Ed Dodds, the Colts’ assistant GM, has decided to turn down an offer to interview for the Brown’s GM position according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The Colts won’t be losing their assistant GM after all. Ed Dodds decided to turn down an interview for the Brown’s GM position and will be staying put in Indianapolis. Dodds’ reportedly believes that there is “unfinished business” in Indy and wants to see it through.
While this is good news for the Colts, I’m not entirely sure that’s the sole reason Dodds turned down the interview. The Browns are the most incompetent organization in the league. They already hired a head coach before getting a GM, making it a backwards hire.
If Dodds did take the job, he wouldn’t have the luxury of hiring his own guy. He also wouldn’t be lead dog with football decisions, as that title belongs to Paul DePodesta. Dodds will likely wait until another organization has an opening to take an interview.
He’s also not wrong about there being unfinished business in Indy. Along with Chris Ballard, he helped lay the groundwork for what the team has become. They have had a couple of good draft classes, and clearly Dodds wants to see them succeed more than they have.
Dodds, like the rest of the Colts, can’t be happy with the team’s 7-9 finish in 2019. That will make the scouting that they have done for the 2020 draft that much more important. They have to nail some draft picks, because this team has a lot of holes that need filled.
The Colts are happy to have Dodds stay. Now let’s see if he can help the Colts win more games.