Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi out in Cleveland, Ray Farmer new GM

Discussion in 'Cleveland Browns' started by DontKnowMe, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. DontKnowMe

    DontKnowMe Anti-Social Networker

    In a stunning announcement on Tuesday morning, the Cleveland Browns revealed that Ray Farmer is their new general manager, as CEO Joe Banner and former G.M. Mike Lombardi are leaving the team.

    The news will come as a total shock in Cleveland and across the NFL, where the Browns were already viewed by many as a dysfunctional franchise following the firing of head coach Rob Chudzinski at the end of the 2013 season.

  2. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Hopefully, Lombardi will return to NFL Network, and to write for
  3. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

  4. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    lmfao !!!!
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  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Listened to the press conference... Haslam is going down the early Daniel Snyder/present Jerry Jones Everyone will report to him? Lmao.
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  6. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    Others have pointed out today that having a direct line of reporting to the owner is also the same arrangement in Pittsburgh..

    There's going to be plenty of criticism today, but this is overwhelmingly a positive move, and I'm happy it was made. Farmer is a much better choice to run football operations going forward, and I'm glad to see a commitment made to keep him.
  7. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    IMO this is a good move by the browns. (my laughter is aimed at the weasel getting fired).

    banner is a cancer that brings nothing but horrible PR to a team. when the team is winning you can stomach it i guess but in a situation like cleveland this guy will make it worse.
  8. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    How freaking bassackwards is this joke of an organization? In a year, if that, they'll be firing Pettine so Farmer can have his own coach for his regime, shortly thereafterwards firing Farmer for craptiness and bringing in a new GM to work with Farmers coach, who will have to be fired posthaste so the new GM can have his own guy as HC who will suck leading to the GM's dismissal and the hiring of a new GM who will want his own OH MY GOD MAKE IT STOP.
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  9. DontKnowMe

    DontKnowMe Anti-Social Networker

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  10. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Hasn't it been like that since 1999?
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Was going to say the exact same thing. All of a sudden, Pettine isn't the GMs "guy" anymore. So we'll have to wait and see until Farmer gets "his guy."

    I love it...
  12. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    didn't most say pettine shouldnt unpack his bags too quickly ? like TJ said this is the browns part II since day one.

    bringing banner into an already dysfunctional situation was never going to work so the pattern continues.

    good luck on your job search next year pettine.
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  13. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    What a joke of a franchise. Surprised they have any fans at all at this point.
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  14. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Does Banner find another job?
  15. Aussie61

    Aussie61 Nutcase

    Hey Ward,you better make a start on the new 3 Stooges T shirt! :ROFLMAO:
  16. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    @AdamSchefter: Since 1999, the Browns have paid or will pay over $100 million in dead money to fired executives and coaches.
  17. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    Lombardi is crapping kittens cause he got a job working for the pats.