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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: Lombardi Reply with quote

Thoughts on a return by Lombardi to Cleveland. I'm guessing more folks would prefer to keep Heckert around.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/31/mixed-views-on-possible-lombardi-return-to-cleveland/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Lombardi was bad in his first go-around as Browns GM. I'd hope that if we decide to replace Heckert that it would be with someone better than Lombardi. Props to Grossi for wording it well:

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“If Banner now is seriously considering Lombardi as a replacement for Heckert, who is eminently more qualified and can draft rings around Lombardi, then the Browns’ fortunes are not as promising as I once thought.”

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the impression that JH3 is thorough enough to not just take Banner's input as the gospel. I don't drink the Heckert Kool-Aid, but he is light-years better than Lombardi.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lombardi himself was on a Cleveland sports radio program the other day denying any contact or interest from the Browns.

He went on to say that there were several media types who would not allow him to succeed (translated: they called me out for failure).

Looks like Grossi is one of them, and for good reason.

Tommy Vardell 9th overall. Over Leon Searcy.
Steve Everett 14th overall. Over Michael Strahan, Robert Smith, et al.
Antonio Langham 9th overall; Derrick Alexander 29th overall. Over Aaron Glenn and Isaac Bruce.
Craig Powell 30th overall. Traded down twice and missed Ty Law, Korey Stringer and Derrick Brooks.

I'm convinced you could get better results drawing names out of a hat than what Lombardi would give you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainslicer says: Oct 31, 2012 12:17 PM

"Lombardi is an idiot. Period."


No more needs to be said.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well if haslam hires lombardi over heckert how did he make a billion?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mtmmike wrote:
well if haslam hires lombardi over heckert how did he make a billion?


Owning gas stations does not equal running a football team.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nugpimpen wrote:
mtmmike wrote:
well if haslam hires lombardi over heckert how did he make a billion?


Owning gas stations does not equal running a football team.


yes you are suppose to be smart if you make a billion dollars.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mtmmike wrote:
nugpimpen wrote:
mtmmike wrote:
well if haslam hires lombardi over heckert how did he make a billion?


Owning gas stations does not equal running a football team.


yes you are suppose to be smart if you make a billion dollars.

But why make billions when you can make... millions?



Lombardi may have been a marginal (at best) GM while actively employed in the league, but at least he's really arrogant. Shocked Hopefully, this is just a baseless rumor.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't even wanna post on this topic. The very thought of this makes me sick.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bulldog wrote:
I don't even wanna post on this topic. The very thought of this makes me sick.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please God, no.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mtmmike wrote:
nugpimpen wrote:
mtmmike wrote:
well if haslam hires lombardi over heckert how did he make a billion?


Owning gas stations does not equal running a football team.


yes you are suppose to be smart if you make a billion dollars.


Just because he's a great business man, doesn't mean he won't make a mistake or two as an owner.

Let's hope this isn't one of them.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am i correct in feeling that every week that passes in which Heckert is still with the team, the better the chances are that Banner / Haslam have decided to keep him? I'm sure I don't need to go into why it's more important to hire a new GM now than wait until the offseason, but I just get the feeling that if Heckert is here come college bowl season, he'll be kept.
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