The Chicago Bears contacted 15 general managers and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through this process, we look at each of the potential clients.
The team announced that Ed Dodds was interviewed for the position of general manager on Monday.
<знак класса="hl_orange">Ed Dodds
Title: Assistant General Manager of the Indianapolis Colts
Dodds joined the Colts as vice president of player personnel, and a year later they promoted him to assistant general manager. Dodds spent 10 seasons (2007-16) with the Seattle Seahawks, and in his final two years became a senior personnel manager. He began working in the Professional Personnel department in 2007 and moved to the South Central Scout College, eventually becoming Cross Controller and then National Scout. Dodds broke into the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and spent four seasons with them. In college, Dodds was a student coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
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Dodds has a reputation for being an experienced and tireless scout. He was considered a valuable member of the Seahawks and helped create two Super Bowl rosters while working for general manager John Schneider, who didn’t want to lose him to the Colts. As the right-hand man of CEO Chris Ballard in Indianapolis, Dodds’ name has surfaced in January of recent years. Last year, the Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions interviewed him for a job at GM. Two years ago, Dodds turned down an interview with the Cleveland Browns.
Dodds’ name has grown in popularity in recent years and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before he gets the opportunity to become a grandmaster.
What was said
“He’s incredible when it comes to communicating with coaches and monitoring a player’s condition,” Ballard told The Athletic. “Being able to watch a tape and know, ‘This guy will do.’ Ed is a huge asset to us. He’s pretty good at his job.”