Post-Ruskell era begins Thursday

Seahawks president and general manager Tim Ruskell, apparently unsettled by recent reports about his potential ouster, pushed ownership for an answer about his long-term future with the organization.

The answer he got wasn't the one he wanted.

The team has called a news conference for Thursday to announce that Ruskell will lose his job. I would expect team officials to provide more details during the news conference. My understanding is that the move has nothing to do with any immediate plans to bring back Mike Holmgren in an executive role, but this is a fluid situation, obviously, and things can change quickly.

Ruskell has a reputation for being a bit of a worrier. The business of football can be a brutal one. In the end, Ruskell apparently figured losing his job right now beat twisting in the wind.

Much more to come on this one.