According to the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter, Indianapolis Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown has been informed that he is no longer a candidate for the Atlanta Falcons open general manager position—having interviewed last week:
#Colts Morocco Brown was called today an informed he did not get the #Falcons job. The Brown camp believes it’s down to Rick Smith and Fontenot. (Holmes is also a finalist.) https://t.co/Sl610pzIx3— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) January 13, 2021
Brown joined the Colts in 2017 and previously worked for the Cleveland Browns as VP of Player Personnel (2014-15), Washington Football Team as Director of Player Personnel (2008-14), and Chicago Bears as an Assistant Director of Pro Personnel (2001-07).
Brown actually received his start in the NFL with the Colts as a scouting intern many years back in 2000. Both Brown and Colts general manager Chris Ballard worked together with the Chicago Bears, so there was familiarity already between the two prior to Brown re-joining the Colts organization.
Meanwhile, Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds completed his interview for the Detroit Lions vacant general manager position on Tuesday:
#Lions have completed a General Manager interview with the following candidate: pic.twitter.com/KS2leFFTle— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 12, 2021
The fact that the Colts have two football/scouting operations execs interviewing for some of the NFL’s premier leadership positions speaks to the overall success and talent of their department in recent seasons. Ballard has assembled and maintained a rock star group.