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Dolphins add Ray Farmer to G.M. interview list

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The Dolphins will start interviewing general manager candidates on Friday and they’re quickly building up a list of interviews.

The latest addition is Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer. Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten said Thursday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Dolphins have asked for and received permission to interview Farmer.

Farmer was a contender for the G.M. job in Cleveland last year before ultimately ending up¬†under General Manager Mike Lombardi in the team’s front office hierarchy. Farmer had spent the previous seven seasons in the Kansas City front office and was a pro scout for the Falcons before that.

“Ray is more than capable,” Wooten said. “He’s ready to be a general manager. He needed a little more experience, and he got that in Cleveland. He’s ready to go.”

Farmer joins Titans exec Lake Dawson and Giants exec Marc Ross as candidates expected to interview for the job in Miami.

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17 Responses to “Dolphins add Ray Farmer to G.M. interview list”
  1. letsgotemple says: Jan 9, 2014 3:49 PM

    Ray Finkle

  2. heymister24 says: Jan 9, 2014 3:54 PM

    It’s a farmer’s market.

  3. clownsfan says: Jan 9, 2014 3:55 PM

    Let them have Lombardi. We will keep Farmer

  4. nologolover says: Jan 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    Ray Farmer is a quality guy stuck in the bowels of the NFL. He is a great candidate for the Dolphins because he knows that it can always get worse. He’s worked with lying, back stabbing, hillbilly thieves. So there is nothing that could surprise him.

  5. brok4life says: Jan 9, 2014 4:02 PM

    The dolphins need to hire someone with some aura behind him. Im sorry but the browns organization is not where they should be picking from. Go dive into Seattle,New England.ie or go get a proven winner. Please dont screw this up!

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 9, 2014 4:04 PM

    A farmer’s market? Ok fine, just as long as he doesn’t PUNt after getting the job!

  7. craniator says: Jan 9, 2014 4:06 PM

    ” . . . he’s worked with lying , back stabbing hillbilly thieves.”
    Love it :-)

  8. brohamma says: Jan 9, 2014 4:14 PM

    I honestly feel sorry for the people up there in Cleveland; both fans and employees of the Browns.

    The fans just can’t seem to catch a break, year after year, and employees have to wonder if having the fact that they worked for the franchise on their resume isn’t a “red-flag” to other possible employers.

  9. juke1220 says: Jan 9, 2014 4:24 PM

    Ray knows his stuff. Hope he gets the job.

  10. craniator says: Jan 9, 2014 4:27 PM

    I don’t think Farmer should be judged harshly for coming from a franchise that’s lost a lot of games the past few seasons ; in many ways , Miami’s situation is similar to Cleveland’s — both franchises have been down the past few years in part because the divisions they’re in are so tough. Having to play Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice each every year almost guarantees the Browns four losses , while Miami only just beat New England for the first time since 2009.

  11. dtownsportslions says: Jan 9, 2014 4:47 PM

    What about a true football genius……he hails from the deep dirty parts of PA……his name is Matt Millen

  12. pacopicopiedra says: Jan 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    Farmers (What!!!) Farmers (What!!!)
    I’m ready (we’re ready!!!)
    I think I’m gonna bomb a town (get down!!)

  13. doggeatdogg says: Jan 9, 2014 5:02 PM

    If people only knew what is going on in Davie. Tsk tsk. The Dolphins organization is renaming itself Payton’s Place and ain’t got nothing to do with Manning. It’s better than Gossip Girls and the Real Wives of any town USA.

    The Dolphins need to re-structure their chart. Aponte cannot be over the next GM. She needs to stay in her office. The next GM must have a clear line to Ross and / or whoever is the president of the organization.

    The new GM also needs to drop by Barnes and Noble and pickup a copy with ‘How to Deal with Backstabbers, Barracudas, and Snakes in the Grass.’ Then mosey on down to the religious section and pick up a book on exorcism to get rid of the demons holding the Dolphins hostage.

  14. hanspard says: Jan 9, 2014 5:20 PM

    Wasn’t this cat a safety at Duke a long time ago? Seems like I remember a massive safety out of Duke named Ray Farmer. Came out in the 95 or 97 draft, something like that.

  15. laxcoach37 says: Jan 9, 2014 10:27 PM

    Umm… judging by his Photo, I think this is the checkoff the Rooney Rule box anyway. They Fins wanted the Saints guy.

  16. klroot says: Jan 10, 2014 8:09 AM

    Wish Ray Farmer, all of the best. Cannot fault him for wanting to get as far away from the Brown’s as possible, what a mess.
    WUZZ A BROWN’S FANATIC

  17. dolfan13 says: Jan 10, 2014 11:02 AM

    At least he’s not one of the three stooges.

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