NFL News: Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams calls out Rob Chudzinski

Last season, Rob Chudzinski was the offensive coordinator for the lowly Carolina Panthers. Although they had an exciting young quarterback in Cam Newton, he’s already been called out by veteran receiver Steve Smith. This time, it was running back DeAngelo Williams’ turn in line to call out Chud. In an article Tuesday afternoon from David

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NFL News: Panthers’ Steve Smith blames Chudzinski for 2012 season

Every week in the NFL beat writers for every team are included in a conference call with the opposing team’s coach and one of their players. The Carolina Panthers play the Seattle Seahawks opening weekend, and veteran wide receiver Steve Smith was the Panther selected to answer questions from the Seattle media. Some of his

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NFL News: Officials poised to crack down on celebrations

Pro Football Talk notes reports from both Vikings and Panthers camps that officials have specifically mentioned ball-spinning as celebrations that could draw 15-yard flags this season. In instances like this, the NFL isn’t necessarily creating new rules as much as it is making a point about enforcement or interpretation of existing rules. In a lot

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Trent Richardson and Ozzie Newsome represent Browns in Madden cover vote

Nobody in Cleveland has forgotten the Peyton Hillis Madden cover vote just yet. In the end, it came down to Hillis and Mike Vick, and I don’t know if Vick is wiping his brow for having avoided the curse just yet either, as he took a pay cut this year to stay with the Chip

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NFL News: Panthers claim former Browns CB James Dockery

James Dockery was one of the final cuts for the Browns this season as he was presumably beaten out by guys like Trevin Wade, Johnson Bademosi and Tashaun Gipson. It took a little while, but “Dock” has been picked up off of waivers by the Carolina Panthers to take Jon Beason’s roster spot, who was

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Expecting the Unexpected From Carolina

Veteran journalist Mark Leonard is back to discuss the upcoming NFL draft. You can find the Mark’s other guest pieces here and here. Mark is a Lorain native who loves writing about his favorite teams. What would the Cleveland Browns end up doing at six if the Carolina Panthers actually chose to do what would

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NFL Labor Dispute Could Spell Disaster for 2011 Browns

The Browns will begin next season with new voices leading all three phases of the game. Whoever is selected as OC will implement Pat Shurmur’s offense. Dick Jauron will bring his own set of calls and schemes to the defense, and Brad Seely will have to be replaced as special teams coach. Sure, the Browns

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Browns 2011 NFL Draft Update: Defensive Line, Cornerback or Wide Receiver?

This is the first of a two-part segment on the 2011 NFL Draft: This first edition analyzes the current draft forecast and matches up general options at the No. 6 pick to the current Browns roster. The next article will analyze the stories of the individual players likely to be available. Just like last year,

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While We’re Waiting… Cavaliers Defense, Snow Days Recap, Ohio State-Michigan Preview

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. I understand that the Magic are a great basketball team. I understand that losing by 11 on the road isn’t all that terrible. I

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The Browns Will Win If…

Well, I’m fully off of my Browns high from a couple of weeks ago. After an abysmal offensive performance on Sunday, the Browns come home to another game that they should have a good chance to win. Except that things have changed a bit. Jake Delhomme is back under center, who hasn’t played since the

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Browns Schedule: About That 5.5 Over/Under Projection…

Before we start printing playoff tickets, let’s just bask in the glow of the Browns’ 34-14 beat-down of the Patriots yesterday, and then let’s slowwww dowwwnnnn on the prognostication. I say this because, while (as I’m about to show you) the Browns’ schedule is about to let up quite a bit, while we can look ahead

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NFL Rumors: Cleveland’s Interest in Julius Peppers

After making borderline marginal moves during last year’s off-season, the rumors that continue to swirl around the Cleveland Browns continue to revolve around players with considerably more name recognition.  Just yesterday, we discussed the rumors surrounding a pair (trio?) of Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks.  And today, thanks to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, we revisit thoughts related to

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While We’re Waiting… No Cowher in Carolina, Let LeBron Dance, and CSUs Norris Cole

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. No Cowher in Carolina? “Current speculation is that some of the large bags of gold hand-delivered to Cowher’s home daily by Fox Sports executives

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NFL Trade Rumors: Corey Williams to Carolina

From high-profile free agent addition to second-string defensive end, it appears that Corey Williams’ days in Cleveland could soon be coming to an end. From the Gaston Gazette, we find out that Williams had a few extra eyes on him; some that didn’t belong to Browns fans hoping that the man who once recorded 14  sacks in

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NFL Draft Contest

A couple weeks ago WFNY sent out invitations for a Blogger Draft Contest that we are hosting. The concept is simple, give us 5 players your team will pick in this weekend’s draft. Not 5 guys they are looking at for the first pick, but name us 5 guys that will be on the roster after

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