Tim Ruskell Making a Difference … In Chicago


Dan Pompeii of The Chicago Tribune wrote an article today about former Seattle Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell.

Of course, Tim Ruskell signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Bears back in May following his resignation in Seattle. Ruskell, who was the President of Football Operations in Seattle, holds the title of Personnel Director in Chicago.

According to Pompeii, Tim Ruskell is going to have a huge impact in Chicago. As a part of significant front office restructuring, Ruskell brings a new philosophy and has systematically changed the way the organization scouts.

From Pompeii:

"Ruskell’s impact on this organization can be significant and lasting."

I never bashed Tim Ruskell during his tenure in Seattle. In fact, I usually supported his decisions. But nine wins in two seasons isn’t enough to keep your job in the National Football League.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but I’m now beginning to second guess some of Ruskell’s decisions. And part of me is excited a new regime has taken over in Seattle.

Ruskell may have a “significant and lasting” impact in Chicago, but that doesn’t guarantee everything will be positive.

Shaun Dolence: dolencesm@gmail.com
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