When the Browns brass hired Michael Lombardi as the team’s G.M. many including myself were thinking, “Oh No here we go again.” We were quick to second guess the new ownerships decision in bringing in a guy who doesn’t have the best track record in the NFL.
This was the guy who benched Kosar, this was the guy who picked one of the biggest busts in the history of the NFL, paid him a ton of money and watched him do nothing good for the Raiders. Why on God’s green earth would the Browns bring Michael Lombardi back to Cleveland?
The team had to hid him from the media and they would do everything in their power to stop him from speaking when he was in front of the media. Joe Banner labeled Lombardi a lightning rod.
Maybe we were a little too quick in passing judgement in this guy, this time around. We had to be judging him on his past performances and we knew we didn’t like what we saw.
Again his past spoke volumes and as fans in Cleveland, we are trained to always expect the worse when it comes to our sports teams.
It is looking as though Lombardi is a new and improved version of the guy he used to be. He did know Weeden wasn’t the answer as the Browns starting QB and he did bring in Brain Hoyer and again us in the media were quick to jump to conclusions.
I for one want to apologize to Michael Lombardi. It is beginning to look obvious that your time in the broadcast both has taught you something about football. You knew Weeden could not get the job done in Cleveland and you went out and found what looks like an great alternative.
Once I saw Hoyer in the Chicago game, I quickly realized this kid was the best option to lead the Cleveland Browns this season. Lombardi, congratulations on surprising us all with a good decision. We as fans hope you can continue to do so.
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