Wednesday Morning Link Party

There is a lot going on in Browns country, as the process of hiring a GM continues to be drawn out, even when it has become quite obvious who it will be.  Here are some of the headlines:

  • First of all, I just want to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Browns legend Dante Lavelli, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 85.  Lavelli was one of the few remaining players from the original Browns in 1946.  A favorite target of quarterback Otto Graham, Lavelli is known as one of the best receivers in Cleveland Browns history.  RIP, Dante.
  • George Kokinis and the Browns went on a second date yesterday.  Although there is still no word on a contract, rumor has it Kokinis got to second base with Eric Mangini after driving him up to Lovers’ Point.
  • The team interviewed New York Giants director of pro personnel Dave Gettlemen for the general manager position last week, although Kokinis is still the front-runner.  Additionally, Mangini is about to hire Jets assistant strength coach Rick Lyle for the same position here in Cleveland.
  • Sure, Braylon Edwards played some basketball, but did the Browns know about it?
  • Mangini isn’t yet saying who the starting quarterback will be, going Belichick-esque on the subject, saying little about the upcoming decision.  If quarterback Derek Anderson is not retained, the Browns are most certainly going to have to go searching for a new backup, because if one thing was certain this past season, it’s that Ken Dorsey is…Ken Dorsey.
  • Why Browns fans should be cheering for the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
  • Allegedly, Eric Mangini was never meant to be the Browns next head coach, but found himself in an interview as a favor to his agent, who also happens to be his father-in-law.

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