Chiefs’ Ray Farmer Lands In Cleveland

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Former Kansas City Chiefs Director of Pro Personnel, Ray Farmer, has landed a new job in Cleveland.

Farmer has been named the assistant GM for the Browns. Michael Lombardi, who was originally named Vice President–Player Personnel in January, has had his title changed to GM.

Farmer is noteworthy simply because of how long he managed to stick around in KC. Farmer was with the Chiefs for seven years, dating all the way back to the Herm Edwards/Carl Peterson era.

Somehow Farmer managed to survive the Scott Pioli plaque that tore through Arrowhead. When Pioli arrived he fired almost everyone he could, including janitors.

Anyway, Farmer was retained and his experience had him on a few shortlists for GM positions this past offseason. While Farmer did not land any of those jobs, it appears this new role with the Browns is a step in the right direction. If Cleveland has any success over the next couple of seasons, Farmer may just find himself in charge on an NFL team of his own.

We didn’t often hear much about Farmer but he was likely heavily involved in bringing in some of the talent still on the Chiefs’ roster. He is likely most famously remembered for his role on the HBO show “Hard Knocks” the year the Chiefs appeared on the program. Farmer had the unenviable job of telling players that they had been cut from the Chiefs, which considering how bad the team was at the time, was especially insulting.

Here is one of the more famous moments from the show, involving Farmer.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Ray Farmer

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  • chiefridgy

    Hilarious ending in the video.

  • berttheclock

    As Michael Lombardi is a very good friend of Pioli, he is helping to find Farmer a new home. Not mentioned is the Browns were the first team to interview Farmer for the open post-Heckert seat. Soon to be announced is Lombardi will hire Pioli to be in charge of candy wrapper cleanup. The Browns have been afraid of possible lawsuits since the days of Whip Lash Willie from “The Fortune Cookie”

    • Michael Shaw

      Jesus dude, do you ever have anything nice to say?? Ray Farmer is considered a great personnel man. He will do a great job and I for one hope he does a hell of a job for them like he did for us! BTW, who the hell was Casey Printers…………………………………….OH yeah, another QB we drafted that didn’t work out!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/william.g.edwards William G. Edwards

        Printer came from the CFL

      • berttheclock

        I have said many nice thngs about many different players, John Dorsey and others. Do you really know the background of Ray Farmer? He was a LB for the Eagles when Joe Banner was with them. Banner has been taking a great deal of heat for hiring Lombardi as the majority of Browns’ fans do not like having him return to Cleveland. By bringing Farmer aboard, Banner has created the new position of Asst GM and bumped Lombardi up to GM. Should Lombardi fail (His NFL record is 0-5, BTW), then, Farmer can be eased into becoming GM to soften the howls of the Dawg Pound. However, with the Chiefs, please tell me once again about his “marvelous” job. He was responsible for pro scouting of players in the NFL and CFL. Run down, once again, the many “marvelous” FAs brought to the Chiefs under Pioli/Farmer. Jus being involved with the release of current players is no big deal. Even Al Davis sent a flunkie down to the locker room to cut the legendary George Bland.

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    I’d of cut him for wearing socks with sandals.

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