Joe Banner, the 3-4 versus the 4-3 and agent Jimmy Sexton

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One of the scariest things for Browns fans in the transition from Mike Holmgren to Joe Banner was Banner’s decision to switch defenses. It isn’t that Cleveland Browns fans have that much of a preference, other than they have a preference against switching schemes all the time. You know, continuity and all that? The Browns

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NFL Rumors: Heckert, Shurmur Could Be Reunited With Andy Reid In Arizona

Mike Jurecki, a talk show host and reporter out of Phoenix, is reporting that not only are the Cardinals closing in on hiring former Eagles head coach Andy Reid for their head coaching opening, but they are looking at former Browns general manager Tom Heckert for their general manager vacancy as well. There’s one other

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Brandon Weeden and Browns fans left looking for answers

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Brandon Weeden doesn’t know. The six-foot-four-inch, rocket-armed rookie leads the NFL in batted passes by a wide margin, having added four more to his first-year resúmé in his most recent loss. Said to have been mature beyond his class, having leadership qualities unparalleled, Weeden is nearing 30 years of age. But what he has in measurables

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While We’re Waiting… Thankful for Jeremy Pargo

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Today, as a special version of While We’re Waiting, I wanted to go team-by-team as I share what I’m thankful for here in November 2012. For more WFNY thanks, stay tuned at 10 a.m. Cleveland Cavaliers I’m thankful for a very pleasant Thanksgiving Eve surprise in new Cavs point guard Jeremy Pargo: “Pargo’s 28 points

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Shurmur talks about improving communications

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, from yesterday’s session with the media- I can’t tell you exactly. I know exactly why. There were a couple situations getting the right people in the game, getting the play to the quarterback in a timely fashion and then him calling it properly. That’s the string of events. There were

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Weeden has no comment on three burned timeouts

I believe Jeff Schudel asked Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden what the cause of using three timeouts because the team seemingly couldn’t get a call in by the end of the play clock. Weeden quickly said, “I’m not.. I’m not going to comment on that.” Then he gave this look. Who knows why Weeden wouldn’t

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WFNY Podcast – 2012-10-26 – Craig and Rick preview Chargers matchup

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Once again, Craig and Rick preview the matchup of the week. We also discussed the post I did about Pat Shurmur remaining for the rest of the season. Pat Shurmur and his tenure What are the benefits of not switching coaches mid-season? Trent Richardson and his running style The pass and run mix The Chargers

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Brad Childress Never Saw a Snap of Josh Gordon Before Draft

Every week, it seems that Brad Childress’ press conference delivers some peculiar nugget about his eccentric, old-school coaching style. This week’s special: He never had seen Josh Gordon play before he officially became a Cleveland Brown: (On what he saw in Gordon before they picked him in the Supplemental Draft)- “I never saw a snap

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Brad Childress: ‘There are a lot of times … that I don’t look at halftime stats’

During his usual Thursday news conference, Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress was badgered with questions about the team’s run/pass imbalance thus far on the season. His answer to checking the balance of playcalling may surprise you: (On if seeing an imbalance in the run and pass in the first half affects how he calls the

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What should the Browns do with receiver injury situation?

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The Cleveland Browns have had receiver problems for as long as anyone can remember at this point. Anyone talked to Kevin Johnson lately? Former Browns receiver and returner André Davis is only 33. Maybe he still has something in the tank. Kidding aside, it felt like the Browns’ receivers were developing this year early on

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Depth Chart Demands: Is it Josh Gordon’s Turn?

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While the coachspeak could be overflowing with hyperbole, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress went on the record to say that rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon is entering the weekend coming off of his best practice as a professional. Potentially sensing more of an opportunity given the injuries to fellow receivers Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis

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Grossi: Is Childress calling the plays?

Tony Grossi pointed it out on Twitter1 that Brad Childress might have tipped his hat that he is calling the plays. From Brad Childress’ session with the press yesterday… (On how he would assess the offensive line with run blocking) – “If we’re calling it and sometimes I haven’t done a great job of calling it

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PFT: Mock Draft 2.0 Gives Browns Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden

The bell continues to ring around the country for the Browns to select Trent Richardson in the draft. This is despite the fact that conventional wisdom constantly repeats things like, “you can’t draft running backs that high!” The fact is that the new rookie scale combined with the layer of polish on Trent Richardson seems

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Mike Mayock is right about Ryan Tannehill and the Browns… sort of

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The comments to our headline post about Mike Mayock’s opinion of Ryan Tannehill turned out to be a discussion of what it means for something to be newsworthy. In the case of Mike Mayock’s opinion, as someone who has invested pretty heavily in the Browns, I would rather know it than not know it. That

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Updated: With RG3 Gone, Browns fans prefer McCoy, Blackmon

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With the blockbuster trade between the St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins now completed, all that’s left to do for Browns fans is figure out the best way forward. We conducted a poll today to do just that. First of all, on the trade itself Browns fans overwhelmingly agree that they are happy the Browns

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NFL Free Agency: Matt Flynn unlikely to be tagged by Green Bay Packers

As the deadline for using the franchise tag approaches Monday at 4 PM it becomes less and less likely that the Packers will use their franchise tag on Matt Flynn. The Green Bay Press Gazzette seems to think that Packers GM Ted Thompson will not take the risk. If they tag Flynn, though, they would

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NFL Draft: Bullet point thoughts on RG3 and the Browns

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On a day where I’m having trouble thinking about anything but the crazy news out of the next town over from me, I am trying to distract myself with RG3 stuff.  And I find it all confusing. I’ve said it before, and I know the logic isn’t sound, but I have a lot of trouble

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While We’re Waiting…Brad Childress As Coordinator, Indians Prospects, Casey Kotchman At First Base

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Minnesota Vikings’ expert comments on Brad Childress: “Childress came to Minnesota as a respected, well-like coordinator from Philadelphia, but he may have come down

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NFL Rumors: Donovan McNabb Being Linked to Cleveland Browns

Veteran NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been in the news and some around the league feel that his next suitor could be the Cleveland Browns. WKNR 850AM mid-morning radio host Tony Rizzo tweeted live from Indianapolis that three separate sources have linked the former Philadelphia Eagle quarterback to three of his former superiors in general

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Hillis Will be Back if He Wants to Be Back

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According to a report by Mary Kay Cabot yesterday Peyton Hillis might have done enough for the Browns to reverse previous course and consider bringing the big bruiser back.  While I don’t doubt that with Hillis’ late-season surge after finally getting healthy enough to get on the field, I am not sure how much exactly

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