinta says:

    Apparently this dude is a drunk. It’s well known inside nfl personnel circles that he got treatment 3 times while he was with the 49ers. Dude can’t get sober and he left the 49ers right before the draft too. I’m sure PC/JS tried to get him sober too.

    I don’t think it’s a big blow to our scouting department. We still have highly paid scouts that are Tops in the NFL and they do great job for PC/JS FO. I’m sad for McCloughan but not that worried about our FO’s abilities to find gems…

  6. montanamike2 says:

    I think we’ll be OK in the long run with PC/JS at the helm. Wilson’s divorce is a real shocker, probably his career and study habits led to this, not infidelity.

  7. tchristensen says:

    That’s cold Yakinta!

  8. montanamike2 says:

    “the separation is in the preparation”.

  9. Ray_Maines says:

    MM2: funny, but cruel

  10. vipermandan says:

    Why does everyone feel the need to speculate about the RW divorce? Are any of you him? Are any of you his wife? No, then you don’t know anything about what led to the end of there marriage. Leave it alone! This isn’t even a story about him, and still you talk about it.

  11. montanamike2 says:

    Alright vipermandan it’s now a dead story in my book.

  12. FleaFlicker says:

    Agreed with vipermandan. Somehow RW’s personal life is relevant to anything here? I see no need to comment further in that arena.

    re: McCloughan…I’d be shocked if the Seahawks don’t have their draft board 99% set. Certainly, it’s a loss to the personnel department but new talent and fresh eyes will step up eventually.

  13. SaigonSun says:

    Let’s not forget Carroll was drafting kids he tried to recruit, or interested in when he was at USC. All of those are in the pros now. This class is new to him. Starting this draft on, we will find out if PC is truly a talent evaluating genius, or just another. …. Losing this “drunkard” will hurt us one way or another. He did an awesome job for us. I sure hope he doesn’t take any other of our scouts with him.

  14. yankinta says:

    tchristensen,, why is that cold? It is what I’ve seen/read. I was not trying to be mean or making things up. I said I was sad for him that he can’t sober up.

  15. freedom_X says:

    Funny people only mention McCloughan’s personal failings when he decides to leave. I guess all that stuff was a-OK if he had stuck around.

    The players McCloughan drafted with the 49ers are all critical pieces of the current winning squad. (though Goldson is now gone.) Take 4 of the top 10 players off the Seattle roster and tell me how good Seattle is – that’s the impact those McCloughan players have on the 49er roster.

  16. yankinta says:

    freedom_X,, lol, no one knows for a fact that McCloughan hand picked the to 4 players on Seahawks Roster.

    One thing we know for a Fact is that RW was handpicked by JS….

  17. Dude likes leaving teams right before the draft.

  18. MoSeahawk12 says:

    As with Wilson, nobody here really knows why McCloughan decided to leave. Calling him a drunk and other related names is disrespectful. This man has been a very strong influence on this team. If he did leave for personal reason, those reasons are personal and that’s between him and JS. Maybe he needed time away for family illness or whatever. He has done a great job for this team and maybe he comes back in the future. No need to be disrespectful to one of the guys that helped build our current team.

  19. freedom_X says:

    It’s the ingrate attitude prevalent for many fans. If Russell Wilson demanded a trade or quit football to play baseball for the Rangers – the same fans that say “give Wilson space” or “he’s still a great guy” would turn on him in an instant.

    For those who lack reading comprehension skills – someone asked “what did the 49ers win with the players McCloughan picked?” Referring to the bad pre-Harbaugh record of the 49ers.

    The answer is another question, “what would the 49ers be winning now without the players the McCloughan picked?” Referring to the record under Harbaugh. Does Harbaugh have as great a record as he does without Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Joe Staley, and Patrick Willis? (plus some help from Goldson in past years.)

    It’s a separate topic as to the impact McCloughan had on the Seattle roster, but it’s another ingrate attitude to think he was unimportant or irrelevant.

    Carroll and Schneider aren’t going to keep a guy around for 4+ years unless he’s doing something important and beneficial for the team.

  20. yankinta says:

    lol, calm down people… smh..

    McCloughan will be missed of course. Losing McCloughan does not make our FO better. But it doesn’t mean we’re in trouble either… that’s all I’m saying.

    Some people just can’t handle the truth… smh….

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