The Green Bay Packers have a new general manager, and from his opening press conference on Monday he will have a very different style, both in terms of roster construction and in terms of his presentation to Packers fans.
Gutekunst made it very clear that he plans to approach free agency much more aggressively than his predecessor, Ted Thompson did. After his second year in Green Bay, Thompson barely ever signed an unrestricted free agent from another team, and Gutekunst will take a different approach to building a roster. “There was a foundation of draft, develop, and retain our core players that won’t change a whole lot,” Gutekunst said, “but I do think I will lead in my own personality.”
As far as what that entails, he said that he expects the team to be more agressive “in certain areas,” emphasizing that “we’re not going to leave any stone unturned in terms of player acquisition.”
Kind of disappointed Eliot Wolf didn't get the job because it would have been such a cool story... Wolf is being courted by the Browns to work under John Dorsey. But I am happy Russ Ball didn't get it, so whatever.
Enjoyed his interview and expecting big things from the Packers. Now we just need to fill out our coaching staff.