Chargers begin interviewing GM candidates

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm •  Published: January 2, 2013

However, with several teams looking for coaches and GMs, the Chargers said their group "will remain as flexible as necessary to attract the best possible candidates for both positions."

Wolf said he's gotten more than 50 calls about the GM job since Monday.

"My phone hasn't stopped ringing. That's an indication of how the people within the league view the opportunity to go to work for the Chargers," Wolf said.

As Packers GM, Wolf hired Mike Holmgren as coach, traded for Brett Favre and built a team that played in consecutive Super Bowls, beating New England after the 1996 season and losing to Denver after the 1997 season.

Wolf reiterated that he is not a candidate for the Chargers' job.

"The game's gone by me," he said. "From a standpoint I'm talking about of endurance, I don't have that anymore, like I used to have."

Wolf said he'll advise Dean Spanos to interview as many people as possible.

"At some point you're going to come across the guy that just knocks your socks off. When that happens, you know you've reached the person you want to hire," Wolf said.

Part of the process will be asking candidates who they like as coaches, Wolf said.

Smith and Turner were fired after the Chargers finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs for the third straight season.