Behind a struggling offense a defense shines: Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns lost to the Buffalo Bills 26-10 last week and all of the news was about the quarterback controversy. The offensive struggles of the Browns were the big news of the game, but it overshadowed the outstanding defensive performance. The Browns’ defense kept the Browns in the game even when the offense was

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Will Johnny Manziel replace Brian Hoyer against Indy? – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-01

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Mike Burgermeister of 603Brown.com joined me to talk about the Browns latest loss to the Buffalo Bills. Brian Hoyer looked horrendous, Mike Pettine made the move to Johnny Manziel and the rest is history.  But, what does that all mean for next Sunday against the Colts? The matchup with the Colts is a good one

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Johnny Manziel makes his Browns debut against the Bills

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The wait is over for many Browns fans. After another sub-par performance by Brian Hoyer including two interceptions and more near-interceptions, the Browns went to the first round QB from Texas A&M as the team faced a 20-3 deficit. The Browns also did absolutely nothing in the third quarter as a whole. #Browns had 8

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Donte Whitner dismisses Greg Little’s comments, bulletin board material in general

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One of the big reasons the Browns went out and got a guy like Donte Whitner was to be a veteran presence as well as an experienced, talented safety. Part of that job is having proper perspective in the locker room and on the heels of Greg Little’s immature revenge fantasies, Whitner proved once again

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New Bills ownership could look to Mike Holmgren?

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Another week and another rumor involving Mike Holmgren’s involvement in an NFL franchise. The Buffalo Bills were recently sold, and we know how that drill goes as we saw it all too closely with Joe Banner at Jimmy Haslam’s side. A lot of the rumor mill surrounding Joe Banner’s dismissal has it that Jimmy Haslam

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2014 NFL Draft: Thoughts after the first round

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I have a lot of random thoughts after the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, so here goes… “Johnny Manziel is a good draft pick regardless of how it works out if for no other reason than because of the rookie wage scale. In talking about this draft before it happened, there was a lot of

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Several draft day trade scenarios popping up for the Cleveland Browns

Sure, the Cleveland Browns have the fourth-overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft, but would it surprise anyone if that orange helmet disappears from the corner of the television without a pick having been made? While fans of the Orange and Brown debate the merits of playmakers versus offensive linemen, there’s a considerable chance that the

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Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr dead at age 95

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One of the two men who had the courage, cognition and cachet to vote against Art Modell’s proposed move to Baltimore is no longer with us. Buffalo Bills founder, owner and stadium namesake Ralph Wilson, Jr., has died, team president Russ Brandon announced Tuesday at the NFL meetings. He was 95. Wilson is credited with initiating talks

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Bills edge Browns to “win” honor of being “NFL’s Most Tortured Fan Base”

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Will Leitch from Sports On Earth gave the NBA title to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but unfortunately (or fortunately?) the Cleveland Browns weren’t able to carry the belt in the NFL. That honor belongs to the Buffalo Bills. In June, Leitch promises to do the same thing in baseball, where I truly expect the Indians to

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NFL News: Bills hire Jim Schwartz as Mike Pettine’s replacement

Buffalo fans had been nervous after the departure of their defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Yesterday, the Bills acted quickly to fill the vacancy in hiring former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. Schwartz, only 47, had been previously rumored as a possible defensive coordinator candidate in Cleveland. He was a disappointing 29-51 in five seasons

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Reports: Pettine’s second interview complete, no offer yet

We’ve heard a lot of noise out there in the Twittersphere tonight from Cleveland, Buffalo, and league-wide sources about Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and the Cleveland Browns following his second interview with the team, which according to WKYC’s Jim Donovan lasted about five hours.  According to multiple sources, while it appears that things are

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Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to interview in Cleveland

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Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is the latest interview candidate for the Cleveland Browns head coaching vacancy. FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported the news Wednesday night around 6:30 p.m. His follow-up tweet shared that the interview is scheduled for Thursday. Pettine, 47, will become the seventh interviewed candidate in the search for the

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NFL hands out multiple fines for Browns-Bills game

The NFL has handed out multiple fines for last Thursday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills, none of which involve quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and EJ Manuel who were forced to leave the game with knee injuries following hits from opposing defenders. #NFL fined #Bills RB Fred Jackson $7,875. Was called for unsportsmanlike

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Browns safety T.J. Ward: ‘We’re a reflection of Coach Chud’

“Our attitude is we’re happy that things are going the way they are, but we’re in no way settling into what we’re doing right now. We’ll continue to work hard. We have that drive for greatness, that drive for betterment every week. We have a group of hard workers, determined, persistent players, and I think

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NFL News: Bills center takes offense to Browns’ post-injury reactions

“The hit was fine. What ticked me off was the way they acted afterwards. I hope our defense never acts like that when they injure an opposing quarterback because, you know, you’ve got to show some class in that situation. There’s a few guys over there that obviously didn’t.” — Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood,

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Cleveland Browns beat Bills 37-24 despite losing Brian Hoyer

I stayed positive after the Cleveland Indians lost their playoff game yesterday. I didn’t put any dire consequence on the results of the Browns game specifically due to the outcome of the previous night’s Tribe game.  Many of you – including our own TD – were certainly feeling it the crush of pressure on the

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Dear Browns, I have a favor to ask…..

Dear Rob Chudzinski, Ray Horton, Norv Turner, Chris Tabor, and all Cleveland Browns players: I am a lifelong season ticket holder who goes to every home game. I watch all road games (other than my boycott job two weeks ago). I wear your gear. My kids wear your gear. No matter what has happened since

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Contest time! Win a pair of Browns tickets!!

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The preseason is behind us, and the Cleveland Browns are ready (hopefully) for the regular season. To get you ready for the season we are giving away a pair of tickets to the October 3rd game against the Buffalo Bills! To enter, leave a comment on this post answering the question of the day. Make

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NFL News: Browns’ receiver David Nelson cleared to play

It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to see the excitement on David Nelson’s twitter as he’s apparently been cleared to play football. The former Florida Gator and Buffalo Bill was out almost all of last season after tearing a knee ligament in early September. <——— CLEARED!!! — David Nelson (@DavidNelson86) July 26, 2013

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