NFL trade deadline might be a lost cause

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You get the feeling that the NFL would love to pump up their trade deadline, but as Greg Garber points out at ESPN, reluctance rules the day. It’s the only thing in a nearly 365-day NFL year that the league hasn’t been able to turn into an event. There are some examples of deals that

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It’s not time for Johnny Manziel to take over… yet

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Despite an awful showing in Jacksonville against a really bad Jaguars team, it’s not time for Johnny Football. Brian Hoyer and the Cleveland Browns offense had a miserable day, but there’s little reason to think it would have been better with Johnny Manziel under center. His mobility might have helped at times, but it’s silly

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Browns play down to competition, lose to Jags 24-6

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This is not one of those games that defines the ceiling of this Cleveland Browns team. It defines where they are in their development — and that’s not nearly as far developed as they want to be — but it doesn’t define their ceiling. This team can be a good one, but they’re not experienced

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Browns Week 6 Review: Four Thoughts on the Offense

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It’s hard to act like you’ve been there before when the the Pittsburgh Steelers have won 18 of the last 19 matchups. But, with this win over the Steelers, the Cleveland Browns are once again over .500. And with the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the upcoming three opponents, the immediate

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Week 6 Film Room: The Defense

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The Cleveland Browns played their best game of the season versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The team played a complete game on both sides of the ball and won 31-10. The defense finally looked like the defense that most people expected before the season. They allowed only 10 points on the day and the

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Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Behind the Box Score

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Fifteen years of pent-up frustration was released in the form of the Browns’ 31-10 thumping of Pittsburgh on Sunday. It was a day that will hold a special place in the memories of the long suffering Browns’ faithful. The day when the big bad wolf huffed, puffed, and was hit over the top for a 51-yard

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Week 5 Film Room: The Offense

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Kyle Shanahan is Love, Kyle Shanahan is Life. This is what I continue telling people who do not understand how a Brian Hoyer-led offense with Miles Austin and two sub-5-foot-10 receivers can be so successful. The NFL is frequently called a “passing league” by fans and analysts. And, they are not wrong. The pass-to-run ratio

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Just how good is the Cleveland Browns offense?

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For the first time since the days when “Pinball Wizard”, “Proud Mary”, and “Sugar Sugar” were pulsating through the radio waves, the Cleveland Browns have scored 21 or more points in four straight games to start the season. It’s taken forty-five years for the Browns to start a season as hot on offense as that 1969 squad. In that

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