For some fans a bad dream has come true, the Cleveland Browns officially named Mike Lombardi as the teams G.M.. When Lombardi was hired by the Browns, his title was vice president of player personnel . Things have changed since the team hired Lombardi on January 18th, he is now the team’s G.M.. The Browns added Ray Farmer to the front office staff and gave him the title of assistant G.M.. If you listen to the way Joe Banner describes Farmer’s duties you would think the team has little faith in their G.M. Lombardi.
Banner says that Farmer give the team a voice. He went on to say that Farmer is good at being a top-tier player evaluator in the NFL. He came from the Chiefs, how good can he be? The Browns are bringing in all kinds of people who have a track record of losing a lot of games in the NFL. Maybe they feel it is time for everyone to turn things around. The Browns certainly have a lot of losing season to turn around. Why not gather up a bunch of people who have been losing in the NFL and let them have a crack at winning too.
It is funny that the draft is just about a month and a half away and the Cleveland Browns are still bringing in people to help the team evaluate talent. Lombardi’s record as a talent evaluator in the NFL leave little to be desired. With the addition of Farmer maybe the team can pull off some moves to bring a couple of guys that can help make a difference on the team. The defensive secondary could certainly use a couple of play makers, lets hope the New G.M. and Assistant G.M. can get the job done.
Come April 26th when the 2013 NFL draft takes place it is going to be interesting to see what move the team will make. This will be the first draft with the teams new ownership in place. Lets hope they did their homework and pick some great players to help the Browns get to winning in the NFL. We all know what kind of player evaluator Lombardi was on the NFL network. All he did was to upset all the Weeden lovers when he made his feelings known on National television.
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