Found March 15, 2012 on Cleveland Sports 360:
The Cleveland Browns stood by and watched as Mike “Pops” Adams signs with the Denver Broncos. The Cleveland Fans have seen two players leave Cleveland in the past two days through free agency. Mike Adams is the one who will be missed the most, he was a very productive part of the Cleveland Browns pass defense that finished the season ranked second in the NFL, with that being said the Cleveland fans find it a difficult pill to swallow watching the news report Mike Adams left the Cleveland Browns. Fans think Browns team President Mike Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert are wreaking the team. I’m here to tell the fans just hold on for a minute and think about what you’re saying. Holmgren and Heckert do not want to lose football games. These guys want to win. Today as the Browns hosted season ticket holders Holmgren said the time is now. Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert are committed to building a team in Cleveland that will win football games period. Neither of of these guys enjoy...

Holmgren/Heckert on Colt McCoy: “Sorry we didn’t get RG3. The Skins cheated. It is what it is. Um, Colt has a big ceiling. Hang in there.”

Mike Holmgren, via PFT: “Honestly, when [Robert Griffin III to Cleveland] didn’t happen I think there are reasons that I can’t go into right now, but there is a very close relationship between the people getting the deal done and the people who offered.  And I’m not sure anything we offered would have been good enough. We were very, very aggressive and it didn’t work,”...

DB Mike Adams signs with Denver- not offered a contract by Browns

The Denver Broncos have signed former Browns CB/S Mike Adams according to reports, and by Adams himself via his twitter account- “clev didnt offer a contract for me 2 stay, so now im a Bronco. I went hard every play 4 u clev! I will miss that locker room, and the fans!” Adams reportedly had other visits scheduled, but Denver couldn’t let the veteran leave without a deal....

Holmgren on Browns’ offer to Rams: “I’m not sure any offer was going to be good enough”

Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert spoke with season ticket holders earlier today on a conference call (which is now available to listen to on the team’s website) about free agency and the upcoming draft. In that call, Holmgren addressed the Rams trade with Washington and why the Browns didn’t make the move. “What we offered for the pick was every bit the offer that was chosen...

Holmgren and Heckert face their fans

In a conference call session with President Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert season ticket holders were able to ask questions regarding the Browns with the teams top two decision makers. The call lasted close to an hour. Randy, a season ticket holder since 1999 asked Holmgren about the trade to move up to the second spot to take Robert Griffin III and Holmgren confirmed the Browns...

Free Agency: DB Mike Adams to visit Denver

Having already met with free agent safety Brandon Meriweather, the Denver Broncos will now host another safety.  The team is going to have Cleveland Browns defensive back Mike Adams in for a visit, per Adams. Headed to arpt clev fans.. Unfortunately not to clev…i will visit DENVER…. — Mike Pops Adams (@MDOTADAMS20) March 14, 2012 Safety has been an area of need for Denver...

Mike Holmgren thinks Rams-Redskins Robert Griffin III trade was an inside job

Mike Holmgren says his Browns made a strong attempt to acquire the second overall pick in the draft from the Rams, but he believes they lost out to the Redskins because of personal relationships. Holmgren is the president of the Browns and he told the team’s season ticket holders on a conference call that Cleveland was very aggressive in its pursuit of the No. 2 overall pick ...

NFL Free Agency: Peyton Hillis got paid… a little bit

When Mike Holmgren stated that sometimes it is good for both sides to have a fresh start, he really meant it. Right or wrong, there should be no question going forward just how little the Browns wanted Peyton Hillis back. The Chiefs got themselves a really good speculative bargain in their reported 1-year $3 million deal. Per a source with knowledge of the contracts, Hillis receives...

Tired of hearing the Redskins overpaid for RG3 and Pierre Garcon? Read this.

Mike Holmgren told me everything I need to know about the Washington Redskins trade-up for the Rams' slot in the 2012 NFL Draft. Why else would the president of the Cleveland Browns have to explain to season ticket holders that he lost the bid to trade up for the rights to Robert Griffin III? "I'm not going to tell you exactly what we offered, but I will say what we...

Browns Offered ‘Every Bit’ for RG3

Browns team president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert met with season ticket holders via conference call on March 15 and covered a wide variety of topics.

Browns' fans feel a draft, and shiver

If there's one thing Browns' fans have learned during this free agency period, it's that you can't call GM Tom Heckert a liar. Heckert said last week that the franchise would not make a big splash in the market. The NFL's high-priced free agent bazaar opened on Tuesday at 4 p.m., and true to their word, the Browns weren't waiting to rush inside with checkbook...
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