PFW: Ruskell Won’t Return

Apologies for the delay on posting this, was at the in-laws mowing down some turkey.

Pro Football Weekly is reporting that Tim Ruskell has been informed that he will not be re-signed as GM and President of Football Operations of your Seattle Seahawks. This melds with earlier reports that no talks had yet been carried out between him and the organization. From the article:

Inside sources have told PFW that beleaguered Seahawks GM Tim Ruskell, who is in the final year of his contract, has been told that he will not be re-signed after this season. With Ruskell now reportedly splitting the scene at season’s end, the door appears to have opened for Mike Holmgren to return to the Seahawks as the head of football operations.

I know a lot of you hate Ruskell, and I have recently moved to the side that says he should not be back, but it is kind of a sad day. Experiment Ruskell has, indeed, failed (if the report is to be believed). I do think that Tim Ruskell has brought in a boatload of talent to this team, and if he does not return, the future performance of this defense will have a lot to do with him for at least two to four years. Once the move is official and a successor is named, we’ll obviously start breaking down likely moves. In the meantime, who do you want to see at the Helm?