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#1 BRAWNDO

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

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#Browns blockbuster announcement: Ray Farmer promoted to GM, Joe Banner to step down as CEO, GM Michael Lombardi to leave team.


Anyone think their New HC maybe having second thoughts?

#2 GunnerBill

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

Michael Lombardi has been a disaster.  Who could have predicted that?  Well.... anyone who listened to the nonsense he spouted on NFL Network maybe?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:07 AM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 11 February 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

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#Browns blockbuster announcement: Ray Farmer promoted to GM, Joe Banner to step down as CEO, GM Michael Lombardi to leave team.


Anyone think their New HC maybe having second thoughts?
No, I think he must be thrilled

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

View PostGunnerBill, on 11 February 2014 - 10:06 AM, said:

Michael Lombardi has been a disaster.  Who could have predicted that?  Well.... anyone who listened to the nonsense he spouted on NFL Network maybe?

Well he did get the Colts to give up a first for Richardson and after being ripped initially for it ended up looking like a good move on his part

Other then that the Browns are a mess. I think Pettine lasts two years there but can't blame the guy bc the jump in salary alone from coordinator to head coach is worth the chance

Edited by Max997, 11 February 2014 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

The clowns

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:13 AM

id be curious to see the reaction of the gentleman from the pettine hiring thread that was pretty gung ho on the front office there

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:16 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 11 February 2014 - 10:13 AM, said:

id be curious to see the reaction of the gentleman from the pettine hiring thread that was pretty gung ho on the front office there
The FO is better now that Banner and Lombardi are out. 1 million times over.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Browns made the playoffs this year.

How's the saying go? Even a blind squirrel find a nut?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:19 AM

View PostGunnerBill, on 11 February 2014 - 10:06 AM, said:

Michael Lombardi has been a disaster.  Who could have predicted that?  Well.... anyone who listened to the nonsense he spouted on NFL Network maybe?
Anyone who looked at his tenure with Oakland maybe?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

View PostMax997, on 11 February 2014 - 10:09 AM, said:

Well he did get the Colts to give up a first for Richardson and after being ripped initially for it ended up looking like a good move on his part

Other then that the Browns are a mess. I think Pettine lasts two years there but can't blame the guy bc the jump in salary alone from coordinator to head coach is worth the chance
While it looks good from the perspective that TRich hasn't done anything in Indy, we still don't know whether it will be good for the Browns until we see what player they get with that pick. Right now, all we know is that they traded the #3 overall pick in the 2012 draft (which was actually their #4 overall pick, + their fourth, fifth and seventh-round picks in 2012 since they traded up to #3) for... the #26 overall pick in the 2014 draft. That and their running game was worse this year than it was when TRich was there. So, we don't know how the trade will benefit them until next season when we watch whoever they take at 26 play.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 11 February 2014 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

I think this is a good move...although scary if your a Browns fan. More turnovers then a pastry shop...


That franchise seems more cursed then the Buffalo Bills, as at least the Bills made it to a SB.  :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:27 AM

If Farmer had been the GM, I wonder if they would have fired Chud and let the rest of the staff leave after just one year.  If not, Pettine would still be here.  It is what it is.  I hope that Schwartz ends up being a better DC than Pettine.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:27 AM

They may be better off without Lombardi and Banner running the show, but just the sequence of events makes you come to the realization that the franchise is really in disarray.  What a mess...every time you think the Bills are incompetant, remember this...feel a little bad for Browns fans, they deserve better than this. When the Bills do finally change hands of ownership, lets just hope it works out...having enough money to own a team does not necessarily equip one with the ability to run it well...

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:29 AM

View PostPeter, on 11 February 2014 - 10:27 AM, said:

If Farmer had been the GM, I wonder if they would have fired Chud and let the rest of the staff leave after just one year.  If not, Pettine would still be here.  It is what it is.  I hope that Schwartz ends up being a better DC than Pettine.

They fired Chud b/c he wasn't 'their guy.' And now Pettine is in the same boat.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:30 AM

I am puzzled.

Why would these guys be so involved in the new coaching search when they were going to get canned?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:32 AM

It is definitely the right move, just so much change over it is ridiculous. So close to the draft, just really bad. You have new systems, philosophies, etc.... again.

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 11 February 2014 - 10:30 AM, said:

I am puzzled.

Why would these guys be so involved in the new coaching search when they were going to get canned?
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So glad Banner and Lombardi were allowed to fire and hire the next HC before they left. Brilliant management.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

Ray Farmer looks like a very good future GM. He just may not be ready for the job. It looks to me that Farmer backed out of the Dolphins job because he knew he would get the Browns job soon. Haslam probably thought he'd end up with the two clowns he hired and lose the one guy that had a decent future. It looks like another in an endless series of retarded moves, but this one is probably a good one in the long run.  Although, again, he just may not be ready. The Chiefs, and Browns last year didn't think so.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 11 February 2014 - 10:37 AM, said:

Ray Farmer looks like a very good future GM. He just may not be ready for the job. It looks to me that Farmer backed out of the Dolphins job because he knew he would get the Browns job soon. Haslam probably thought he'd end up with the two clowns he hired and lose the one guy that had a decent future. It looks like another in an endless series of retarded moves, but this one is probably a good one in the long run.  Although, again, he just may not be ready. The Chiefs, and Browns last year didn't think so.
Also, Stephen Ross called him "Roy" throughout his interview :bag:

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

Is this what the end of the Buddy nix saga looked like on the outside?