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For the Browns, This Year’s Draft is the Most Important in Recent History

Analyzing the status of the Cleveland Browns in today’s NFL can be a mind-boggling experience. Seemingly flush with talent on both sides of the ball, this team simply can’t get over the hump. Over the past few years, Cleveland’s front office has done a tremendous job acquiring additional picks in order to rebuild a team that has seen itself mixed in mediocrity over the years...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Show Interest In Free-Agent Pass-Rusher Jabaal Sheard

Michael Lombardi’s influence on the New England Patriots has extended into 2015 free agency. The Patriots are “in the running” for Cleveland Browns free-agent pass rusher Jabaal Sheard, Yahoo! Sports’ reported Monday morning. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals also have shown interest in Sheard, Getlin notes. Lombardi, who now serves as an...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Where is the Browns stock one year since Banner

It’s been one year since the Cleveland Browns became what they are today. One year since we found out the future of the Browns didn’t include Joe Banner or Michael Lombardi. It’s easy to lose perspective on a situation when you’re so deep in the muck of the details on a day-to-day basis. And even as the Browns are facing down some pretty negative press coming off the last...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Banner Ousted — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 2

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the ten biggest sports stories to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Can the Baby Backs be the Second Coming of Byner and Mack?

When the book closed on the 2013 NFL regular season for the Cleveland Browns, there were very few reasons to get excited for the following year. The front office of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi essentially punted on the 2013 draft, opting to trade picks to build for the 2014 draft. They traded away “their best player” in 2012 No. 3 overall pick, Trent Richardson, and the team...
Via Buckeye State Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Banner is great on Twitter, but seriously…

You’re on your lunch break, standing in line at Subway, thumbing through your Twitter feed and praying the greasy haired man will just give you your sandwich instead include you in his daily comedy routine. You think to yourself, “who would be a good new follow for me?” @HistoryInPics? Ehhh that’s okay. @ChrissyTeigen? That’d probably be good. @WFNYArticles? Most definitely...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Disgruntled Miami Hurricanes fan is raising money to fly a “Fire Al Golden” banner

Miami Hurricanes fans are not happy with head coach Al Golden. After using the NCAA sanctions when pressed about his team’s success, Golden now finds himself watching the fan base turn on him. After two lackluster performances against Louisville, one fan has decided enough is enough. Danny Vazquez has started a GoFundme campaign in which he is asking for money to create a “Fire...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Preseason Game 2: Winners and Losers

Oof. Entering Monday night the quarterback competition was really up for grabs, and unfortunately for Browns fans, neither quarterback took the opportunity to win the job. You know the drill. It’s time for winners and losers. WINNER: Armonty Bryant. The Michael Lombardi 7th round gamble is having as good a showing in these preseason games as anyone. Bryant earned some time with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, & Texans

  Bears The Bears have placed G James Dunbar on waivers. (Brad Biggs) Jets Neither Geno Smith nor Michael Vick were sharp during Sunday’s practice. (Rich Cimini) WRs Stephen Hill, Shaq Evans and Jeremy Kerley all dropped passes, and there were “several penalties” from the receivers. (Rich Cimini) Panthers Free agent acquisition TE Ed Dickson has already made an...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Received A Trade Offer Of A 2nd Rd Pick & Players For Josh Gordon Last Year

  Former Browns CEO Joe Banner tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he and GM Michael Lombardi wanted to trade WR Josh Gordon due to the numerous drug tests he failed. However, there were a number of people within the Browns’ organization, including then coach Rob Chudzinski, who felt that they could prevent any further issues involving Gordon. This obviously proved to not...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Browns get an “B” for their offseason

The 2014 offseason has been one hell of a ride. The Browns fired GM Michael Lombardi and replaced him with Ray Farmer. Head coach Mike Pettine replaced ex-coach Rob Chudzinski. This move was drastic, but after their 4-12 season with 5 Pro-Bowlers, a drastic change was needed. I applaud Cleveland’s attempt at changing the culture by starting up top. Sub-grade: B+ The new guard...
Via cover32 - Browns
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Farmer isn’t playing, podcasts, and soccer free kicks… While We’re Waiting

Ray Farmer isn’t playing around! I can be miserable and critical and awful with the Browns at times, but that’s only meaningful if I can be honest when I’m happy about something. I know for a fact that everything Ray Farmer is doing won’t work, but all you can guarantee is the effort and how you go about your business. Ray Farmer is going about his business well so far....
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The ends don’t justify means in Peter King’s defense of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi

