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Browns bringing Bill Kuharich in to help Ray Farmer

The Browns might not be hiring a new CEO, but they are bringing in some help for first-time General Manager Ray Farmer.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns are bringing in former Chiefs personnel man Bill Kuharich.

Kuharich was Farmer’s boss with the Chiefs.

Prior to ascending to vice president of player personnel with the Chiefs during a 10-year stay there, he was G.M. of the Saints, where he worked for 14 seasons.

Adding a personnel man with his experience will be a big help for Farmer, as he tries to rebuild the Browns.

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28 Responses to “Browns bringing Bill Kuharich in to help Ray Farmer”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 11, 2014 2:51 PM

    An Open Letter To Mike Lombardi –


  2. therealraider says: Feb 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    Never thought I’d say this .. Good move by the Browns.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 11, 2014 2:58 PM

    “Factory Of Sadness” and “Mistake By The Lake” gives way to “Farmer Browns Follies”.

  4. ballboy48 says: Feb 11, 2014 2:59 PM

    This is a good move by the Browns.

  5. jerruhjones says: Feb 11, 2014 3:00 PM

    Haters gonna hate.

    Go Browns!!!

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 11, 2014 3:04 PM

    “No mo’ Larry, mo’ Mo,
    ..but we still gots us Curly Joe..
    ..Lawd, Lawd…”.

  7. jfiling says: Feb 11, 2014 3:11 PM

    I’m loving watching the haters/griefers trying to make this move look bad. The Browns are finally making the right moves, and it may take 2-3 years but they are now on the right track to competitive from an organizational standpoint. All your little jokes do not change that fact.

  8. 6ball says: Feb 11, 2014 3:14 PM

    There has to be other factors involved in this story that have not been disclosed.


  9. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 11, 2014 3:16 PM

    You remember Bill……Joe Kuharich’s kid. Yeah, that one.

  10. The Shoeman says: Feb 11, 2014 3:25 PM

    Haters gonna hate . . and . . Browns ‘gonna Brown

  11. crabbies2013 says: Feb 11, 2014 3:25 PM

    Great day for the Brownies fans.

  12. realfootballfan says: Feb 11, 2014 3:38 PM

    He did a good job back in the day for those Saint teams. Mora never could get them quite to Super Bowl level, but for a franchise that was horrible preceding him, he stocked them with some pretty good players over the time he was there.

  13. jayhawk6 says: Feb 11, 2014 3:46 PM

    Perhaps Peyton Manning not only dissed Joe Banner to Jim Haslan; there is a long standing relationship between the Manning family and Joe Kuharich.

    In some quarters there is a strong feeling that Kuharich’s dismissal by Scott Pioli slammed the door shut on the possibility that PM would take his services to the Chiefs in 2012.

  14. bcajun says: Feb 11, 2014 3:52 PM

    Saints had this guy for a while during our bad years…this guys terrible

  15. billsfan1 says: Feb 11, 2014 3:55 PM

    I’m loving watching the haters/griefers trying to make this move look bad. The Browns are finally making the right moves, and it may take 2-3 years but they are now on the right track to competitive from an organizational standpoint. All your little jokes do not change that fact

    neither does your teams history change the fact that there is no reason for anybody to buy into anything Cleveland does.
    trust me, i live this crap daily. and regardless of what you say, they need to HIT on their qb.

  16. klroot says: Feb 11, 2014 4:24 PM

    Yes, Cleveland, there really is a next year!
    Now the franchise can move forward!
    Just like Mac Donald’s,

  17. edawg7l says: Feb 11, 2014 4:30 PM

    Watching the Browns in the 80s was magical, and heartbreaking – always so close, but so far away. When they moved out, it made football tough to watch. After their return, I kept waiting for the Cleveland Browns I cheered for to show up. Aside from two good seasons, they still haven’t managed to show up. This move allows my favorite team to make excuses for 2-3 more years as we enter another rebuilding phase. I’m sick of this – they never should have fired Palmer after 2 years when they first re-entered the league. Note to Cleveland – successful teams aren’t always re-hiring staff members.

  18. slick50ks says: Feb 11, 2014 5:18 PM

    The Chiefs drafted Branden Albert (a top 10 LT), Brandon Flowers (a pro bowler), and Jamaal Charles (the best RB in football) in the 3rd in one draft. It was Kuharich who ran that draft after King Carl Peterson was neutered on his way out the door.

    Best move the Browns have made in ages.

    I still wonder about the Farmer hire though, but at least he brought in some help.

  19. booker1974 says: Feb 11, 2014 5:22 PM

    Kuharich was TERRIBLE when he was with the Saints. After Jim Finks died Billy K. took over, and the teams talent base shriveled up and went dormant for the better part of a decade before he was finally fired. You’re talking about the guy who orchestrated the raping of the franchise by the Redskins also known as the Ricky Williams trade. The guy who signed not one but two quarterbacks named Billy Joe at the same time. The guy who passed on Eddie George for Alex Molden. The guy who in his last four years as GM presided over teams that posted records of 3-13, 6-10, 6-10, and 3-13.

  20. bcajun says: Feb 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    I always take the browns to the superbowl…while im on the toilet

  21. doubleogator says: Feb 11, 2014 5:55 PM

    He was awful while with the Saints…

  22. thelastpieceofcheese says: Feb 11, 2014 6:52 PM

    Kuharic is Farmer’s replacement if he screws up.

  23. jrs45 says: Feb 11, 2014 8:10 PM

    Good moves so far Browns.

  24. arrowdead says: Feb 12, 2014 3:24 AM

    Dude was average at best in
    KC; there’s a reason he was unemployed….

  25. veetan says: Feb 12, 2014 11:08 AM

    Seeing how much the Saints’ transition from being the lovable perennial looser to SuperBowl Champ & perennial contender meant to the entire New Orleans area, I really hope those amazingly loyal fans in the dog pound have big success. So here’s one WHO DAT saying, Go Browns!

  26. oldcracker says: Feb 12, 2014 1:38 PM

    Its like I’ve awakened from a bad 15 yr dream.

    FINALLY, the Browns are making moves that make sense!

    Go Browns!

  27. boobsmcgoo says: Feb 12, 2014 2:57 PM

    He took over after the late Jim Finks in New Orleans. He also let Mike Ditka walk all over him and handle the personel. Ditka: How about we trade the entire draft for Ricky Williams? Kuharich: Okay. The guy was terrible, in my opinion. I was glad when he left. I can’t believe Saints fans are saying he did a good job.

  28. nowillrepeat says: Feb 13, 2014 5:10 PM

    Any Saints fan saying this guy did a good job is clueless.

    You dont get fired for doing a good job, and the Saints’ teams he constructed were awful.

    Anybody remember the Billy Joe’s and the Ricky Williams trade?

    I rest my case.

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