FLOYD REESE LOBBIES FOR BROWNS JOB

Former Titans General Manager Floyd Reese, who campaigned for a job in Detroit shortly after the Lions fired Matt Millen, is now turning his attention to Cleveland.
Reese, now an ESPN analyst, told the Akron Beacon Journal that if Browns General Manager Phil Savage is fired after the season, he’d be interested in getting the job.
”When I look at organizations and potential jobs, you always look at do they have what it takes to win. That’s an owner willing to invest, the facility, the stadium, the fan base,” Reese said. ”Cleveland’s got all of that.”
Those are very similar to the comments Reese made when lobbying for the Lions job — he also said Detroit had a good owner, a good facility, etc. And Reese will probably make similarly complimentary comments about any other NFL franchise where he thinks he might find employment.

28 responses to “FLOYD REESE LOBBIES FOR BROWNS JOB

  1. People (myself included) have ragged on Reese’s (pieces?) picks in the past when he was with the Titans, but he did pick a lot of those defensive players. And the reason the Titans have lost only one game is due in large part to their defensive play. So maybe the Browns could actually benefit from Reese.

  2. “When I look at organizations and potential jobs, you always look at do they have what it takes to win. That’s an owner willing to invest, the facility, the stadium, the fan base,” Reese said. “Oakland’s got all that.”

  3. I don’t know anything about him, but he sounds like a dirt bag. He’s whoring himself out to anyone who will listen and is openingly campaigning for a job that isn’t yet available. Sounds messed up…

  4. Reese and Fassel seem somewhat pathetic in this regard. Wouldn’t it make more sense to lobby confidentially?

  5. Only if brings that brilliant draft picking ability to Cleveland that landed Pacman at the sixth overall pick. Brilliant.

  6. Sure, he needs a job, but there are better ways to conduct yourself. Telling a reporter who writes for a newspaper in the backyard of Phil Savage that you are interested in his job should he be fired is disrespectful. Its not like he’s starving or collecting unemployment. He’s ok. There’s no need to make those comments.

  7. Isnt this the same cat who drafted Pac Man and Vince Young? With a resume like that, I guess u better kiss some ass.

  8. He would be great for some of those teams that have a lot of cap space to spend. He’ll spend every last cent of it and you’ll think to yourself “Where’s it all going? We have no stars” while your franchise QB is being locked out because his contract situation has gotten so screwed that he’s due a ridiculously high salary.
    Yeah.

  9. ”When I look at organizations and potential jobs, you always look at do they have what it takes to win. That’s an owner willing to invest, the facility, the stadium, the fan base,” Landry said. ”Cleveland’s got all of that.”

  10. Floyd – why not save time and take out a full page ad in the NY Times that says “Former NFL GM, looking for same, has knee pads on and is willing to bury my head as far up an owner’s ass as humanely possible to gain employment.”? Seems it would more efficient than calling up each and every local newspaper.

  11. Hold on a minute you armchair GMs………lets take a look at his body of work: drafted 3 NFL Rookies of the Year (Eddie George (1996), Jevon Kearse (1999) and Vince Young (2006)) with only 11 first round draft choices and an NFL MVP (Steve McNair). This is coming from a “defensive-minded” player and coach. Only two active General Managers in the NFL have more wins than Floyd Reese. Since 1997, Reese brought the Titans to one Super Bowl, two AFC Championships, 2 divisional championships, 4 playoff appearances, and a 5-4 playoff record. He also had two 13-3 seasons and four 11+ win seasons. He had a league-high 56 wins from 1999-2003. And to date, zero “f-bomb” emails to NFL fans. Seems like we could do a lot worse.

  12. Barry Melrose also worked for ESPN and last summer got the Tampa Bay NHL head coaching job. BUT was fired about a dozen games into this season, now I think he’s going back to ESPN again.

  13. stay away….savage is twice the talent evaluator reese is. he’d probably blow his pick on some sh@tbag who beats his girlfriend.

  14. This should be enough to keep Floyd at ESPN:
    Floyd is the guy who passed on Randy Moss because of “character issues”, drafting Kevin Dyson instead, a nice #2 WR. The Titans weren’t the only team to pass on Moss but they were the first team to take a WR.
    Then he drafts Pacman Jones, ignoring his much more significant “character issues” because the Titans are in salary cap hell, thanks Floyd, and have to turn things aroun, quickly.

