Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/14/13
Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi doesn’t want to take his time rebuild the team, he wants to win now. He can feel the pressure from the fans that haven’t had a playoff caliber team in over ten years. Lombardi wasn’t a popular choice when CEO Joe Tanner selected him to be in charge of personnel, and he feels the pressure from his first stint in Cleveland that didn’t produce great results. However, Lombardi has been defiant in the face of the lack of confidence the fans have shown. He says he has a plan, not a long term down the road plan, a system that should get the Browns up and competing in 2013. “I’m not sitting up here saying I’ve got a five-year plan, this is going to work. I’m telling you we’re building something. I’m not saying it’s for the future because I think it’s all going to come down to us making sure we make good decisions and moving forward. And I’m not asking for any more patience than anyone else,” Lombardi said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal. “I’m just saying we’re going to build this thing the right way so we can sustain success. We’re certainly, by no means, thinking about giving up on the season …We’re going to go in there and compete. We’ve got some pieces to compete with. This team last year was in a lot of close games, had a lot of opportunities in the fourth quarter. I think we can build on that.”  
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