Browns to DeVante Parker’s mom: Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah

AP

New Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was relieved that the Browns decided to pass on him at No. 12.

Or at least his mother was.

We didn’t want him going to Cleveland,” Raneca Parker told Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, after the Dolphins took him with the 14th pick. “They don’t have a team, really, or a quarterback. I knew I didn’t want the Cleveland Browns.

“I know the teams the teams he could go to and the teams he couldn’t go to. We were happy with the Miami Dolphins. He was very ecstatic. We’re happy, we love the weather.”

As much as that might sting, the Browns replied, albeit indirectly, that they didn’t like Parker either.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns passed on him because “they felt he wasn’t tough enough and didn’t love the game enough.”

At least DeVante knows his mother loves him and — since he’s a receiver who might need a quarterback some day — has his best interests at heart.

103 responses to “Browns to DeVante Parker’s mom: Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah

  1. I love Parker in Miami and being an ACC guy he Loves football. He could have been a top 15 pick last year as well but he went back for his senior year to graduate. The Browns know how to evaluate, I mean look at Gilbert, johnny football, Trent Richardson, the 28 year old QB you selected in round 1 and Josh Gordon. They sure love the game ! And boy are they tough! This explains why the Browns are a crap franchise. Thank God Ray Farmer didn’t end up in Miami! Enjoy your 2 first round picks every year. Everyone knows you won’t do anything with those picks.

  2. Didn’t their QB just get out alcohol rehab? Miami is somewhere he wanted to be and Minnesota was the other good landing spot for Parker with Bridgewater getting better with every game and their college connection.

  3. I don’t know why people hate the browns and make fun of it. Who knows they may win the Superbowl before the dolphins can.

  4. Totally agree with the Browns. Mom sounding off that her son doesn’t have a qb. My mom would have told me to go wherever, shut up, play hard, and be grateful.

  5. Any time a player doesn’t get drafted to the Browns, he’s a draft winner. Enjoy Brian Hartline, Josh McCown, and another 5-11 season, Brownies.

    But it’s not all bad, at least you have those hideous new uniforms.

  6. It’s never good when your momma does a bunch of trash talking (or your dad). Be your own man and have your mom handle the issues at her office job.

  7. Over blown . She sounds a lot like Archie Manning not wanting his boy going to San Diego.

  8. I bet she wouldn’t love Miami so much if Jeff Ireland was still there conducting interviews… I’m also fairly certain that she would have 0 issue with her son cashing large game checks from Cleveland… She just won the Just Shut Up award….

  9. DeVante, just get a muzzle for your mom right now… she doesn’t sound like a very intelligent woman.

  10. The Browns have nothing to “shout about” how did they do last year with Johnnie Football??? If Parker’s mother felt like saying that, she has a right. What’s the big deal??? See how he turns out with the Dolphins.

  11. The browns pick the guy they wanted, and Miami was lucky to get Parker, and are happy to have him. And if not, they would have taken Perryman at 14. Bill…sure the winter in Cleveland is tough, and not so in Miami, who would you pick?

  12. How exactly is love of the game measured in Cleveland? Blood alcohol content? Length of time spent in rehab? # of games suspended / seasons suspended? Anyway Danny Shelton was a strong solid pick.

  13. Sounds like he will fit right in with a Philbon coached team… If there’s one thing he does well, it’s to coach pussbags and have little control over his locker room

  14. I don’t think devante parker ever had anything to worry about. our idiot gm ray farmer hates recievers . if you don’t want to come to Cleveland all you have to be is a receiver, qb , offensive super star. ray farmer will never give up his stubborn attitude when it comes to recievers.

  15. I hate this kind of attitude by family members of players who are about to be drafted. Alot of wide receivers have had bad or average QB’s and have still been able to put up good to great numbers, just look at Josh Gordon. Heck, just look at two rookies last year who had good years and didn’t have a good QB, Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins. I think some family members would do better if they just shut their mouths. You don’t wish for a team not to draft your son, that’s ridiculous.

  16. Hahaha I completely understand Devante… They don’t call it the “Mistake by the Lake” for no reason. I live in Cleveland and I’d have to say the only good thing to come out of this city in a long time is Allie LaForce… Who Dey!