  15. As EShine said, “He’s whoring himself out to anyone who will listen and is openingly campaigning for a job that isn’t yet available.”
    EXACTLY.
    If he’s so great, then a) why does he currently have no job, and b) why does he have to go on TV and lobby for one? If he’s that wonderful, shouldn’t teams be beating down his door for him?
    Bottom line…if you are so pathetic as to lobby for a job in a public forum, then you are aren’t worth hiring.

  16. LostDawg says:
    December 11th, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    Hold on a minute you armchair GMs………lets take a look at his body of work: drafted 3 NFL Rookies of the Year (Eddie George (1996), Jevon Kearse (1999) and Vince Young (2006)) with only 11 first round draft choices and an NFL MVP (Steve McNair). This is coming from a “defensive-minded” player and coach. Only two active General Managers in the NFL have more wins than Floyd Reese. Since 1997, Reese brought the Titans to one Super Bowl, two AFC Championships, 2 divisional championships, 4 playoff appearances, and a 5-4 playoff record. He also had two 13-3 seasons and four 11+ win seasons. He had a league-high 56 wins from 1999-2003. And to date, zero “f-bomb” emails to NFL fans. Seems like we could do a lot worse.
    Is that you, Floyd?

  17. Yeah, you got me……..it’s me Floyd. Listen……..Pacman’s mom told me he’d behave himself as long as we “paid her boy”……. she was very convincing. Besides, it all worked out in the end. Jerry took on his contract and got the worst of Adam. The truth is………..I can’t go one more day in the studio with Darren Woodson spitting on me and Schlereth’s “dirty feet” cologne.

  18. He’s a decent NFL GM. He’d still be there if Fisher hadn’t squeezed him out. JF is one of the few HC’s with that kind of juice.

  19. Floyd Reese always struck me as a GM who was good at finding talent and bad at managing the cap. However, putting his name into the hat via the media strikes me as a bit cheesy. It’s like the job applicant who includes a head shot on his résumé or puts the whole thing in PowerPoint. The teams he assembled played in two AFC Championships and Superbowl. Can’t he let it be known among his network of old contacts that he wants to be a GM again?

  20. “He’s a decent NFL GM. He’d still be there if Fisher hadn’t squeezed him out. JF is one of the few HC’s with that kind of juice.”
    Fisher won despite Reese. No doubt he had a bit of an eye for talent but that might have had more to do with the scouting than the GM. In all reality Reese was the weakest link in Tenn and Fisher won games despite Reese’s shortcomings. Is he a bad GM? No. Is he a good GM? No.
    He’s hardly remembered here

  21. Browns fans that are serious fans listen to the big show on 850am with Tony Rizzo And the Hammer… The Season of Dreams turned into the Nightmare on 9th Street this year. Tony’s a homer and you gotta love his heart, but I think he was dead wrong about bringing back Derek Anderson, even Hammer said Savage should trade him. As for Floyd Reese, I don’t think its cool to be lobbying for Savages job so openly in the press. And as far as Savage throwing Romeo under the bus, I pity the bus…. Romeo is what he is… a great likeable guy that had no business being a head coach…. Savage, I’m not sure about the dude, but the Owner needs to ask the wizard for a heart, cause his is not into Cleveland. The red flags were evident this year early on that this team was gonna lay the wait til next year egg on the faces of hungry, eager Browns fans, that yes, dared to dream big again, but quickly got kicked in the butt for it. The media hates the idea of Marty coming back, but it would prove to be a good move for three reasons: 1.) Schottenheimer knows our divison 2.) his regular season record proves the Browns will be in the playoffs 3.) and finally, the intangible heart that Owner Randy Lerner lacks could be compensated with Marty’s burning desire to prove his critics wrong… Marty fits the the slipper of a true Cinderella homecoming… and he will send the quitters on our team to the unemployment line, right along side those who never should’ve been on the team in the first place. Reese does not no the fan base here and would not get the honeymoon that Marty will get…. Rizzo knows the fans want to see the rerun of a movie we already saw, but what he doesn’t understand, is the ending would be like a dream come true…. drinking Brown and Orange coolaid til the day I die, and proud of it.

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