Mc Cloughan admits he misses on players more often than he hits. " Disarmed by Mc Cloughan's openness, the player explained that, when he was 5 years old, he had a headache and his mother gave him a joint. Clockwise from top left: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports; Al Bello/Getty Images; Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images; Damian Strohmeyer/AP Images; Tony Avelar/AP Images; Damian Strohmeyer/AP Images HE WAS RAISED to work hard and play hard and, when in doubt, work harder and play harder.But to sit next to him is to be in the company of a kind of football savant, deftly mixing technical observations with X-rated yarns about players and coaches he's met through the years. His father, Kent, a former Pro Bowler, played cornerback for the Raiders and was later such a valuable scout for the team that Al Davis wouldn't let him retire."Life is good," he says, making it easy to forget why he's on a farm in Ferndale, nowhere near an NFL front office.
When Scot was 14, he tore up his left knee, ending his football career, which to this day brings him to tears.
He talks to them every day, and before they hang up he asks them to pray. Each of the three teams for which he has worked in his 20 years in the NFL -- the Packers, two stints with the Seahawks, and the 49ers -- has reached the Super Bowl during his tenure or shortly afterward.
Mc Cloughan had a part in drafting six players who were on the Pro Bowl roster last season, including Patrick Willis and Vernon Davis. uncanny" gift, in the words of his mentor and former boss Ron Wolf.
In one, son Caden, 15, leans into his dad's chest as confetti falls after last season's Super Bowl; in another, twin daughters Adison and Avery, 11.
They live in Northern California with their mother, Scot's ex, Kelli.