May 9, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns first round draft picks Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) are introduced to the media with head coach Mike Pettine (left) and general Manager Ray Farmer (left) at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Farmer Forgiven??


The Cleveland Browns signed two of the higher level free agents left in free agency in Miles Austin and Earl Bennett along with bringing in a load of undrafted free agents. This after he said that it was up to him to fill the void of the supposed suspension of  Gordon . Also by not taking a single wide receiver in a draft with an abundance of talent at that position!

Myself, I sat in wonderment and anxiously awaiting them to choose one, as two fell in their lap at pick#4 and they traded out of the pick! I thought they must have a reason to pass up the two best wide outs in the draft? The will certainly get one in the first three rounds ! As the rounds went by there was disbelief, not only by me, but also the so called experts as I flipped back and forth between the channels covering the draft! In the middle of all this we find out Josh Gordon has troubles and may not play next year!

Ray Farmer then, after the draft states not to panic, it’s up to he and Coach Mike Pettine to rectified the situation. They are in the process of signing undrafted free agents and checking the remaining free agent market. They sign several UDFA’s that are credible wide outs and sign Austin and Bennett!

Don’t forget two things, there will be cuts made by other teams before season starts and there have been diamonds found in the UDFA’s. Mr. Farmer is doing what he can to fill the void even if by committee ! The question remains, has he redeemed himself for not drafting a receiver ??

What’s your opinion, leave it in the comments.

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  • Richard Ciesielski

    Being a Browns fan I’m still waiting to see which way the wind blows in Cleveland. The team seems like they pick and choose where they want to stand. Bess had issues and they parted with him, Gorden has issues and they make it sound like they’ll wait on him? I read where Manziel sends a tweet or text to the Browns and that influences their decission to get him ? So had he not said he wanted in Cleveland you have to wonder what direction they were really going to go, who knows? I’m not one to say Rays off the hook. I’m hoping for the best and I like the seeds they’re trying to plant here but the more that comes out the more it feels like it is what it is, We don’t own the team, we don’t call the shots. We root for the team and hope the fellas they get don’t just look up in the stands and see us as mere bystanders. In Cleveland we might be like every other place but we truely care about our football team. Farmer is doing a lot of the good things Haslam is allowing to happen, its his money. I think you really have to credit the OWNER, he’s the one who figured out that if the Brown name was just a name Cleveland could have gotten a different name. If Farmer gets its and he’s trying, which I think he does and is, if its good enough for the owner, it has to be good enough for us.

    • Letterman007

      Glad you feel that way. I truly think they are trying to change the culture around here and they have done a few things to prove it. First they got Mack for at least two more years! Second, they extended Haden and brought in Dansby and Whitner! Then the draft to bolster both the offense and defense. Let’s face it, we don’t know how long Gordon will be gone? With his talent it would be ashame to just cut him . So let’s give it one more chance and see where he ends up?
      But your right, we must credit Mr. Haslam for this as it wouldn’t have happened if Lerner still had controll! It was a collective effort from the front office,scouting department, coaches , and owner. That feeling of euphoria on May 8th was great, then the downer of the Gordon thing, now the feeling of somewhere in between.
      My post here says Letterman, but I was the writer of the article. Thanks, Ric