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Browns make Lombardi G.M., Farmer assistant G.M.

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At one point, it was believed that Mike Lombardi and Ray Farmer were the finalists to run the Browns’ personnel department.

The Brown will now employ both.

Per a league source, Farmer (pictured) will become the assistant G.M. in Cleveland.  Lombardi, who was hired as the V.P. of player personnel, will have his title changed to General Manager.

Farmer had been the director of pro personnel in Kansas City.

A formal announcement is expected soon.

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40 Responses to “Browns make Lombardi G.M., Farmer assistant G.M.”
  1. donmcg2012 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:30 PM

    Gee, how many wins come with this news?

  2. gochargersgo says: Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM

    That’ll be the only Lombardi to come to Cleveland in the forseeable future.

  3. kcflake says: Mar 5, 2013 2:32 PM

    Congratulations ray Farmer. You always represented the Chiefs with class. Us Chiefs Fans wihs You all the success in the world (except when the Browns play the Chiefs), LOL.

  4. dexterismyhero says: Mar 5, 2013 2:36 PM

    So if Mike goes out and buys a little trophy will that mean the Browns now have a Lombardi Trophy?

  5. tyler4richardson says: Mar 5, 2013 2:36 PM

    The “panicked disaster” (Weeden) must be happy to have his biggest supporter on board. Looks like retirement might be closer than we all thought.

  6. tylerdurden0 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:43 PM

    gochargersgo says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM
    That’ll be the only Lombardi to come to Cleveland in the forseeable future.
    ______________________

    hahahahah That’s the funniest comment I’ve seen on here in a while.

  7. ravenspit says: Mar 5, 2013 2:46 PM

    If Farmer had much input on the talent level that the Chiefs currently have-There should be no ‘assistant’ title before his name.

  8. noburghfan says: Mar 5, 2013 2:47 PM

    Ray Farmer , good hire , Lombardi , not so much !

  9. azarkhan says: Mar 5, 2013 2:47 PM

    Here come all the snide, ignorant comments about Michael Lombardi….

  10. swellbuilt says: Mar 5, 2013 2:52 PM

    Well, I guess you can buy a Lombardi.

  11. chawk12thman says: Mar 5, 2013 2:52 PM

    He must be impressing them to become GM……Maybe he is better than many felt. Time will tell.

  12. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:00 PM

    This is awesome news

  13. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:01 PM

    For a second there they were headed in the right direction. Thank God they snapped back to reality.

  14. joemammy says: Mar 5, 2013 3:05 PM

    How about rounding up a few players, instead of packing the front office with suits, Jimmy?

    No wonder Haslam went back to the truckstop. The front office in Berea is quickly becoming claustrophobic.

  15. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 5, 2013 3:09 PM

    tylerdurden0 says:Mar 5, 2013 2:43 PM

    gochargersgo says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM
    That’ll be the only Lombardi to come to Cleveland in the forseeable future.
    ____________________
    hahahahah That’s the funniest comment I’ve seen on here in a while.
    ——————————————————
    Well you must not have been “here” for awhile because that same pLayed out comment has been posted by several other”poor mans Seinfelds” weeks ago when the browns hired Lombardi. It was funny the first 5 times I saw it however. I think the browsn have put together one of the top new staffs in this offseason, (minus Lombardi) hopefully that translates into wins! GO BROWNS!

  16. jagsfan1 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:11 PM

    STILL can’t believe they hired Lombardi…they better pray the draft picks aren’t as bad as the GM pick.

  17. mikebrownfaux says: Mar 5, 2013 3:12 PM

    All the Joking about Lombardi and trophies, and when it comes down too it. Mike Lombardi, and Billy Belichik were on the path to bringing one to Cleveland once before, it was Art Modell that threw a wrench in that wheel by moving the team to Baltimore. The Browns leave in 1999, the Ravens win the SB in 2001, and Billy wins it in 2002.. If I were Cleveland I’d be glad to finally bring back someone important to that era. They tried with Mangini, but lets face it, he was basically just a ball boy for the Browns in the 90′s, Lombardi was actually key in helping Belichik build the roster that won the 2001 Super Bowl, and the philosphy that won the 2002 Super Bowl. Cleveland should happy with this move.

  18. jr4real says: Mar 5, 2013 3:15 PM

    azarkhan says: Mar 5, 2013 2:47 PM

    Here come all the snide, ignorant comments about Michael Lombardi….

    —————————————–
    snide? yes. Ignorant? no

  19. trickbunny says: Mar 5, 2013 3:20 PM

    gochargersgo says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM

    That’ll be the only Lombardi to come to Cleveland in the forseeable future.
    ————————————-

    …said the Chargers fan, while beaming proudly over the Lombardi trophies his favorite team has earned.

    Oh… wait.

  20. brownspower says: Mar 5, 2013 3:23 PM

    Wow. Promoted already. Lombardi must be doing a fantastic job. Things sure have turned around in Cleveland. They used to be a bad team but now…oh… never mind.

  21. thingamajig says: Mar 5, 2013 3:28 PM

    Farmer made a smart move. He knows Lombardi won’t be there for long.

  22. donmcg2012 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:35 PM

    azarkhan says:Mar 5, 2013 2:47 PM

    Here come all the snide, ignorant comments about Michael Lombardi….

    Well deserved too.

