There is probably no one on Earth who wants to play for the Cleveland Browns more than former Towson University linebacker Monte Gaddis. Like really, Gaddis has spent the last three days in front of the Browns’ complex holding a sign that says, “Starving for my first shot… why not?” in hopes of landing a tryout.
Day 1: No luck.
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Day 2: Needed an umbrella.
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Day 3: Holy crap, it worked?!
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Per Cleveland.com, Gaddis’ bold strategy paid off Wednesday when GM Ray Farmer walked out of the complex to meet with the man who has been pacing on the sidewalks all week:
“I was like, ‘Oh, snap. He’s coming to me,'” Gaddis said. “I had to take a few breaths just to get things right.”
Gaddis explained his reason for standing outside of the Browns’ building. Farmer, the team’s general manager, told him he could have chosen a different way to get his message across to the organization.
“I told him I felt this was the best route I had since I didn’t have an agent or anything,” Gaddis said. “I told him, ‘Hey, it got you to come across the street to talk to me. I think I did a good job.’ He chuckled, so it was a good feeling.”
And just like that the next crop of undrafted prospects will have a new strategy to secure meetings with general managers.
Gaddis apparently submitted game tape of himself to the Browns personnel department that day, and is now anxiously awaiting word for a potential trout.
Monte Gaddis highlights
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