An interesting article from PFW, check it out and discuss--
The last thing the Niners needed was to lose their primary decision maker just five weeks before an NFL draft in which they own a pair of mid-round picks (13th and 17th) in the first round. But the way we're hearing it from numerous league insiders, Scot McCloughan simply gave the team little choice but to end a relationship that has been on shaky ground behind the scenes for some time now.
"They needed to the save the organization from themselves," one rival top-level NFL executive familiar with the operation told PFW regarding the imminent removal of McCloughan, who was promoted to the Niners' GM post in 2008 after serving the previous three years as the team's VP of player personnel.
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