  17. And FYI Mary Kay Cabbot is one of the biggest Cleveland apologists in Cleveland… I wouldn’t be surprised if she made that up about Parker. Columnists up here stockpile excuses for why the Browns suck. I’ll tell you why right now…Because the last two QB’s you drafted in the first round were only drafted in the first rd because your front office can’t evaluate talent and they took 3rd rd QB’s in the 1st rd. Go and watch Devante Parker’s tape and tell me he’s not a stud… He’s the closest thing to an AJ Green clone I’ve ever seen. You might fool other people Mary Kay but I’m calling BS.

  18. I really hate it when the media puts a microphone in front of a parents mouth in major league sports. What good will the outcome be? It just turns into Jerry Springer.

    That being said… if DeVante turns out to be this type of player and cant play in the cold.

  19. Can’t wait till Haden or Whitner lays this stiff out. Momma’s Boy!!!!!!!!!

  20. And the answer should have been:

    “Parker is a fine player but we went with the best player available. We are thrilled to have Danny Shelton”.

    PS

    You wouldn’t hear a classless statement from Shelton’s family. The dude is first class and Cleveland SHOULD be thrilled.

  21. You know he now wants to have the best game of his career against the Browns to make they pay for a petty comment like that. No one can blame momma for saying what everyone is thinking anyway.

  22. Considering the Browns are “all in” with Hardline and Bowe, maybe they should have reconsidered.

  23. piss on him. its not little league where everyone gets to play. such an entitled world we live in….i wish i was talented enough to play NFL football. I’d play NFL football for the Egyptian Pharaoh’s if they drafted me.

  24. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns passed on him because “they felt he wasn’t tough enough and didn’t love the game enough.”

    —————-

    You mean like the Brown’s first round picks last year right?

  25. I’m pretty sure I’ve never made, whatever that noise is, in my entire life.

  26. She’s not wrong…

    I’m sure most Browns fans would agree with her.

    That’s not on them, that’s on their organization.

  27. “they felt he wasn’t tough enough and didn’t love the game enough.”

    Said the team who drafted Trent Richardson, Josh Gordon, Brandon Weedon and Johnny Manziel…..

  28. @billsfan1, loved watching a Rex Ryan coached team quit in Miami a few years back. Remember buttfumble and Holmes fighting on the field?

    A bills fan feeling the need to speak on coach’s while they are now with a AFC east, retread, is beyond chutzpah.

  29. Cabot saying that Parker isn’t tough, isn’t a team player, and/or doesn’t love the game is in direct conflict with pretty much every single pre-draft scouting report on the kid…

    Sounds like sour grapes to me.

    But yes, his mother should be happy he was drafted at 14 and shouldn’t be commenting on any other team.

  30. You know what, she wasn’t running her yap like this BEFORE the draft. So this just sounds like a whole lot of sour grapes to me. She’d be singing a different tune had the Browns picked him.

  31. doesn’t anyone get it!!!! If the Vikings who needed a WR passed on him especially with his college teammate as the QB. That has to tell you something….he fell into the perfect spot and they passed on him as well…………so i’m alright with passing on this guy

  32. I wonder if Raneca would mind her son getting PAID by the Cleveland Browns? She needs to shut her mouth and be thankful her son has the God-given talents to be consider for such a high honor and opportunity-to play in the National Football League.

  33. So now Miami will be looking forward to DeVante’s mom commenting all season long. “Tannehill’s not throwing to my son enough.” “How is the team supposed to win if DeVonte only makes two catches each game.” Or maybe she’ll come up with some other original material

  34. @finsbooyah It wasn’t Mary Kay’s words, it was the Browns team reps themselves who said that. Which seems consistent or they would have taken him.

  35. Last year, Parker’s teammate at Louisville, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, said the same. Of course, Cleveland passed on Bridgewater when they traded up to get Johnny Manziel. Which, you know, is the type of decision-making that might explain why a player wouldn’t want to play for the Browns, right?

  36. Wow this article has alot of goodies.

    First off Farmer and Pettine dont believe in over-emphasis on the QB position. That comment right there shows how clueless and incompetent these 2 idiots are. To even respond to a comment made by a players mom is childish, unprofessional and flat out a mockery. Pettine and Farmer and the Browns are acting like a kid getting dumped by his gf and saying i broke up with her first. For 2 representatives of an NFL to act like that speaks volums for the ineptitude of the Browns.

