The Chicago Bears contacted 13 general managers and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through this process, we look at each of the potential customers.
Ed Dodds will interview for the general manager position on Monday, according to the NFL Network.
<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. Dodds began working in the Professional Personnel department in 2007 and moved into college, scouting the South and Central, eventually becoming a Cross Controller and then a 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.
The Dodds name has only gained momentum in recent years and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before he gets the opportunity to become a grandmaster.
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“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 fit.” Ed is a huge asset to us. He’s pretty good at his job.”