Lyle Alzado, the Heart and Soul of the Kardiac Kids: Reliving Yesteryear

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The years 1979, 1980, and 1981… Are they really thirty years ago? Does it seem so long ago that… In world news: Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile? The move set in motion the Iranian hostage crisis. Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq, after his predecessor “resigned” Ronald

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Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

Justin Gilbert Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The

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Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons: Behind the Box Score

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Brian Hoyer’s two late, fourth-quarter interceptions nearly gave the game to the Atlanta Falcons as Matt Bryant connected on a 53-yard field goal to give Atlanta the lead with just under 50 seconds to play. But Hoyer rebounded in the final minute, completing four straight passes, and engineering a flawless hurry-up offense to set up Billy Cundiff’s

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Tashaun Gipson’s loss leaves a big gap in the Browns defense

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The Cleveland Browns have had many injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, but none may be bigger than the loss of free safety Tashaun Gipson. Amidst this Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, Gipson injured his MCL and possibly the PCL, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The injury occurred early in the

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Mike Pettine outlasts Mike Smith in bad coaching competition

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Sunday’s Cleveland Browns game against the Atlanta Falcons was not a fine showing of head coaching skills. I wondered aloud on Twitter if Falcons coach Mike Smith had been fired yet, and I wasn’t just making a joke. I still like Mike Pettine and his team seems to rally around him and play for him,

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Cleveland Browns Week 12 Winners and Losers

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When I look at teams like the Atlanta Falcons or Chicago Bears, I see an NFL case study. You have incredibly talented weapons—Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, Martellus Bennett, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Matt Forte, Steven Jackson—and highly compensated, first-round quarterbacks. You have rosters that are heavily featured on fantasy teams across the league. You have

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Browns overcome self-inflicted wounds to beat Falcons 26-24

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It seemed like nobody wanted to win this game. Better stated, nobody was willing to take it until the very last second. The teams traded possessions like crazy with the game in the balance. Matt Ryan yielded to his punter. Brian Hoyer threw not one, but two interceptions in the fourth quarter in his attempts

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Josh Gordon can have second hand impact on Browns’ offense

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At long last Josh Gordon is free from Roger Goodell’s clutches and the Browns’ offense now has a player the opposing defense must game plan for. Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel, Miles Austin, and Travis Benjamin have all shown themselves as adequate NFL receivers — something hard to come by in Cleveland the past decade —

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Five Things Paul Brown Was Not – Reliving Yesteryear

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You know some things to be true. That they may technically only be your opinions is just noise. You’re right, and when others disregard or disbelieve you, a certain amount of frustration builds. At least if you are like me, anyway. Not to mention when you encounter resistance to demonstrable facts. Twenty years ago- when

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What is wrong with the run defense: Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns were in first place coming into the game versus the Houston Texans, but were beaten soundly by the Texans 23-7. The loss sunk the Browns to last place in the AFC North and ended the team’s three game winning streak. The Browns were outplayed in every phase of the game. On the

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Josh Gordon plans to “tear this league up” upon return

Josh Gordon Cleveland Browns

This Sunday will mark the return of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. While his quarterback, Brian Hoyer, has said that the Pro Bowl wide out will not be the team’s savior, Gordon himself apparently has other plans as told through former teammate Nate Burleson. “He told me, one, ‘starting on practice this Wednesday, I’m

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WEWS to be Browns TV and digital partner

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There will be a new home for Cleveland Browns’ preseason games starting next year. ABC affiliate WEWS will take over the preseason broadcasts and provide year-round Browns content, both digitally and on TV. NBC affiliate WKYC has carried all of the Browns preseason games since 1999, save for the 2005 season, when CBS affiliate WOIO took

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Heroes, Old Coats, and What It Means to be a Browns Fan

Karlos Dansby Cleveland Browns

It’s late Saturday night. The Browns play the Houston Texans tomorrow at one at FirstEnergy Stadium. They’re in first place. They have a shot at going seven and freaking three.1 I’m going the game. It’s going to be cold. I’m getting my gear ready. I just tried on the coat that I’m going to wear.

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Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans: Behind the Box Score

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The Cleveland Browns’ ten-day stay atop the AFC North ended with a 16-point loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. The loss was the Browns second at home this season, and dropped them a half game out of first place. WFNY takes a look past the 23-7 scoreline and goes behind the box score. 30 – Brian

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Browns waive running back Ben Tate

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It appears that the unhappiness was indeed mutual. Just days after receiving just two carries against his former team, running back Ben Tate has been waived by the Cleveland Browns. “With all of the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is best for our football

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Don’t Believe in the Cleveland Browns

Brian Hoyer Cleveland Browns

I blamed CBS. Well, mostly. I couldn’t solely blame the multi-billion dollar corporation, one-stop center for television programming for the elderly, and purveyor of such classic sitcoms as Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory.1 I couldn’t even blame Steve Beuerlein. It was more the fault of the universal

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Josh Gordon doesn’t need to be a savior for the Browns

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Nobody knows exactly what Josh Gordon is going to do for the Cleveland Browns when he finally takes to the field. As Brian Hoyer said during media availability, we as fans shouldn’t expect Gordon to be a “savior.” And while that is thoughtful, calculated talk by a veteran quarterback, it doesn’t do much to quell the

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Cleveland Browns Week 11 Winners and Losers

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Of all the potential momentum-thwarting items in all of sport, right below injury has to be the three-and-out. If it occurs at the beginning of the game, there is so much pageantry and emotion stemming from the introductions and kickoff, that an immediate three-and-out is the buzzkill of all buzzkills. If your team kicks and the other

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Browns can be just fine even with ugly loss to Texans

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I know how this thing goes. Every week, we use the latest sampling to define the team. We’ve seen weeks where the Browns were the most unstoppable rushing team in the history of the NFL. We’ve seen weeks where the Browns had the best or worst quarterback, and multiple times where the team was embroiled

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