Remember when we had a GM with balls who was able to stand up to players who demanded full control over the franchise?
In fairness, Aaron did have three years to prepare whereas the new guy had two, with one being the covid year, thus barely any training camp. But still.
Talk about selling the franchise's soul. There better be more to this story.
That is one thing I admired about the Ron Wolf years. He had that confidence to say "I'll accept the job providing I have full control over football operations", and to his credit, Bob Harlan said the right answer. I say to his credit because previously the board of CEO dweebs kept their fingers in football business and instead of sticking to the business of football.
My hope is once Mark Murphy is replaced, the new CEO knows his role and stays the F out of football affairs. I know other organizations succeed with this everyone report to CEO/President but I just think it's cleaner for us to have everyone pointing to the GM.
I think Russ Ball and Matt LaFleur should be reporting to Brian Gutekunst rather than all three of them reporting to a CEO.
I also think if Brian Gutekunst was in full control, the whole Rodgers thing would be easier to predict. Right now we're not sure if Murphy pulling strings or what.