Mike Lombardi

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Alex Reimer
September 26, 2018 - 10:19 am
Former NFL executive Mike Lombardi once again appears to be supporting Bill Belichick. Over the weekend, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Patriots nearly sent Rob Gronkowski to the Lions for draft picks prior to the NFL Draft. But Gronk threatened to retire, ruining the deal. Predictably,...
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Ryan Hannable
September 26, 2018 - 8:36 am
Things haven't gone well at all for the Patriots this season as they are off to a 1-2 start and are two games back in the AFC East at any point in the year for the first time since 2002. Appearing on The Ringer's GM Street podcast , former Patriots executive Mike Lombardi was highly critical of the...
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Ryan Hannable
September 22, 2018 - 7:43 am
The big topic with the Patriots this week was the trade for Josh Gordon and whether or not it will work out. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Friday afternoon, former Patriots and Browns executive Mike Lombardi discussed the move, and he has a unique perspective as he was with the Browns...
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Ryan Hannable
May 08, 2018 - 10:41 am
One of the biggest reasons for the Patriots' success over the years has been their players taking less money than they could get elsewhere in order to stay with the team. Appearing on The Ringer's "GM Street" podcast , former Patriots executive Mike Lombardi weighed in on Matt Ryan's massive new...
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Ryan Hannable
May 02, 2018 - 11:25 am
One of the more intriguing late-round picks for the Patriots this past weekend was Miami slot receiver Braxton Berrios in the sixth round. Like many of the Patriots’ selections, he was a college captain, finishing his four years at the school with exactly 100 receptions for 1,175 yards and 14...
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Ryan Hannable
April 24, 2018 - 10:46 am
By now everyone knows what Rob Gronkowski has been up to this offseason, most recently not attending the start of the Patriots offseason workout program and then holding a bizarre press conference at Gillette Staduium before a Monstor MotorCross event where he seemingly mocked the program as a...
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Alex Reimer
March 08, 2018 - 9:06 am
It only took one misquote to set off a Twitter storm Wednesday. The Nation’s Dave Zirin, one of the country’s most preeminent left-wing sports journalists, paraphrased a quote from former NFL executive Mike Lombardi that made it appear as if Lombardi was blasting UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen for his...
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Ryan Hannable
February 15, 2018 - 11:07 am
A few nights ago during a blowout win over the Suns, Warriors coach Steve Kerr let his players coach -- letting them run timeouts, call plays, etc. -- which was viewed as a coaching tactic to make the team better. Some people around the league agreed, while some didn't. Appearing on The Ringer's GM...
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Ryan Hannable
January 26, 2018 - 1:28 pm
Earlier in the week, The Ringer's Mike Lombardi went on "The Ringer NFL show" and called the Eagles a "horrendous" matchup for the Patriots. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria with Ben Volin and Alex Reimer in for Merloni and Fauria Friday, he explained why. “Look, it’s hard. Offensively, they...
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Alex Reimer
January 05, 2018 - 1:43 pm
Barstool Sports’ David Portnoy alleges ex-Patriots executive Mike Lombardi is Seth Wickersham’s primary source for his explosive ESPN feature story about the intensifying rift between Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft. Lombardi, who served under Belichick in Cleveland and New England,...
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