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07:06 AM ET 09.20 | Suffice it to say former Browns president Mike Holmgren was no fan of this week's deal. [Holmgren], who traded up a notch to No. 3 to draft Trent Richardson last year, ripped the Browns for trading Richardson to the Colts for a first-round pick in 2014, saying he'd quit as a head coach if a team traded away his best offensive player and that it was a knee-jerk reaction. "I struggled with it," Holmgren said [Thursday] on Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle with host Dave "Softy" Mahler. "Philosophically, if I am the coach and someone came in anywhere and did that, I'd say 'OK, fire me, or I'm going to quit. Or we're going to both go into the owner and talk about this and the we'll see who's still standing.'" ... "How do you make your team better by trading your best player?" he said.

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September 20, 2013  07:08 AM ET

Ummm...it's the Browns!!!

September 20, 2013  07:19 AM ET

You might want to ask Jerry Jones about that. Of course fools that will trade half a team and mortgage their future for one player are rare, but not unheard of.

September 20, 2013  07:19 AM ET

Cleveland will never win another championship in any sport.............





Not hate.............Just fact...............

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September 20, 2013  07:26 AM ET
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Some day success will find it's way to Cleveland

in the movies (Major League)

September 20, 2013  07:31 AM ET

ok, we got the Browns or Hot Clicks. ===================================>

September 20, 2013  07:31 AM ET
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in the movies (Major League)

And they had to "play" their games in Milwaukee. They can't even represent well in the make believe world.

September 20, 2013  07:32 AM ET
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ok, we got the Browns or Hot Clicks. ===================================>

Too bad she's wearing half of an Eagles t-shirt. The wrong half, too.

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September 20, 2013  07:40 AM ET
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Too bad she's wearing half of an Eagles t-shirt. The wrong half, too.

Agreed.

Extremely poor sartorial taste.

September 20, 2013  07:54 AM ET
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You might want to ask Jerry Jones about that. Of course fools that will trade half a team and mortgage their future for one player are rare, but not unheard of.

Mike Ditka at NO Saints getting Ricky Williams...

September 20, 2013  07:54 AM ET
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They also used actors....how dare they

"Actors"? Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. How dare THEY?

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September 20, 2013  08:01 AM ET
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"Actors"? Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. How dare THEY?

I figured Eli was using that word loosely..VERY!

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September 20, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Based on Holmgren's contributions to the success of the Browns, I guess KJR Radio felt compelled to get a response.

Whatever...

September 20, 2013  08:04 AM ET
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ok, we got the Browns or Hot Clicks. ===================================>

Hot Clicks.

September 20, 2013  08:05 AM ET
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Too bad she's wearing half of an Eagles t-shirt. The wrong half, too.

At least we know where the upside to the Eagles went.

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September 20, 2013  08:19 AM ET

What was Holmgren supposed to say, " yeah, I messed that draft up good."

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