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.
IF YOU KNOW what to look for, Scot Mc Cloughan's farmhouse is easy to find. The land near the Nooksack River in Ferndale, Washington, about 90 minutes north of Seattle, is vast and remote.
When I arrive on a November evening, I drive past Mc Cloughan's house to the dead end of a dark road.
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.
His report on Russell Wilson for the Seahawks a few years ago read: "Obviously we are really interested in passers with better height, but this guy may just be the exception to the rule. It's why he named his business Instinctive Scouting.