  23. dawglb says: Mar 5, 2013 3:39 PM

    Love this hire! In fact, everyone who continues to laugh at this organization, based on it’s past, will be shocked at how fast this team progresses. They are (finally) building with the right priorities in mind. Blast me, go ahead. But, this is a team to be excited about.

  24. brownoholic says: Mar 5, 2013 3:54 PM

    Just get it right!!!!

  25. war27 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:58 PM

    All the Joking about Lombardi and trophies, and when it comes down too it. Mike Lombardi, and Billy Belichik were on the path to bringing one to Cleveland once before, it was Art Modell that threw a wrench in that wheel by moving the team to Baltimore. The Browns leave in 1999, the Ravens win the SB in 2001, and Billy wins it in 2002.. If I were Cleveland I’d be glad to finally bring back someone important to that era. They tried with Mangini, but lets face it, he was basically just a ball boy for the Browns in the 90′s, Lombardi was actually key in helping Belichik build the roster that won the 2001 Super Bowl, and the philosphy that won the 2002 Super Bowl. Cleveland should happy with this move.

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    That’s all good but the Browns left Cleveland after the 1995 season, Lombardi was gone soon after in early 1996.

    Don’t read too much into what he did there from the 2001 Ravens. He was and is considered a failure during those years with the Browns.

  26. clwb419 says: Mar 5, 2013 4:20 PM

    tylerdurden0 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:43 PM
    gochargersgo says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM
    That’ll be the only Lombardi to come to Cleveland in the forseeable future.
    ______________________

    hahahahah That’s the funniest comment I’ve seen on here in a while.

    —————————
    Ironic considering it came from a charger fan, who (a) has the same number of Lombardi trophies, and (b) significantly fewer professional football championships under their belts than the Browns…

  27. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 5, 2013 4:49 PM

    It still baffles me that Mike Lombardi, a person who’s resume’ is marked by consistent failure with zero successes has landed a GM job.

    The Browns fans have to go through two Mike Lombardi eras. How can a team be so incompetent.

  28. ratbirdsrule says: Mar 5, 2013 4:57 PM

    6-7 wins this year…they will improve by beating some division foes and soft home schecdule.

  29. brownspower says: Mar 5, 2013 5:01 PM

    Mar. 2012: “Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis”

    Not a shining moment on the resume of the Chiefs Director of Pro Personnel Ray Farmer. Browns GM Heckert passed on resigning him.
    I hope Farmer does better in the future.

  30. jackblackshairyback says: Mar 5, 2013 5:41 PM

    Brownspower…..you do understand that director of pro personnel is basically the head of the scouting department, not the GM, right?

  31. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 5, 2013 5:45 PM

    “Billy” Belichick was a failure in Cleveland because he shared a division — the AFC Central — that included Bill Cowher, Tom Coughlin and Jeff Fisher.
    “Billy” hasn’t encountered such problems in the AFC East.

  32. mistrezzrachael says: Mar 5, 2013 6:04 PM

    ???? None of those coaches, other than Coughlin can come close to Belichick.

    That comment silly..Cowher & Fisher frauds. Though Cowher a strong motivator, his x/o’s knowledge compared to Belichick,,not close no way.
    And do not doubt Lombardi in Cleveland..smart guy,,great talent evaluator. Cleveland a good QB away from contending.

    The team in that division that needs to worry,,is the Steelers…sliding fast.

  33. mungman69 says: Mar 5, 2013 6:04 PM

    When will Cleveland win two in row?

  34. clu1perceiver says: Mar 5, 2013 6:04 PM

    As far as Lombardi is concerned what is past is prologue,until further notice.

  35. jackblackshairyback says: Mar 5, 2013 6:33 PM

    Mungman…..they won 3 in a row last year.

  36. brownspower says: Mar 5, 2013 6:36 PM

    ackblackshairyback says:
    Brownspower…..you do understand that director of pro personnel is basically the head of the scouting department, not the GM, right?
    ======================================
    Director of Pro Personnel is the go to guy when the GM is looking to make a move on a NFL player. He’s the in-house expert the GM has to rely on.

  37. gochargersgo says: Mar 5, 2013 7:21 PM

    clwb419 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 4:20 PM
    tylerdurden0 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:43 PM
    gochargersgo says:
    Mar 5, 2013 2:31 PM
    That’ll be the only Lombardi to come to Cleveland in the forseeable future.
    ______________________

    hahahahah That’s the funniest comment I’ve seen on here in a while.

    —————————
    “Ironic considering it came from a charger fan, who (a) has the same number of Lombardi trophies, and (b) significantly fewer professional football championships under their belts than the Browns…”

    So my opinion is less credible because my team has not won any Super Bowls? If the Chargers won next year, would I become an expert on the subject?

  38. gochargersgo says: Mar 5, 2013 7:26 PM

    Nothing against the Browns, I saw an opportunity to make a joke. I just think its funny that people on these message boards think their is some sort of correlation between team success and fan base intelligence.

  39. goldenperspective says: Mar 5, 2013 7:33 PM

    Joe Banner is the GM, may not be his title, but make no mistake, this is his show.
    To me Farmer is a backup plan for the chance the fans impeach Lombardi if they draft poorly.

  40. raiderapologist says: Mar 5, 2013 8:20 PM

    gochargersgo says: Mar 5, 2013 7:21 PM

    So my opinion is less credible because my team has not won any Super Bowls? If the Chargers won next year, would I become an expert on the subject?
    ——–
    We will never know.

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