Peter King is one of the best NFL writers in the nation and as a national guy his perspective can sometimes be instructive to help local fans take blinders off. As a follower of the Browns, it’s pretty easy to lose perspective on the more overarching story-lines that make up an NFL season or era as you’re consistently living and dying with week-to-week results. It’s with that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Will Review Michael Lombardi’s Controversial Combine Paperwork

The Cleveland Browns don’t seem too worried that fired general manager Michael Lombardi was stealing information from their team. Lombardi caused a stir when he was spotted with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick at the NFL Scouting Combine holding a piece of paper with two Browns logos on it. Lombardi was fired by the Browns earlier in the month and swiftly hired by...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns have “no comment” on Lombardi’s Browns documents

Is it a big deal that recently ousted Browns employee Michael Lombardi was seen at the NFL combine with documents emblazoned with Cleveland Browns logos? The answer is that none of us have any clue. It certainly seems less than ideal for the Browns, but whether or not it is an actual impropriety or not is impossible to know without finding out from the Cleveland Browns. The team...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi’s Combine Paperwork Causes Browns Fans To Freak Out

The New England Patriots’ new assistant to the coaching staff Michael Lombardi attended the NFL Scouting Combine and held a piece of paper that contained a Cleveland Browns logo. This made Browns fans very suspicious. Lombardi was fired by the Browns earlier in the month after one season as the team’s general manager. He was quickly scooped up by the Patriots, in part to help...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi brings Browns draft guide to Combine with Bill Belichick

The New England Patriots hired former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi as an assistant to the coaching staff last week. Lombardi, who was Bill Belichick’s director of player personnel with the Browns in the 1990s, is expected to help the Pats evaluate talent and build their roster. Is he using the same strategy he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Belichick: With Lombardi, Patriots' staff now set

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots officially announced the addition of Michael Lombardi Thursday, naming the former Cleveland Browns general manager as an assistant to the coaching staff."Mike's got a lot of experience," Patriots coach Bill Belichick told the media Thursday, via Patriots.com. "He's done a lot of things in his career in the NFL."Lombardi had been rumored last...
Via AFC East Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi Spotted With Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio Going To Combine

The New England Patriots aren’t hiding Michael Lombardi. The former Cleveland Browns general manager was spotted at the airport heading to Indianapolis with the New England Patriots’ front office contingency of Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio and Josh McDaniels on Wednesday. Lombardi was seen by Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Field Yates of ESPN...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots bring along Lombardi to scout at Combine

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots have yet to make anything official regarding their rumored partnership with Michael Lombardi, but we now have something tangible to work off of.According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston, Lombardi is traveling with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and VP of player personnel Nick Caserio to the NFL Scouting...
Via AFC East Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Should Cleveland draft Bortless or Manziel?

The job fell to me this week to do my best to answer your questions and as is always my please I have done so. Things have settled down a bit in Cleveland but the NFL season is 24/7, 365! I’ve seen on several sites that the Browns should draft Blake Bortles instead of Johnny Manziel. What do you think? -Edward in St Louis Blake Bortles is a quarterback with a great upside. He has...
Via cover32 - Browns
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi to join Patriots

The New England Patriots are expected to hire Michael Lombardi to their front office. As of Thursday the hiring "was essentially a done deal". Lombardi was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their GM and VP of Player Personell last season and only served for one year before being let go by the Browns. Lombardi was replaced by Ray Farmer.  Sources say that Bill Belichick made his voice...
Via CLNS Radio
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lombardi to Patriots 'essentially a done deal'

BY DAN BEGNOCHEBill Belichick and Michael Lombardi have combined forces twice before to orchestrate some draft magic at the NFL level.Better make that three. Following reports Wednesday afternoon that Lombardi may be headed for another reunion with New England's head coach and de facto general manager, a league source confirmed the move Thursday as "essentially a done deal," according...
Via AFC East Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Browns General Manager Michael Lombardi to join Patriots’ front office

Another team's trash is another team's treasure. Curtis Crabtree of NBCSports reports that recently fired Cleveland Browns General Manager, Michael Lombardi, will join the New England Patriots’ front office.It is unclear what role Lombardi will take on in Foxboro.  However, Lombardi to Route 1 reunites him with his old Cleveland buddy; Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick.Lombardi...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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