clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Banner´s Scrunchers Versus Lombardi´s Scroungies

Banner´s Scrunchers Versus Lombardi´s Scroungies

Banner, The Chudd and Haslam
Banner, The Chudd and Haslam

Banner´s Scrunchers Versus Lombardi´s Scroungies


I had an epiphany, regarding the firing of Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi, following the rumors, that they were warring against each other inside Berea.  Given the fact, that regarding the personnel, prior to Pettine, the CEO and the GM were solely responsible for reporting to the owner.  The purse strings, if you will.  What if they took their job descriptions seriously?  Duking it out between the executives view and the scout standpoint?  Here is that What If.  It tells an entirely different story, than the starters predictable, according to contracts, in the end, long term situation, enforced by The Chudd!  What story does it tell?  It says, that accepting a bit of subterfuge to a very hypocritical situation, Banner, Lombardi and possibly The Chudd, managed to create a hidden framework, seeking retribution by the honest and earnest fan base, in full sight, for the discerning football fanatic, to disseminate in their own time.  Here´s my result of the theoretical, applied to the current roster.


Edwin Baker-Joe Banner

Gary Barnidge-Mike Lombardi

Davone Bess-Joe Banner

Jason Campbell-Joe Banner

Josh Cooper-Mike Lombardi

Oniel Cousins-Mike Lombardi

Reid Fragel-Joe Banner

Garrett Gilkey-Mike Lombardi

MarQueis Gray-Joe Banner

John Greco-Mike Lombardi

Shawn Lauvao-Mike Lombardi

Greg Little-Joe Banner

Willis McGahee-Joe Banner

Keavon Milton-Joe Banner

Chris Ogbonnaya-Joe Banner

Jason Pinkston-Joe Banner

Mitchell Schwartz-Joe Banner

Andre Smith-Joe Banner

Alex Tanney-Mike Lombardi

Brian Tyms-Mike Lombardi

Conner Vernon-Mike Lombardi

Martin Wallace-Joe Banner

Brandon Weeden-Mike Lombardi

Fozzy Whittaker-Mike Lombardi


Brian Hoyer-Joe Banner

Jamaine Cook-Joe Banner

Dion Lewis-Joe Banner

Travis Benjamin-Joe Banner

Josh Gordon-Joe Banner

Tori Gurley-Joe Banner

Charles Johnson-Joe Banner

Jordan Cameron-Joe Banner

Jeremiah Warren-Joe Banner

Alex Mack-Joe Banner

Joe Thomas-Joe Banner

Martin Wallace-Joe Banner

Chris Faulk-Mike Lombardi


Johnson Bademosi-Joe Banner

Armonty Bryant-Mike Lombardi

Tank Carder-Mike Lombardi

Darius Eubanks-Joe Banner

Tashaun Gipson-Mike Lombardi

Paul Hazel-Joe Banner

John Hughes-Joe Banner

Brandon Hughes-Mike Lombardi

D´Qwell Jackson-Joe Banner

Paul Kruger-Joe Banner

Eric Martin-Mike Lombardi

Leon McFadden-Joe Banner

Barkevious Mingo-Joe Banner

Julian Posey-Joe Banner

Jordan Poyer-Joe Banner

Craig Robertson-Joe Banner

Brian Sanford-Joe Banner

Jabaal Sheard-Mike Lombardi

Buster Skrine-Mike Lombardi


Cam Henderson-Joe Banner

Desmond Bryant-Joe Banner

Ishmaily Kitchen-Mike Lombardi

Ahtyba Rubin-Joe Banner

Justin Staples-Joe Banner

Phillip Taylor-Joe Banner

Billy Winn-Mike Lombardi

Quentin Groves-Joe Banner

Brandon Magee-Mike Lombardi

Josh Aubrey-Joe Banner

Joe Haden-Joe Banner

T.J. Heath-Joe Banner

T.J. Ward-Joe Banner

Jamoris Slaughter-Joe Banner


Billy Cundiff-Joe Banner

Spencer Lanning-Joe Banner

Christian Yount-Joe Banner


Brandon Bogotay-Mike Lombardi

Lets do the math:

Banner on Offense:  25;  Lombardi on Offense:  12;

Banner on Defense:  24;  Lombardi on Defense:  10;

Banner Special Teams:  3;  Lombardi Special Teams:  1;

Theoretically, if this is Mike Lombardi´s Lineup, who would win?


TE Gary Barnidge

WR Josh Cooper

OG Oniel Cousins

OT Garrett Gilkey

OT John Greco

OG Shawn Lauvao

QB Alex Tanney

WR Brian Tyms

WR Conner Vernon

QB Brandon Weeden

RB Fozzy Whittaker

OT Chris Faulk


DE Armonty Bryant

OLB Tank Carder

S Tashaun Gipson

S Brandon Hughes

ILB Eric Martin

DT Jabaal Sheard

CB Buster Skrine

DT Ishamaily Kitchen

NG Billy Winn

ILB Brandon Magee


K Brandon Bogotay

But, there are only 10 on Defense!  And the Offense doesn´t have a Center!

2 names, that could have saved their jobs:  C Braxston Cave and OLB L.J. Fort!

So, in the friendly in house competition, who would have won?  Banner´s Penny Scrunchers or Lombardi´s Street Scroungies?

Under current NFL conditions, I´d give it to Joe Banner´s economy conscious selection.  Assuming Mike Lombardi´s scroungy team, didn´t get a chance to assemble and train.