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Peyton Hillis can’t stop changing agents

Ravens Brendon Ayanbadejo stops Peyton Hillis of the Browns on a fourth down play in their NFL game in Baltimore Reuters

Last October, we noted that Browns running back Peyton Hillis used three different agents in 2011 alone. He’s celebrating the upcoming new league year by making another change.

Hillis is looking for his fourth agent since the start of 2011 after parting ways with agent Kennard McGuire, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com. There is a minimum five-day window before Hillis can hire a new agent.

It’s a bad look for Hillis. Again. The Madden cover subject consistently overvalued himself last year, which is why he felt the need to keep firing agents. His contract push became such a distraction that his teammates had to pull him aside intervention-style during the season and tell him to knock it off. There were accusations he didn’t play through injuries or give his best effort.

We hear a lot in the buildup to the draft about “off-field” red flags. It usually involves drugs or arrests, but Hillis’ behavior over the last year is a red flag. He struggled to work with teammates and put money concerns aside. He’s struggled to work with agents.

Hillis likely keeps changing agents because he wants more money than the agents think he’s worth. He doesn’t seem to realize that he hurts his value every time he creates another negative headline.

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  1. mrnickles says: Feb 29, 2012 3:13 PM

    Peyton…it’s not your agent. The fact is, while you’re pretty good, you’re not elite. Stop acting like you’re elite.

  2. JC says: Feb 29, 2012 3:16 PM

    You would think this guy was a WR who had one good season…

  3. cannonballdookie says: Feb 29, 2012 3:17 PM

    He badly needs to change his team.

  4. acerockefellar says: Feb 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    typical brown stains.

  5. celly84 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    the Madden Curse strikes again!!!

    BEWARE: it appears in many different shapes and forms…

  6. transam7816 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    Hope nobody picks him up

  7. kja22 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:21 PM

    Peyton Hillis is the white DeSean Jackson, except he weighs more than 125 pounds

  8. geefan1 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:22 PM

    If he’s smart, he’ll sign with Bob LaMonte and his contract with the Browns will get done in about 30 minutes…

  9. gallogj says: Feb 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    He should hire Daunte Culpepper’s agent…worked so well for him!

  10. elmaxoh says: Feb 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    The problem is not the agent it’s you Peyton.

  11. jenniferxxx says: Feb 29, 2012 3:23 PM

    Being a problem in the locker room and quitting on the field are the best ways to drive up your value in free agency. GMs really open up the checkbook for those kinds of players.

  12. clivus63 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:25 PM

    The kid needs to sit down and do a sudoku or something.
    Be patient Peyton!!!

  13. nomorewhodey says: Feb 29, 2012 3:27 PM

    Man wants paid. Backs his size don’t last long in NFL. Too bad he wants so much Cleveland needs all the help it can get.

  14. theshakeweight says: Feb 29, 2012 3:28 PM

    Bad Karma, you don’t mess with Josh McDaniels wife…

  15. nyfcat says: Feb 29, 2012 3:29 PM

    He’ll replace Cedric Benson in Cincinnati next year. Bank on it. The Bengals have extra $$$ to play with, and are one of the few teams who use a bellcow-type RB. And, of course, Marvin Lewis will deal with his crap.

  16. pacodawg says: Feb 29, 2012 3:31 PM

    He is why the Browns will sit tight and see how the draft plays out. If it goes Luck, RGIII to Wash, and Kalil the Browns will select Richardson and not look back. Hillis couldn’t carry Trent’s jock.

  17. badrad1532 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:31 PM

    Just play for what your worth, your really really good and a momentom changer when your heads right.

    GO BROWNS

  18. erikinhell says: Feb 29, 2012 3:31 PM

    It’s time for Hillis to prove he’s as elite as he thinks he is. The Browns will be able to keep him for cheap. He’ll be easily replaceable if they don’t.

  19. biglebronski says: Feb 29, 2012 3:32 PM

    Parting ways with McGuire was the right move. Now all he needs is a new PR rep and to sign the $4.5M/year contract the Browns were offering, if it’s still on the table.

  20. lilrob10201 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:32 PM

    Hillis needs to realize who he is.He thinks he some elite HB that deserves top dollar money.One year wonder and you want a pay raise ? No deal.

  21. mkepackfan says: Feb 29, 2012 3:34 PM

    Great White Dope

  22. bigfranky75 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:36 PM

    Dude is the very definition of OVER-RATED to begin with…. add on these other issues and you have what most teams consider a “cancer”… who would want to touch this clown with a ten foot pole?

    and he thinks its his agents?!? LOL!

