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Old 05-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Ex-Browns GM Tom Heckert has joined the Broncos staff, per source
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Keith Kidd's replacement?
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Beat me to it....exactly what I was thinking.
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Beat me to it....exactly what I was thinking.
My post was short. Yours took more thought and time.
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Good, he was solid with the Eagles. Andy Reid wanted him back in January as well. Sting his ass a little.
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Excellent....I like Tom Heckert.

I thought he was building the Browns up in the right direction when they let him go after the season.

He did a nice job with Philly before he went to Cleveland.

Probably hired to replace former Director of Pro Personnel Keith Kidd, who was let go last week and was a holdover from the Josh McDaniels cluster****.
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Excellent....I like Tom Heckert.

I thought he was building the Browns up in the right direction when they let him go after the season.

He did a nice job with Philly before he went to Cleveland.

Probably hired to replace former Director of Pro Personnel Keith Kidd, who was let go last week and was a holdover from the Josh McDaniels cluster****.
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On January 11, 2010, Heckert became the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns.[1]

On Monday December 31, 2012, Heckert, along with head coach Pat Shurmur was relieved of his duties as Browns GM by the Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III.[2] Despite posting by the Browns of a paltry record of 14-34 during his reign as Browns' GM, Heckert, along with former team president Mike Holmgren, are credited by many NFL observers as paving the way for the team, which has the youngest team in the league, for quick improvement in the near future by overseeing solid drafts in the past three years in which they selected high draft prospects and potential All-Pro players such as defensive backs Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, wide receivers Greg Little, Travis Benjamin and Josh Gordon, defensive lineman Phil Taylor, running back Trent Richardson, and 2012 starting quarterback Brandon Weeden.
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come on man. we all know you know who Tom Heckert is
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I wonder why Kidd was let go so soon after the draft. Did he mis handle something during the draft?
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I wonder why Kidd was let go so soon after the draft. Did he mis handle something during the draft?
Those guys work towards the draft, when it is over, that's when guys aren't retained, joined other teams, etc.
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Those guys work towards the draft, when it is over, that's when guys aren't retained, joined other teams, etc.
Yes but I wonder if he had some particular failing that caused his dismissal? We will never know I suppose.
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Yes but I wonder if he had some particular failing that caused his dismissal? We will never know I suppose.
probably just Elway wanting someone else. Heckert joined us very quickly.
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Yes but I wonder if he had some particular failing that caused his dismissal? We will never know I suppose.
Failing? Probably. I mean he was a leftover part of McDA's staff! Nuff said!
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Failing? Probably. I mean he was a leftover part of McDA's staff! Nuff said!
You mean like Matt Russell?
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I wonder why Kidd was let go so soon after the draft. Did he mis handle something during the draft?
As Director of Pro Personnel, he may have just a supporting role concerning the draft. OTOH, he has a huge role during FA, and one can't help but wonder his role in faxgate, if any.

However, Kidd's contract was coming due, and maybe this is just a situation where Elway saw an opportunity to upgrade the department, assuming Heckert fills Kidd's same role. If so, I wouldn't be surprised if this has been in the works for some time.
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As Director of Pro Personnel, he may have just a supporting role concerning the draft. OTOH, he has a huge role during FA, and one can't help but wonder his role in faxgate, if any.

However, Kidd's contract was coming due, and maybe this is just a situation where Elway saw an opportunity to upgrade the department, assuming Heckert fills Kidd's same role. If so, I wouldn't be surprised if this has been in the works for some time.
That's probably the likely scenario although fax gate is on someone on both sides.
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Elway probably let him keep his title and had him cleaning out the ****ters until his contract was up.
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Elway probably let him keep his title and had him cleaning out the ****ters until his contract was up.
His constant nagging about picking Patrick Peterson might have been his undoing.
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His constant nagging about picking Patrick Peterson might have been his undoing.
I didn't know the Rev worked for the Broncos.......
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According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Heckert will be assuming the role of director of pro personnel vacated by the departure of Keith Kidd.

Kidd did not have his contract renewed by the Broncos following the completion of the NFL Draft.
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