The case for the Browns to just go for two

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The NFL changed the extra point, pushing the kick back to the 15-yard line, turning it into a 33-yard field goal. The two-point conversion will remain from the two-yard line. It has me thinking about what the Browns should do after scoring touchdowns. There will be obvious debates back and forth about statistics and there will

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Browns, Manziel unlikely to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

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The Cleveland Browns are one of a handful of NFL teams who could potentially be named to being featured in HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” a reality television show that serves to document the Training Camp of one team, but it appears they may have avoided the nomination. According to ESPNCleveland’s Tony Grossi, the Browns have asked

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NFL Films’ “A Football Life” to produce episode covering Paul Brown’s legacy

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Earlier today, WFNY’s Craig Lyndall wrote, “Everything we think we know about ‘NFL head coaches’ is based largely on generalizations rooted in mythical archetypes we’ve created.” Well, many of those mythical archetypes are based on the life and career of Paul Brown. It should come as no surprise that NFL Films announced that their “A Football

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Mike Pettine, coaching clichés and the proper value of time

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Let’s be honest: Everything we think we know about “NFL head coaches” is based largely on generalizations rooted in mythical archetypes we’ve created with a side dish of guesswork. And here Cleveland Browns fans sit, once again, with an inexperienced coach — still impossibly young in head coaching years — who “needs time to develop.”

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Browns have second best rookie class per NFL.com

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While it is one man’s “Hot List” that is the deciding factor, early returns on the Cleveland Browns’ 2015 NFL Draft have been positive. The latest comes from NFL.com which gives the oranger orange and brown the second best draft class of all 32 NFL teams. 2. Cleveland Browns: 248 points (5 players) Overview: The

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Cleveland Browns come to terms with Cameron Erving

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While we aren’t positive where Browns first round draft pick will play on the offensive line, it seems he will be signed and ready in order to figure that out. Adam Caplan reports via sources that the Browns have come to terms with one of their newest potential starters on the offensive line. #Browns have

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Browns agree to terms with Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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Fans may not see him on the field for quite some time, but the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with seventh-round cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Ekpre-Olomu started 40 consecutive games at Oregon before suffering a knee injury in practice before the College Football Playoff—a dislocated knee in addition to a torn ACL. Considered to be

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Watch Joe Thomas lose it pumping up the Cavs crowd

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Joe Thomas is the best. He’s easily the best Cleveland Browns player since 1999. After last night’s Game 5 win in the Eastern Conference Semifinals he might be the best Browns cheerleader too. Sorry, Joe Haden. Your attendance record at Cavs games is unmatched among your fellow Browns players, but until such time as you

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Browns sign draft picks Xavier Cooper and Malcolm Johnson

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The Cleveland Browns signed third-round pick Xavier Cooper and sixth-round pick Malcolm Johnson, the team announced Tuesday. Cooper, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive lineman, was selected with the No. 96 overall pick, while Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 231-pound fullback, was the No. 195 overall choice. Johnson was listed as a tight end during the draft, but it

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Breaking down the Browns draft and the Patriots penalty – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-12

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The Cleveland Browns drafted players and I hadn’t talked enough about it yet, so I grabbed Mike Burgermeister. We also talked about Tom Brady and the Patriots penalty. Mike Burgermeister from 603Brown talking Browns draft The A to Z podcast and enabling things Podcasting vs. Talk radio and how they’re different “genres of music” The

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Watch the first ever WFNY Spreecast about the Cavs and Tom Brady

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We are trying new things at WFNY. Spreecast is a video webcasting service that will give us a live element as well as video. I’m not positive that you want to see us all on video, but it’s still worth a shot. Anyway, here’s what we ended up discussing. Craig fumbles with the technology to

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Browns sign first-round pick Danny Shelton

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The Browns have had a busy day on Monday, signing eight players and their sixth-round pick Charles Gaines, and now they have inked a deal with their first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, defensive tackle Danny Shelton, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport is reporting that the Browns have agreed to sign Shelton

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Browns make a slew of roster moves

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The Cleveland Browns made a bunch of moves on Monday after going through their rookie minicamp over the weekend. The team announced that they signed TE Emmanuel Bibbs, WR Paul Browning, DB Landon Feichter, TE Kevin Haplea, WR Darius Jennings, RB Luke Lundy, LB Rodman Noel and DB Brandon Stephens after they participated in the rookie minicamp in a tryout capacity. The Browns

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An NFL scout’s take on the Cleveland Browns’ draft

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I have no idea if the players the Cleveland Browns selected two weeks ago are going to be any good. I don’t think most people do, really. It’s fun to follow these guys and to buy virtual stock in them in the days and weeks and months leading up to the draft, but who knows,

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Mike Pettine names Josh McCown the favorite for Browns QB

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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

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Dave Sterling and Chris Clem break down the Cavs playoffs – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-08

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Dave Sterling enjoyed a chat with Comedian and Cavs podcast host Chris Clem. They discussed the following. Being a Cavs fan in Chicago The proper way to wear a Mozgov is backwards Who wears replica basketball shorts? Dave’s game 1 experience Kids sitting court-side Sweeping the seats for giveaway swag. Not a great day for

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Browns sign second round pass rusher Nate Orchard

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Admit it. Most of you didn’t know who Nate Orchard was until the Browns drafted him. You and many of his past acquaintances will know him now for sure. He just got a fat signing bonus of more than $1.5 million. The deal is worth $4.466 million with $2.581 million in total guarantees. Nate Orchard

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The 2015 NFL Draft and the one that got away

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Writer D.H. Lawrence once said, “I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.” He would undoubtedly have understood the plight of the NFL General Manager. A 21st century version might sound more like this: “For three nights each year I want to conduct my team’s NFL drafts so that

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The Biggest Game of the Year, Draft Ease, and Columbus Minutiae: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, Blawg Pound, on this glorious Thursday morning. The Cavs won, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and my lower back pain is dissipating, which means that spring golf is hopefully in my not-too-distant future. I’m shorter on time and content than usual, so let’s jump right into it. Of course, we have

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Karlos Dansby on Johnny Manziel: “He’s grown up right before our eyes”

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has received a lot of praise from his teammates recently since returning from rehab. Last week, Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas said that Manziel is “night and day” from the person he was during his rookie season. On Tuesday, the trend continued, this time from veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby. In an

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