    Dude… 4 agents inside of a year… the common denominator is YOU…. it aint the agents.

  23. Slim Charles says: Feb 29, 2012 3:36 PM

    If he were a black player he would be getting crucified by the fans. As it is people give him a pass because of his skin color.

  24. p31squared says: Feb 29, 2012 3:43 PM

    I believe Master P is available.

  25. phelbin says: Feb 29, 2012 3:43 PM

    I know people like this. Trouble follows them, and in their minds the common problem in all of those situations is always other people. They’re never to blame, and they can’t see that their actions cause the trouble every time. It’s called narcissism.

  26. drc23philly says: Feb 29, 2012 3:45 PM

    @kja22 You serious?? hillis has had one good year in the nfl where he rushed for over 1000 yards just like however many other running backs did.
    Desean jackson is a one-of-a-kind player and has a greater affect on a defence than maybe any other player in the league. He’s a two time pro bowler (the first player to ever be nominated for a pro bowl as both a receiver and a kick returner), an all pro and is one of only 5 receivers to ever play in the nfl to have over 900 yards in his first 4 seasons.

  27. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 29, 2012 3:49 PM

    Tim Tebow should keep a close eye on this situation, because his future is a RB in this kind of mold.

  28. couldntthinkofaname says: Feb 29, 2012 3:52 PM

    acerockefellar says: Feb 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    typical brown stains.
    ______________________

    Typical two-year old on daddy’s computer.

  29. dacapt704 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:55 PM

    Its funny bc last off season MOST of you on this site who are now bashing Hillis were praising him for not being a “Chris Johnson”…HA!

  30. waxthat says: Feb 29, 2012 3:58 PM

    desean and hillis are basically this same player

    Theyre both strong..oh wait, only one of them is

    Theyre both fast..oh wait, only one of them is

    Theyre both smart, oh wait, neither of them are

    They both want to get paid after medicore seasons..this is true

  31. dryzzt23 says: Feb 29, 2012 4:00 PM

    Peyton deserves a large deal but he needs plenty of incentives built in.

    He carries the weight of being one of 2 white RBs in the NFL – so much for “diversity”

    At least he’s not dealing coke or weed, killing dogs, or “making it rain”

    I am crossing my fingers that Cam Newton is the Madden cover boy in ’12

  32. mikemcdorman says: Feb 29, 2012 4:01 PM

    sign him cheap Browns

  33. waltdawg says: Feb 29, 2012 4:16 PM

    Guy is a total clown….Total.

  34. richardhurtz says: Feb 29, 2012 4:27 PM

    This guy went from one of the most likable, “feel good” stories of the league in 2010 to the poster boy of what is WRONG with sports in 2011. Maybe he needs to change agents because the last few guys advising him didn’t do a very good job. Hillis needs to understand he will never get top 5 RB money because he lacks game breaking speed and agility. He is a 4 million dollar a year player, max if in the right system and healthy. He should have taken the Browns offer last off season because it is likely the best he is going to get. I wouldn’t be surprised he is cut and has to settle for a one year “show me” deal after his antics last season.

  35. rg3isthekidinthegoodburgermovie says: Feb 29, 2012 4:27 PM

    Hillis is like Holmgren at a buffet. Too many choices so try them all.

  36. hikohadon says: Feb 29, 2012 4:28 PM

    “If he were a black player he would be getting crucified by the fans. As it is people give him a pass because of his skin color.”
    ____________________

    This after pretty much all the comments about him have been negative.

  37. channingtaintum says: Feb 29, 2012 4:33 PM

    Not a Browns or Hillis fan really, but exactly what has this guy done to bring on the type of comments I’m reading here today? Seems like the guy just can’t catch a break, and PFT and the others just pile it on. Maybe he’s firing his agents because they’re just not very good!

    Someone please post quotes of things Hillis HIMSELF has said that would warrant the negative articles from the Internet Bloggers and their readers.

  38. dacapt704 says: Feb 29, 2012 4:35 PM

    dryzzt23 says:
    Feb 29, 2012 4:00 PM
    Peyton deserves a large deal but he needs plenty of incentives built in.

    He carries the weight of being one of 2 white RBs in the NFL – so much for “diversity”

    At least he’s not dealing coke or weed, killing dogs, or “making it rain”

    ——————————————–

    Sigh…where do i even start to dissect this?

    You mean the kind of diversity that is shown when drafting Black QBs?? That kind of diversity…dude, if you can play, NFL owners dont care about that. And which 2 are you referring to? Bc by my count, there are 3: Gerhart, Woodhead and Hillis but lets not allow facts to get in the way here (Smh).

