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Browns hired Michael Lombardi as GM.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Update: Michael Lombardi's title in Cleveland will be VP player personnel.
Guess the reports were half true. Also ... how did NFLN get beat on this story?
Good for him. Lombardi is a good guy who has tremendous respect for Belichick and the Patriots.
Lombardi also talks too much. The guy never takes a breath. The good thing about that was when he was on Dennis and Callahan, John Dennis couldn't get a word in to ask one of his self-righteous, see-how-smart-I-am, questions that included the answers. Lombardi would just start talking from the moment he was introduced until the commercial break. They'll all go nuts in Cleveland with him running the show.
The other good thing about this is that the Browns, who are the verge of having a good team, will draft well and get some interesting free agents to torment the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals in the near future.
While the AFC East continues to look like Belichick in Lilliput, the AFC North will be a monster that will take a toll on each of its members.
I don't know why having no backup QB, and no provision for a follow on for 35 going on 36 year old, Tom Brady is so attractive to some who call themselves Patriots fans.
Mallett sucks, and we can probabaly hire Hoyer or Cassell to back up TFB until we draft McCarron next year.
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Flacco's success this off season has to help Mallett's trade value, they're awfully similar QB.
As I said a month or so ago, I want either the Browns' #1 in 2014 or their #3 in 2013 and their #2 in 2014. If not, I would keep Mallett. In this year or unsure QB in the draft he has to have value after two years of causing not a bit of trouble (which was his main negative coming out).
Mallett - 6' 6", 245 lbs, 24 yr old
NFL Career: 1-4, 17 yd, 0 TD, 1 INT, rating 5.2
Mallett doesn't suck. But I'm more than happy to ship him elsewhere, bring a journeyman QB and a rookie into camp, in exchange for anything that smells like the value of a 2nd round pick or better. To me he's a roster luxury that we should monetize. Might perhaps weaken our depth at QB, but turning that into a starting WR, S or elite OG would be good for the roster overall.
"We want to build a big, strong, tough, smart, fast, disciplined football team that will consistently compete for a championship."
-- Scott Pioli, from the Patriots scouting manual
I'd trade Mallett in a heartbeat for a second round pick. For a first round pick, I'd put a bow on him and express mail him to the buyer.
I'm particularly high on Mallett and believe he could have a very bright future in the NFL. That said, this team is in win now mode and I like the draft flexibility to pick whoever BB realistically wants. The same goes for trade acquisitions utilizing draft choices.