Zolak & Bertrand: Who makes sense as the next Patriots’ GM?
I wouldn’t rule out talking to the likes of Dave Ziegler and Jon Robinson…
Marc Bertrand: I don’t have the answer for who the GM should be. If they’re blowing everybody out of here, I know I don’t want Nick Caserio, which Ben Volin wrote about at the start of the week. I’m all set with that.
Hardy: I’m kind of all set with anything that’s already been here. Unless it was somebody who is in like direct opposition to Bill and has it on record of the moves that they wanted to do that Bill vetoed that would have been, in hindsight, great moves. If that person is in the building or has been in the building and can show documentation saying, oh, I was here and I wanted this guy and this guy and this guy and I got overruled on all three. If you can show me some kind of a track record, fine.
Marc Bertrand: (Dave) Ziegler might be that guy, and he’s out of a job now.
Hardy: Otherwise, is there anybody that’s been here or anybody who is here right now that you would feel comfortable in turning things over to?
Marc Bertrand: I think so. I don’t think it’s like a blanket statement that if you ever had anything to do with the front office here, that you’re excluded. I would sort of say there are some guys in there that might be worth taking a look at.
Hardy: Matt Groh?
Marc Bertrand: No, no, no, no, no, no. Not Matt Groh. I don’t know, I’d talk to Jon Robinson. I would talk to Ziegler, I would talk to guys that were here. But I’m not keeping the ones that are currently at the top. So no, Matt Groh is out. Same for Bill. And Nick Caserio, no.
Joe Murray: I like Adam Peters from the 49ers, you know, what he’s doing with that team. I just think that’s a guy that could come in, he’s been a part of that system. Belichick loves that Shanahan offense. He tried to instill it a year ago. I think that’s one guy that that I would take a look at. And then, you know, if you just look at whatever is going on in Philadelphia, somebody from there is probably an option considering the way that they built the team through the draft and in free agency. But it’s got to be somebody from outside the organization guys. If they’re going to move on, I feel like they need completely new blood here.