T.J. Ward talks about Denver’s winning culture vs. Cleveland experience

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Whether or not the Browns will miss T.J. Ward as they welcomed Donte Whitner as his replacement this off-season is up for debate, but I tend to think the Browns will be just fine. That says more about Whitner than it does Ward, but there’s little doubt that you’d have to assume T.J. Ward and

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Warrant issued for T.J. Ward for strip club incident

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CBS4 in Denver is reporting that former Browns safety T.J. Ward has a warrant out for his arrest. Ward, of course was a prize free agent for the Broncos as the Browns turned to Dante Whitner to play safety for them this year. The warrant became active Thursday. It was issued for Terrell R. Ward,

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has “invitation” to visit Browns

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In a long post about the cornerback market, specifically Darrelle Revis, there is a little nugget for Browns fans and the possibility of landing corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Namely, the post says he’s been extended an invitation. He is in New York talking to the Jets and Giants this weekend and has an invitation to visit

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D’Qwell Jackson’s free agent tour stops in Miami

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If D’Qwell Jackson is looking for a new NFL team that has more continuity and less dysfunction than the Browns, he might barely be achieving that in Miami. Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reports that D’Qwell visited with the Dolphins yesterday afternoon after the team re-upped Brent Grimes for four years and $32 million

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Hopes for the Cleveland Browns as the off-season begins for real

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The off-season already feels old for the Cleveland Browns as it’s been 35 days since they last played football on December 29. As the Browns seem set to announce Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator, and as we sit back and think about how Seattle decimated the Broncos in the Super Bowl, I have a

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Browns coaching search, Anthony Bennett and Super Bowl predictions with Dennis Manoloff – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-29

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It’s always great to catch up with Dennis Manoloff (follow D-Man on Twitter) and it has been too long since I have done so. D-Man talked to me about a variety of topics today from the Browns hiring Mike Pettine, philisophically how he treats the Pilot Flying J case as a Browns story, and Anthony

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NFL News: Broncos Adam Gase pulls out of Browns coaching search

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It had been rumored last week, but now Ian Rapoport reports definitively that Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has removed himself as a candidate for the Browns’ head coaching job. Rapoport said via his Twitter, #Broncos OC Adam Gase has thanked #Browns for their interest but informed them they can move on with their

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Twenty Six years after The Drive, I’m rooting for the Broncos to win the Super Bowl

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January 11, 1987. Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Bernie Kosar throws a touchdown pass to Brian Brennan. The kick-off is muffed by Denver, pinning them on the two yard line. My phone rings. It is my father, who was watching the game from work. “We’re going to the Super Bowl!” he said. He didn’t just mean the

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NFL Rumor: Adam Gase leaning toward staying in Denver

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Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is reportedly leaning toward staying in Denver if he’s eventually offered the Browns head coaching position. The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot just shared that news on Saturday morning. Here’s how her report begins: Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is leaning toward remaining in Denver and not taking the

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Browns appear set on Gase, Malzahn

After a handful of interviews and at least one reported “thanks, but no thanks,” the Cleveland Browns front office appears to be set on filling their currently vacant head coaching position with one of two men who have yet to even express interest in obtaining said position. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Jimmy

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Denver’s Adam Gase declines interviews until end of his season

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Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has been one of the more surprising names in the head coaching rumors over the last two days. A 35-year-old regarded to be one of the up-and-coming offensive geniuses, he helped engineer the Broncos offense to a record-setting 2013 season. However, after all the extra coaching rumor attention, it

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NFL Week 1 – Previewing the Dolphins vs. the Browns – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-06

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Week one is finally here! Craig and Andrew break down the matchup week one between the Cleveland Browns and the Dolphins. Ravens vs. the Broncos The value of Anquan Boldin What do you make of the Dolphins? Can the Browns come out and take care of business week one Moving on after the departure of

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You talk Tim Tebow and I’ll talk Charlie Frye

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While I think as Browns fans we all appreciated Tim Tebow stepping up and beating the Steelers1 in the playoffs for the Denver Broncos, the continued, unending talk about him is pure silliness. Of course my own decision to talk about Tim Tebow is ironic given the first sentence, but I’ve embraced the catch-22. Despite

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NFL News: Tom Heckert joins Denver Broncos as Director of Pro Personnel

We’ve all just had a lesson in how front offices turn over in an off-season. It feels like a relatively new lesson here in Cleveland. The Browns have decided not to renew some contracts of scouts that were in Berea under former General Manager Tom Heckert. The timing of waiting until after the draft is

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Parallel Universes: Super Bowl XLVII and the ’87 AFC Championship Game

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Look on the bright side….Art Modell didn’t make the Hall of Fame and Ray Lewis will never play another football game. The Super Bowl was a fascinating and superb game last night. I can’t imagine not being able to enjoy that event as a pure football fan. The play on the field was very reminiscent of the

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Browns limping in, but still have one more chance to shine

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I’m not making excuses for the Browns, but I honestly didn’t expect them to be competitive this past Sunday against the Broncos.1 This team was in trouble when T.J. Ward got hurt and when they decided to cut Dimitri Patterson. Add in all the extraneous chatter this week from the locker room about impending change,

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Browns sacked by Broncos 34-12

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The Broncos are a playoff team fighting for the number one seed in the conference. The Browns are a 5-10 team several pieces short of contention. These were the facts going into the game, and they certainly haven’t changed. Peyton Manning picked the Browns defense apart with his usual precision. He finished with 339 yards

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Browns vs. Broncos Reader’s Survey

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The Browns weren’t going to be favored this week regardless of the outcome last week against the Redskins. After a three game winning streak ends and with two tough games and a presumably lame duck coach, will the wheels come off? Will this team continue to play hard to the final whistle this season? We’ll

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On Brandon Weeden’s rookie season, and other Browns rookie records

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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

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