    And by dealing coke, weed or making it rain I guess your referring to many laws broken by NFL players..so just bc he hasnt broken a law does that NOT make him a d-bag? He quit on his team and underproduced after having 1 good season. Then was annointed the Madden cover bc of it, yet you scream about diversity. The ONLY reason he was given the cover is bc he is a White RB so it worked in his favor didnt it? How many Black RBs are given the cover after an 1100 yard season? Thats kinda what a starting RB SHOULD get…but I dont care about race/color, I just want guys who can play, only used the White RB thing to throw back in your face.

    And you hope Cam fails?? Why?? Please list some VALID reasons why you dont like him….We’re all waiting…GO PANTHERS!

  39. bigzant82 says: Feb 29, 2012 4:39 PM

    got an idea since we dont have true FB move to Fullback if he stays draft richardson if he’s that good WE NEED FRESH LEGS FOR ALL OUT RB’s CAUSE DEY ALL INJURYED ALOT

  40. thetooloftools says: Feb 29, 2012 4:42 PM

    This is called “looking over your shoulder for a better hand to shake”.
    He’s screwing up big time.

  41. glazerh8er says: Feb 29, 2012 4:48 PM

    Someone call Master P STAT!!!! We need an incentive laden contract for 100K, with small print saying “must be Superbowl MVP to earn 99 million”.

  42. ktravp says: Feb 29, 2012 4:59 PM

    nyfcat says:
    Feb 29, 2012 3:29 PM
    He’ll replace Cedric Benson in Cincinnati next year. Bank on it. The Bengals have extra $$$ to play with, and are one of the few teams who use a bellcow-type RB. And, of course, Marvin Lewis will deal with his crap.
    ———————————————

    Do you know why we are getting rid of Cedric Benson? Because he’s a selfish immature player. Cedric got his 3rd straight season of over 1k yards and we are going to let him go for his attitude. Yeah, I’m sure Lewis wants to replace one pain in the arse with another.

    As for using a bellcow-type RB, read recent comments made by Jay Gruden and his plans to use a running back by committee approach.

  43. mrslay1 says: Feb 29, 2012 5:12 PM

    Peyton Hillis is a beast. He runs as good as anyone and has hands as good as any WR in the game. He could easy be a elite TE, as well a RB. Nobody yet has used him to his potential. I wish the Cowboys, Ravans, or Pats could get him. The Browns have done done to Hillis what they always do to great players… kill their career! Colt McCoy is next!

  44. psmith7716 says: Feb 29, 2012 5:53 PM

    Hillis was a fan favorite while he was here in Denver. As a Steeler fan, I would love to see him in our backfield near the goal line. I can pretty much guarantee our red zone production would be way up.

  45. rajbais says: Feb 29, 2012 6:08 PM

    Don’t go with Rosenhaus!!!!!

    He’ll neglect you key forms of advice and mess up your image!!!!

    Plus, he’s a phony legal advisor!!!! Go with Condon/Segal!!!! They got Jamarcus & Santonio guaranteed unemployment cash!!!!

  46. bucks12965 says: Feb 29, 2012 6:10 PM

    Perhaps he should just save the commission and be his own agent. He appears quite capable of making stupid decisions all by himself.

    If I were the Browns, I wouldn’t even offer him a contract. He is clearly not a team guy.

  47. dpbrew says: Feb 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    what is going on? too much media! if anyone blows their nose, passes gas or orders IN N Out burgers it is instantly tweeted, text’d, recorded and posted! Sure this guy clearly having some issues, but geez it sure gets magnified about 100x worse than in yrs past. Good Luck Browns, youll
    need it !

  48. dpbrew says: Feb 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    Lets mortgage the next 50 yrs for RG3! Go Browns!

  49. ytownie says: Feb 29, 2012 7:23 PM

    What Peyton fails to realize is that he is just a fullback! He was a fullback at Arkansas, and only circumstances gave him the opportunity to be a tailback in the pros. He is too slow, too injury prone, too many fumbles, and too much drama.
    Let him walk Browns!!

  50. mrslay1 says: Mar 1, 2012 12:10 AM

    Very poor comment! Hillis played on a team that had D McFadden and F Jones in the back field and still ran some. His most overlooked talent is his ability to catch and run. The Hogs had no QB except to hand the ball off so he didn’t play TE where he should have been. He is almost to talented, but for sure he should be with another team. The Browns just kill good players.

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