May 03, 2006

Foley is Not Good

The Minnesota Vikings apparently are on the verge of firing director of player personnel Fran Foley, who held the position for only about three months and just supervised his first NFL draft only three days ago.

Foley did have an alleged resume-falsification problem, the same thing that felled Reggie Fowler's bid to buy the team last year. But apparently the team also had a problem with Foley's performance running the draft, during which the Vikes reached, big time, for two of the three players they took. In Foley's defense, though, unlike the previous regime he at least made the picks on time.

This decision seems to fit with owner Zygi Wilf's general, post-Smootgate zero-tolerance policy towards any malfeasance whatsoever. But when was the last time a GM was fired, before the season, for screwing up one draft? Matt Millen still hasn't been fired from Detroit, and he's screwed up like five drafts.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 3, 2006 08:23 AM
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