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Michael Lombardi Joins New England Patriots As Assistant To Coaching Staff

Michael Lombardi officially joined the New England Patriots on Thursday. Lombardi’s official title with the Patriots is “assistant to the coaching staff.” Lombardi was expected to have a front office role since he has never served in a coaching capacity. Lombardi traveled with head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator Josh...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi spotted at Boston airport with Patriots brass

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston,  former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi is at Boston’s airport with people from the Patriots front office.  It sounds like they’re getting ready to head to Indy for the combine. About to board flight to Indy from Boston. Ex-Browns GM...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Deal between the Patriots and Michael Lombardi is “basically a done deal”

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe,  it looks like Michael Lombardi will be joining the Patriots front office sooner rather than later. source: Michael Lombardi joining #Patriots is basically done deal…essentially formalizes relationship Lombardi/Belichick had pre-2013...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots expected to hire Michael Lombardi

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland,  the Patriots are expected to hire Michael Lombardi after he was fired as the Browns general manager on Tuesday. Michael Lombardi expected to take a personnel job with Patriots – his exact title still being worked out; @NEPD_Loyko...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

10 most dysfunctional NFL teams

Tuesday’s move by the Cleveland Browns to relieve Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi of their posts sent shockwaves through the NFL. There’s little doubt the dysfunction within the Browns’ organization is some of the most robust in the league, but where do the Browns rank among the other dysfunctional franchises in the league? Let’s take a look. Dishonorable Mentions: Tennessee...
Via This Given Sunday
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Browns are right to lay low with Lombardi

There’s no getting around the fact that Michael Lombardi was a controversial hire for the Cleveland Browns. Lombardi’s previous history in Cleveland as well as his presumed track record – including a very long stint off of any team payrolls – is plenty of reason to give the fan-base and the Cleveland media pause at minimum. Even those who support the Cleveland Browns’ hire...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns make additional front-office changes

Michael Lombardi might have to quit putting titles on business cards as he now has his third title in six weeks. Lombardi, who was named Vice PresidentPlayer Personnel on January 18, 2013is now the teams General Manager. Before joining the Browns, he was an analyst on the NFL Network. Meanwhile, Ray Farmer was named the Assistant General Manager. In his role, Farmer will work closely...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts Around The League On Mike Lombardi

Following the unpopular hire of Michael Lombardi as VP of player personnel by the Browns yesterday morning, several league coaches, TV announcers, and former players have positive things to say about the Browns’ hire and Lombardi’s football knowledge. Former Raiders quarterback and current CBS analyst Rich Gannon: “Going back to when we were together in Oakland, there was a...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hiring of Lombardi raises eyebrows

BEREA, Ohio - The latest re-shaping of the perennially-losing and perpetually-changing Cleveland Browns, a process that officially started with new owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner taking over last October, is now complete at the highest levels. Last week's hiring of Rob Chudzinski as head coach made sense, even as it didn't make much of a national splash. The newest...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Grossi: “Barring a setback to the Browns, Chip Kelly is the next coach”

Tony Grossi of made an appearance on The Hooligans  on 850 ESPN Radio in Cleveland indicated that it looks like Chip Kelly will be the Browns new head coach.“I think it’s all over. Barring a setback to the Browns, Chip Kelly is the next coach,” said Grossi.“I think it’s going to be a Chip Kelly, Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi front office,” continued...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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