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The Cleveland Browns faced off against the Panthers in a game that was made even more meaningless with the official elimination of the Browns from the NFL playoffs. The Chargers won a game on Saturday that officially did the Browns in and seeing if Johnny Manziel could do better than his debut wasn’t nearly enough
The Browns made a good defensive play when they put Cam Newton under pressure and forced an interception. Barkevious Mingo got his hand on Newton’s arm and Billy Winn made a diving interception. Winn wasn’t touched and Jordan Poyer grabbed the ball, returning it all the way to the end zone. On the field, the
Johnny Manziel was running left when he met two Carolina Panthers defenders near the sidelines. He lowered his shoulder to meet one of the defenders and the other landed on the back of his legs. It was tough to see what the injury was, which is better than having it obvious. Regardless, Johnny Manziel moved
The last time Buster Skrine was forced to cover a 6-foot-5-inch rookie wide receiver for an entire contest, Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans tallied seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. This Sunday, Skrine will be tasked with covering Carolina’s 6-foot-5-inch rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin as the Browns’ lockdown cornerback Joe Haden is officially inactive with
I never root for injuries in the NFL, but they are one thing in the game you can certainly bet on. You don’t tend to bet on them occurring via car crashes though, and that’s what happened to Cam Newton this week. It was an ugly crash and the result was a couple of fractures
It is officially open season on Johnny Manziel. Go ahead. Take your shots. Shoot your takes. Everyone else is doing it. He’s a petulant child. He is too entitled. His attitude needs to change. He parties too much and values his personal life more than his honing his craft. We’ve heard it all. By now you
Over the past two weeks (part 1 and part 2), my good friend and colleague Rick has posted updates on some historic NFL records being accomplished by the current trio of rookies on the Browns offense: QB Brandon Weeden, RB Trent Richardson and WR Josh Gordon. In his initial post, I helped to provide some
I’ve always been in favor of trading down in the NFL draft. It speaks to how many pieces the Browns have needed since being back in 1999. It speaks to my value proposition consciousness in a league with a hard salary cap. Now, it might be somewhat outdated. I will forever thank Eric Mangini for
As Kirk insinuated this past weekend, WFNY will be rolling out a series of roundtable discussions on various draft topics. Today is Part I, which will be followed by a different topic heading into Thursday evening’s festivities. Do enjoy. Scott: The big topic du jour this weekend seemed to be “team need” versus the Tom
(If you missed part 1, you can go back and read that first.) As I said in part 1, Pro Football Talk is doing NFL fans a great service by tracking all the 2011 draft visits by team. You should check back often as it is updated. Indiana offensive tackle James Brewer (3/?) – It
Pro Football Talk is doing NFL fans a great service by tracking all the 2011 draft visits by team. You should check back often as it is updated. I thought maybe we should go ahead and add some depth of information to their list of players visiting the Browns in case these names appear on
Yesterday, Mike Holmgren called the media together to have a chat about the Browns and what is (or isn’t) going on with the NFL labor situation. In the end, Holmgren didn’t really say a whole heck of a lot. He told everyone not to “discount” any potential draft picks. Either it is more of a
In contrast with the NBA, the prevailing notion over the past decade in the NFL draft is that the number one pick is a burden. It saddles what is already a terrible team with an unproven player, often a quarterback, that uses up a disproportionate amount of the team’s cap space. Browns fans know this
Just in case you were hoping to avoid even the hint of a quarterback controversy in Cleveland for a minute, I am sure the Internet will light up very soon. Adam Caplan is reporting that the Cleveland Browns are one of eight teams set to work out the athletic freak from Auburn, Cam Newton. Additionally,
With the 5th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select OLB Von Miller. And just like that the Browns are on the clock. But what should they do? Using Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft strictly for the purpose of establishing an order, we see that Fairley, Bowers, Newton, Green and Miller are
Armed with seven picks and many holes to fill in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns will reportedly use one of said selections on a quarterback position. With the Plain Dealer’s Tony Grossi getting a few words of wisdom from team President Mike Holmngren this week, the Orange and Brown will allegedly look to