    Mom keep your piehole quiet. Stop bringing heat on your son

  37. Typical browns and browns fans lol because i can tell you that the browns paid a firm like a $100,000 to tell them who the best qb in last years draft was and the firm said Teddy Bridgewater and guess who the browns took. Oh yeah they also said Teddy wasnt tough enough for the NFL. I guess they missed the part where he did better than every other rookie QB and was the pepsi rookie of the year. I am a louisville fan and watched Devante Parker a long time and he is plenty tough enough and better than just about any receiver in the draft and he will show these browns what they skipped on.

  38. Typical browns and browns fans lol because i can tell you that the browns paid a firm like a $100,000 to tell them who the best qb in last years draft was and the firm said Teddy Bridgewater and guess who the browns took. Oh yeah they also said Teddy wasnt tough enough for the NFL.
    —————————————————————
    To be fair, Joe Banner was in charge when they paid for that study to be done, and he was no longer there when Draft Day rolled around last year. Also, they leaked the contents of that said study the night before the draft. So I’d still take that with a grain of salt.

    And also, MANY teams (foolishly) thought Teddy might not have been tough enough or that his frame was too “slight”. If there was a re-do on the 2014 Draft, Teddy & Derek Carr would have both been Top 10 if not Top 5 picks.

  39. Nothing says professionalism like stooping down to a four-year-old’s level with name calling. This is why you don’t get nice things.

  40. “not tough enough…”
    — Right, because there’s nothing tough about a guy who can get the football consistently despite having defenders all over him like butter. What a wuss.

    “doesn’t love the game enough.”
    — Yep, doesn’t matter that he went to all team meetings during the season even though he was injured at one point, and has already said in interviews he wants to keep working on his routes. He’s clearly an apathetic guy.

  41. For all you dummies whining about how sad or unprofessional it is for the Browns to “respond to” this kid’s mother, you meant want to develop a little reading comprehension and try again.

    The quote from Mary Kay Cabot is the team’s reason they passed on him. There’s no indication anywhere that their quote was a direct response to mommy.

    The scary thing is, the type of goofs who think the Browns’ quote about Parker was directed from the team directly at his mother probably vote in elections, too. *shudder*

  42. While I preferred WR Devin Smith (OSU) over WR Parker, let’s not pretend we didn’t want him. Parker was a consensus 3rd/4th best WR in this draft.

    However, the Browns wisely chose to fix their biggest problem at Run Defense. This is the first draft of the “new Browns” that I wasn’t throwing something at my TV. It wasn’t a headline-grabbing draft but, it was a good solid draft……for a change!

    Good luck to DeVante Parker, except when he plays against the Browns. For the Mom, she should be glad that Dez Bryant isn’t her son.

  43. His mom is right about Cleveland, BUT she DOES NOT need to go public with that BS. GM’s hate crap like that and there is no need to do any talking when her son has not yet accomplished ANYTHING in the NFL.

  44. Yeah Pettine and Farmer have a bunch of tough guys on their team, which is why they are so tough no one came to knock Antonio Brown’s head off after he kicked their punter right in the face in last years opener at Pittsburgh. Speaks volumes about the sissies on the Browns.

    If someone did that to a teammate of mine, i dont care if Antonio Brown was 5 yards out of bounds, im knocking his head off.

    This franchise is a complete joke, owned and run by a bunch of morons.

  45. Browns made the right move as they know from experience how these types of players can become a cancer to a team since they had to answer to Colt McCoys dad every time he had a bad game. I hope you like this woman dolphins fans because as you obviously read with all the “we’s” in her statement that is who you drafted (you seriously do have to question a 22 year old man who lets his mom make career decisions for him). It’s hillarious since she’s talking about another team but lets see how hard you’re laughing the first time her baby doesn’t get the ball enough times.

  46. Maybe he didn’t “love football” while interviewing with the Browns because he didn’t want to get drafted by them. Too say he isn’t tuff is a funny comment because if you watched Parker play he ALWAYS fights for the ball and never takes a play off.

    Sounds like some Browns fans are just bitter they are stuck with a DT who can’t do anything against double coverage instead of getting a top playmaker in the draft. I guarantee you Parker has more TD’s then Danny boy does sacks!

