Joe Banner, the 3-4 versus the 4-3 and agent Jimmy Sexton

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One of the scariest things for Browns fans in the transition from Mike Holmgren to Joe Banner was Banner’s decision to switch defenses. It isn’t that Cleveland Browns fans have that much of a preference, other than they have a preference against switching schemes all the time. You know, continuity and all that? The Browns

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NFL Rumor: Ray Horton expected to be named Browns defensive coordinator

The off-season drum continues to beat on for the Browns. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Cleveland Browns might have gotten Ray Horton as their new defensive coordinator. Former Cardinals DC Ray Horton expected to become Browns new DC. And as @mikesilver reported, Todd Bowles expected to become DC in Arizona. — Adam

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NFL News: Browns to interview Joe Cullen for coaching spot

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly requested, and were granted, permission to interview Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of USA Today. Browns requested permission to interview Jags DL coach Joe Cullen. Permission granted. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 14, 2013 Cullen has spent the last three years with

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NFL Report: Norv Turner possibly in as Browns OC; Jauron likely out as DC

According to Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan, new Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski is likely to bring Norv Turner on board as the new offensive coordinator, and current defensive coordinator Dick Jauron will likely move on. Britton was the first with the Chudzinski as favorite rumor, which was confirmed by several reporters including Chris

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A new coaching staff could mean a change to a 3-4 defense. Are the Browns ready for that?

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While Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam conduct interviews in Arizona for a new head coach, the one person I’ve been interested to hear from or about is defensive coordinator Dick Jaruon. On Monday, Banner and Haslam made it clear that all coaches were free to interview elsewhere if they wished and that they could be

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While We’re Waiting… Browns-Steelers renew rivalry

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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. Lots of advantages for the Browns in this detailed scouting report, with this being a solid final point: “Given the Steelers’ solid defense, there’s

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Jauron: I have a lot of admiration for Buster Skrine

I just have a lot of admiration for the way [Buster Skrine] plays, the toughness he plays with. Clearly he’s learning a lot. He’s getting schooled at times and he’s making plays at time also. I have a lot of respect for his toughness. Clearly his speed and his quickness are things you can’t teach.

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Adam Caplan breaks down second viewing of Browns vs. Eagles

It’s always fun when your favorite team plays another team with a good analyst and commentator. Adam Caplan is one of those guys. He is good for news from all over the league, but when it comes to the Eagles and his job with that team it is on another level. He re-watched the game

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If it is Brad Childress For the Browns, Then Good

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Mike Sherman is poised to be the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins and it looks as if the Browns will get Brad Childress, according to sources and reports that peppered social media last night.  Whether or not that means Childress was the consolation prize between the two remains to be seen, but it sure feels

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Why Waiting for the Browns Offensive Coordinator isn’t Such a Bad Thing

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To say the Browns are going slowly in their search for an offensive coordinator is an understatement.  Really, compared to what I hoped for when Shurmur was hired, the Browns are a about a year late already.  I digress. Even if the Browns didn’t get it right the first time around, I don’t mind this

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While We’re Waiting… Browns Injuries, Asdrubal Cabrera’s Contract, Kobe on Mike Brown

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. Updates on Browns injuries fresh from yesterday’s press conference, beginning with a look at this intriguing backup: “Running back Brandon Jackson passed his exit

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Browns Injury Update: T.J. Ward Could Miss Four to Six Weeks With Foot Injury

Yesterday, Craig wrote about the potentially scary scenario of having Eric Hagg starting at safety on Sunday opposite Mike Adams. With both Usama Young and T.J. Ward missing practice this week, it was a very real possibility. With Young returning to practice yesterday but still dealing with a hip injury, it now appears that Hagg

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The Alleged Disappearing Act of TJ Ward

One season ago, Cleveland Browns strong safety TJ Ward was a skull-cracking, open field-tackling, Dawg Pound riling rookie.  Seemingly all over the field, the second-round draft pick out of Oregon led the Browns in tackles, was present for nearly every snap and single-handedly embarrassed any wannabe GM who was ranting, albeit without substance or support, about

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On the Browns and Taylor Mays

I’m not even sure, exactly why I am talking about Taylor Mays.  I guess mostly for a couple of reasons.  Last year before the Browns drafted Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, Taylor Mays was one of the many draft options in the forefront of many Browns fans’ minds.  There were questions about his maturity, attitude

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Browns Smart to Stay Cautious in Free Agency

The cool thing about being a fan of sports is that you really can learn over time.  I feel like a smarter fan today having been through all the things the Browns have been through since 1999.  Take free agency, for example? The Browns have signed guys like LeCharles Bentley, Donte Stallworth, Dave Zastudil, Gary

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Hurry Up, Wait and Be Patient with Browns

The predictions are coming faster and louder that the NFL lockout will be ending in the next couple of weeks.  That will mean that training camps will happen. The pre-season will happen. Free agency will happen.  Then the regular NFL season will happen.  What does it really mean for the Browns though with their development

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Want to Get Excited About Marcell Dareus?

Now that the Browns have vacated a good portion of their front seven, the mock draft people are starting to take that cue and associate the Browns with defensive linemen. First up as Rick pointed out in WWW this morning is Marcell Dareus from Alabama. Obviously these guys will have nothing but highlights on Youtube,

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Browns Could Go Without Offensive Coordinator

According to reports by Mary Kay Cabot announcing the hiring of quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple, it was noted that the Browns might go without an offensive coordinator.  I won’t say that this is my worst nightmares realized, but it gives me pause.

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Report: Browns Will Hire Dick Jauron as New Defensive Coordinator

With the vacancy in Philadelphia (where Dick Jauron currently works) and the news this morning that Dave Wannstedt is heading for Buffalo, it was beginning to look as though the Browns’ chances of hiring one of the “super experienced” Defensive Coordinator candidates were growing slimmer and slimmer. But, Mary Kay Cabot is reporting that the

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Browns Coaching Search Concerning, Not Doomed

I have been on record defending Mike Holmgren’s process of hiring Pat Shurmur… to an extent.  I will never turn any situation like this into a completely black and white situation though.  It is nearly impossible with so many moving pieces as the transition takes shape.  Would Rob Ryan stay, or would he go?  Well,

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