Cleveland has seen an influx of management from Green Bay. First was the hiring of new GM John Dorsey who had been a scout for Green Bay. Dorsey had built relationships in Green Bay and that continues to benefit the Cleveland Browns.
First came Alonzo Highsmith who was a senior personnel executive with the Packers. Highsmith has spent 19 years serving in the Packers front office. His scouting and the ability to recognize talent has been praised around the NFL.
The next rumored to migrate toward Cleveland is Elliott Wolf. Wolf has been promoted five times under the current General Manager, Ted Thompson of the Packers. Wolf is the son of former Packers’ GM Ron Wolf, who is hailed as turning around the franchise in the 90’s. Dorsey built a relationship with Wolf during his years serving as a scout for the Packers. Wolf has spent his career working for the Green and Gold. If he were to leave it would have lasting effects. Wolf interviewed for the GM position that was given to Brian Gutekunst.
The rebuild of the front office for the Browns is focusing on football minded executives who can recognize and recruit talent. This seems to be the focus and one desperately needed in Cleveland.
The Haslams are on the hot seat with the Cleveland fan base for previous decisions or lack thereof. Recruiting proven football minded execs can only infuse experience and the love of football so desperately needed in Cleveland.