  47. doesn’t anyone get it!!!! If the Vikings who needed a WR passed on him especially with his college teammate as the QB. That has to tell you something….he fell into the perfect spot and they passed on him as well…………so i’m alright with passing on this guy
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    Actually the Vikings have Mike Wallace and Cordelle Patterson but had absolutely no one to play opposite of Xavier Rhodes. Bridge water came out a month ago lobbying for the Vikes to take Parker so your entire statement is false.

  48. Unless they’re talking about how proud they are of their boy, parents should just shut up. This woman has no business dissing an NFL franchise. It just makes her son look entitled.

    And, of course, every Browns story has all the super-clever dismissive comments about Cleveland and the Browns. Art Modell tore the heart out of the city when he chose to take a big bag of money from B’more and move the team. We got them back, but with none of the advantage expansion teams usually get coming into the league.

    So it’s been a tough time since ’99. Lots of bad owners. And is Haslam any better? He made them take Manziel, so don’t blame Farmer for that one. I’m not sure most Browns fans wanted Manziel, but clearly he can’t be fairly judged solely by how he performed last year. I’m not holding my breath, but I’m willing to see what he can do if/when he is actually, allegedly committed to football this year.

    And it’s far too early to write off Justin Gilbert – who must be the only first rounder from last year who underperformed because every other team always has drafts that are 100% successful, right?

    Criticizing a draft in hindsight is a useless exercise. Many people like to act as though they’re smarter than any given NFL GM or front office because they can look back at a situation a year or two later and criticize what was or wasn’t done, as though the future should have been obvious to everyone at the time. Nonsense.

    I like what the Browns did in the draft. I’m hopeful that it represents a more sensible approach to improving the team.

  49. As “a receiver who might need a quarterback”, it was also probably a good thing he didn’t go to the Browns.

  50. pleasestopthesnow says:
    May 4, 2015 6:33 PM
    Yeah Pettine and Farmer have a bunch of tough guys on their team, which is why they are so tough no one came to knock Antonio Brown’s head off after he kicked their punter right in the face in last years opener at Pittsburgh. Speaks volumes about the sissies on the Browns.

    If someone did that to a teammate of mine, i dont care if Antonio Brown was 5 yards out of bounds, im knocking his head off.
    ————————————–

    Yes, because only the real geniuses get themselves ejected from games. That’s the best way to be professional and help your team.

  51. mister305miami says:
    May 4, 2015 6:38 AM
    The Browns know how to evaluate, I mean look at Gilbert, johnny football, Trent Richardson, the 28 year old QB you selected in round 1 and Josh Gordon.
    ——————
    Jury is still out on Gilbert and Johnny, but Farmer didn’t draft Richardson, Weeden, nor Josh Gordon (who was selected in the supplemental draft). Nice try, though.

  52. If Davante isn’t embarrassed by his moms’ comments he should be. She needs to shut up!

  53. Parker would have been welcomed in Minnesota with open arms. The guy is a fantastic talent, and has more heart and desire for the game than the Browns obviously think. The Vikings had greater need at cornerback and so went in that direction.

    I love the fact that media outlets put people in awkward positions so they end up saying something that can be used out of context, or misconstrued to make it seem that their simple comment was actually an inflammatory statement.

    Parker’s mum seems a lovely person who loves her son. I respect that and wish Devante all the best with Miami.

  54. The comments made by Mary Kay Cabot are very questionable, considering the Browns drafted Justin Gilbert in the top 10. Gilbert proved in college he was a soft pile inspector that does not like to tackle. He lacks toughness and obviously work ethic. So, the Browns will have to find another excuse. It’s no secret that players don’t want to go to Cleveland. It’s a bad franchise on and off the field.

  55. It’s find for Manning’s dad to have his opinion but not a mother of a black athlete every parent wants the best for there kid plus he earned his way to be drafted with his god given talent not just glade he got drafted

  56. Miami has better weather. That’s about the extent of the argument they can make about their superiority, unless they want to trot out Mercury Morris and rehash their success in the early 1970’s.

  57. If there was ever a franchise that is worse than Miami at evaluating talent, it’s Cleveland. This, in fact, give me hope the Devante WAS a good pick. GO FINS!

  58. Parker is a good player and will probably do good things, but the Browns had a Great draft getting a lot stronger up the middle in the trenches. This is from a vikes fan who liked parker but didn’t want him at 11.

  59. Wow, Mom says we like the weather. I hope she doesn’t get too hot playing in the 90 plus degree weather she will be experiencing. When she puts on her pads, she might overheat.

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