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Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - Radical - 01-13-2011 07:53 PM
From 1992 to 1996, Michael Lombardi was responsible for all draft selections for the Cleveland Browns. He also managed the salary cap, personnel decisions at the college and pro level, and handled all contracts.
Let's look at how well he did...
1st - Tommy Vardell - Bust
2nd - Patrick Rowe - Bust
3rd - Bill Johnson and Gerald Dixon - Busts
6th - Rico Smith and George Williams - Nothing
7th - Selwyn Jones - Bounced from team to team
1st - Steve Everitt - Bust
2nd - Dan Footman - Bust
3rd - Mike Caldwell - Bust
5th - Herman Harvie - Nothing
6th - Rich McKenzie - Nothing
7th - Travis Hill - Nothing
1st - Antonio Langham and Derrick Alexander - Busts
3rd - Romeo Brandison - Never even made the team
5th - Isacc Booth - Nothing
6th - Robert Strait - Nothing
7th - Andre Hewitt - Nothing
1st - Craig Powell - Busts
3rd - Eric Zeier and Mike Fredrick - Busts
5th - Tau Pupau and Mike Miller - Nothing
7th - A.C. Tellison
1996 - The team moved and was inactive. Lombardi was gone.
Simply put, he fucking sucked at talent evaluation. He was regularly everyone's bitch when it came to trades, would have been better off having a monkey throw darts at names on a wall when it came to drafting, and was a complete failure as a GM.
But let's top this off with the best thing you probably don't know about Lombardi. From 1999 to 2007 he worked closely with Al Davis in player evaluation, as well as contracts. He was a big part of them drafting JaMarcus Russell.
This jackass was actively working against the Raiders back when Art Shell was their coach... while he was still working with them. He would call reporters around the country and shit talk his own team, and was banned from their practice field because he would actively bad talk the team around other Raider organization members. His last move was to trade Randy Moss to the Patriots for a 4th round pick, and went out of his way to extensively let everyone know on a national level that Randy could no longer run.
I've coughed up phlegm-jims that knew more about football than this blubbernaut.
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - phocis850 - 01-13-2011 07:56 PM
I love this post. +1
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - Irishfalconfan#35 - 01-13-2011 08:04 PM
You'd think he'd get something right by mistake
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - Anomaly - 01-13-2011 08:21 PM
F Rod Woodson too.
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - cooperbh - 01-13-2011 08:29 PM
Great stuff. We now know the exact cause of his beef with the Falcons: GM envy.
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - Raptor Claw - 01-13-2011 09:55 PM
You are my hero!
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - vel - 01-13-2011 10:11 PM
WOW! I never knew he was that terrible at talent evaluation!!
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - hitwriter - 01-13-2011 10:42 PM
Note to Admins: Would love to see a category for media resumes' like the one Radical made here...
Sort of our own Wikiforum where Dilfer, Lombardi etc... are exposed for their real significance and/or contribution to the game.
Would make a great reference library!
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - monoxide - 01-14-2011 12:16 AM
I wouldn't call Derrick Alexander a bust. He had 3 1000+ yard seasons, 3 9+ touchdown seasons, and is the Chiefs all time single season leader in receiving yards with 1,400. I wouldn't argue that he was anything spectacular, but with the 29th overall pick, I'll take that out of a receiver.
But outside of that, yes, Michael Lombardi is horrible. Actually, he's beyond horrible, he's fucking horrible. He makes Matt Millen look like Dimitroff. Can you actually imagine both Michael Lombardi AND Matt Millen both on NFL Network? Oh wait...
RE: Fun Facts About Michael Lombardi - Jesus - 01-14-2011 12:57 AM
whoa whoa whoa
Apologize to TD. They should never appear in the same sentence. Bad mojo.