Browns end ugly road losing streak against Raiders 20-17

Ben Watson stiff arm

“Just win baby!” The famous words of deceased Raiders head honcho Al Davis rang so very true in Oakland today as the Browns faced the silver and black. It wasn’t a pretty game. The rain held off, but the field was mucky just the same. The Browns had some big plays including long passes to

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McCoy vs. Weeden makes for a good history lesson

Brandon Weeden 2012 Training Camp

One of the things we talked about most last year at this time was the maturity of Colt McCoy. He got the team together for “Camp Colt” down in Texas. He spent a weekend throwing with Brett Favre to try and improve his game. He had the support of his teammates in camp and did

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Carson Palmer to the Raiders: Bad For The Browns

As you know, the Cincinnati Bengals sent QB Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders for a 2012 first round pick and a conditional second round pick in 2013, which could become a first rounder. Essentially, Browns Scott Fujita’s tackle of Raiders QB Jason Campbell on a scramble on Sunday changed the fortunes of two teams.

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While We’re Waiting…Indians Land Ubaldo Jimenez, Colt McCoy in the AFC North

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 Going all in: “To question how Ubaldo fits into the Tribe’s rotation (or any rotation) is akin to insanity, but it doesn’t dismiss the

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The Value of Seneca Wallace

Talking about Seneca Wallace almost always involves talking about qualifiers.  When you talk about Wallace, phrases usually end with, “for a backup,” or “for a journeyman.”  Wallace hasn’t been through a bunch of different cities, but for whatever reason he still feels like a journeyman to me.  I don’t mean it as an insult either.

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Potential NFL Trades To Shake Up The Draft

First, a word of introduction. This is a guest post by Mark Leonard. Mark is an experienced journalist and educator that we asked to lend some insight into the Cleveland sports scene. An alum of Ohio State, Mark grew up in Lorain and has seen plenty of Cleveland sports turmoil, and even the last championship.

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Browns Notes – Mangini Moratorium, O-Line Woes and How Many Players Away?

As you know from yesterday, I will not be discussing Mangini’s future for another two games.  That doesn’t mean I won’t talk about the season that is still going on.  And just to clear a couple things up because some people took umbrage with my Mangini Moratorium.  Let me just explain why it doesn’t make

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Game 14 Open Thread – Browns vs. Bengals

It is game time.  The Battle for Ohio commences yet again.  The weather should be cold and clear with temperatures in the 20s.  Colt McCoy is back from injury and many of you will finally be excited about a Browns game for the first time since he has been out.  Before the game starts, be

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Pre-Game Intel – Browns vs. Bengals

When and Where: Sunday December 19th, 2010 – 1:00 PM – Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH Overview: I thought maybe we would do something different this week now that the Browns are down to playing divisional opponents for the second time.  We already have had one “Pre-Game Intel” article for the Bengals.  A lot

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The Browns Will Win If…

Regardless of whether you believe any or all of the rumors swirling around Berea regarding Eric Mangini’s future, you have to think that this game—the last one this year in which the Browns are even going to be close to expected to win—is one he really has to have. The Bengals are on a 10-game

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Browns Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan Accuses Bengals of Cheap Shots

This week’s football story of interest across the state of Ohio has been the T.J. Ward hit on Jordan Shipley from Sunday’s Browns-Bengals game. With the rookie receiver out this week for Cincinnati, it continues to leave those from both parties talking about the incident. According to Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan however, that wasn’t

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Mangini Doesn’t Want TJ Ward to Change His “Aggressiveness”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfoPYpC4pyY] Though the Cleveland Browns notched their first victory of the 2010 NFL season, it is not without auxillary discussion after rookie safety TJ Ward gave fellow rookie Jordan Shipley a heaping order of KTFO.  It’s a play that would ultimately cost the Browns a down and one that subsequently ended in a touchdown for

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Pre-Game Intel – Bengals vs. Browns

When and Where: Sunday October 3rd, 2010 – 1:00 PM – Cleveland Browns’ Stadium Overview: The Battle for Ohio is on.  If this was a real battle for Ohio shouldn’t it still be Akili Smith vs. Tim Couch?  I kid.  The Bengals made the playoffs a year ago.  They swept the AFC North.  In the

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Browns Drop Another to Go 1-10

So often when I am writing things about the Browns it is heavily influenced by conversations with my brother.  This morning, his statement was especially telling as a season ticket holder.  He just can’t wait for this all to be over.  That, my friends is the Lerners worst nightmare.  When those who love to head

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To Make You Feel Better…

Typically, we see players leave Cleveland and flourish.  But thanks to Field Gulls, we get this amazing grab of the wonder that is Brian Russell’s open field tackling. Apparently, there aren’t too many Seattle fans that have been overwhelmed by Russell’s play this season.  I’m sure this “tackle” of the 170-pound DeSean Jackson will make

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The Intriguing and Injured AFC North

There is no denying the bevy of injuries that the Browns have endured since the start of the season.  Heck, we have not even seen our prized free agent wide receiver (unless you consider street clothes and aviator sunglasses, that is).  Outside linebackers dropping like flies, concussions galore, you name it.  But while we sometimes

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Open Thread: Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 4: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Time: 1 PM, EDT | TV/Radio: WOIO Channel 19, 100.7 FM/WMMS | Weather: 75 degrees, winds 9 mph (N) | Line: Cincinnati (-3.5) Injuries: CIN – Out: Dexter Jackson, S; Doubtful: Herana-Daze Jones, S; Johnathan Joseph, CB; Questionable: Kenny Watson, RB; David Jones, CB; Ben Utecht, TE; Carson

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Ohio QB’s- The Anti-Vicks?

Leave it to WFNY’s good friend Vince Grzegorek to uncover the real ‘game within the game’. It seems that Cleveland QB Derek “this could be my swan song” Anderson, and Cincinnati QB Carson “Yeah, well USC still beat Ohio State” Palmer will be battling it out for pet food supremecy on Sunday, and the real

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