Finally, mercifully, the preseason has come to a close.
A year ago the Browns left things open to competition between Brian Hoyer and rookie first rounder Johnny Manziel. After a lackluster showing by both, Hoyer defaulted his way into the gig. A year later, Hoyer is gone, but his elder, journeyman placeholder Josh McCown, has been tabbed as the clubhouse leader. At least in
Ohio State―wait, sorry; The Ohio State―no, still not right; The National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes (that’s better) will have some new coaches guiding the offense next season. Running backs coach Stan Drayton has been hired to the same position by the Chicago Bears. He is the second Buckeye assistant to find a new employer this
After a series of three games that ranged from head-scratchers to Push the Panic Button games, the Browns quieted some doubters, playing well for most of the game and ultimately picking up the win. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cleveland game without a few mistakes that need cleaning up. But, the Mike Pettine-led Browns
The pre-season game number four is pretty bleak in terms of quality football. Apparently it’s so casual a game for the NFL (who charges full price for tickets) that they don’t bother checking to see if every player has a unique uniform number.
The Browns started against the Bears’ second string and tried to gain some chemistry and confidence out of a largely dismal pre-season. The way the Browns defense began, it wasn’t looking great. The Browns defense gave up yards and a third down conversion to David Fales. Not Jay Cutler. Not Jimmy Claussen. After seven plays,
In theory, the final preseason game would be a tune-up for the starters heading into the first week of the season. However, it is mainly used as a break for the starters and the last opportunity for those on the bubble to make a case for the Browns to keep them on the 53-man roster.
Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. LOSER: Fans. Let me be clear about this one: I’m not calling the fans losers. I’m saying that we lost. Again. The Browns finished the home slate with a 3-5 record this year. It
While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hey, here’s one good thing from the
The Browns scored two touchdowns on defense, but still were unable to hold off an uneven Bears team as they fall to 4-10 and close out their home schedule. There were some highlights in this game, but as with most games this season, not nearly enough. The Browns haven’t appeared to be a team that’s
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been named the team’s Week 15 starter as they travel to Cleveland to face the Browns. This report comes from ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson. Marc Trestman makes it official: Jay Cutler starts at QB for #Bears Sunday vs. #Browns. — Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) December 12, 2013 Josh McCown, who
I apologize for re-opening up old wounds, but the events of yesterday, along with this week’s upcoming opponent had me thinking back to one day 12 years ago. I remember it all to well….because I was there. On November 4, 2001, my life was completely different. The world had been changed forever two months earlier
The 21st quarterback of your Cleveland Browns since 1999 might have finally revealed himself. According to Mary Kay Cabot, Caleb Hanie is likely headed to Cleveland for a workout and an interview. #Browns bringing in FA QB Caleb Hanie for look-see, source tells http://t.co/o11vJT6fp2. Has been w/ Bears, Broncos and most recently Ravens — Mary
We showed Will Leitch around when he was in Cleveland and now I got him to come talk on the podcast. This was scheduled for a while, and it was just dumb luck that there was something big like the Trent Richardson trade to talk about. The USMNT and the hipster patriotism Lee Greenwood and
The preseason concludes tonight in Chicago for the Cleveland Browns. These are the things I’ll be watching for… Let’s be honest, once you heard the majority of the starters weren’t going to play in this one you tuned it out didn’t you? Is there anything worth watching in this game? Well there are a few
The cost of taking a chance on Jason Campbell is now known. Many outlets have reported that the Browns’ two-year deal with Campbell is worth $3.75 million. According to Sportrac, the deal is for $1.5 million in 2013 and $2.25 million in 2014. Far be it for me to call millions of dollars a “cheap
ESPNCleveland’s Tony Grossi reports that the Browns are in Chicago today to interview CFL head coach Marc Trestman. Trestman is currently the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes. Heading into this off-season, I never thought for a second I would type the name of a CFL team. Trestman’s resume is full of experience. He’s coached
Thankfully, the preseason is now over. Even Reggie Hodges had a tough night tonight as one of his first half punts failed to cross the 50 yard line with the line of scrimmage at his own 20. That’s not good. Speaking of uncharacteristic, Colt McCoy also gave the Bears a great chance at a touchdown
No Brandon Weeden and potentially no fans inside of the stadium despite being forced to pay regular season prices, but that won’t stop us from analyzing the game from the comfort of our own homes. The home stretch before the start of the regular season, the Browns will be forced to use tonight’s contest to
The craziest part of having two first round draft picks used to be trying to get them signed and into camp. No matter what side you were on in the NFL’s labor struggle it seemed as if everyone agreed that a rookie wage scale was important for both veteran players and owners. Here in the