Browns Film Room: The Browns biggest problems going into the bye week

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And trust us… There were plenty to choose from.

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Browns Film Room: Mental mistakes plague Browns in second half versus Cardinals

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Mental mistakes, bad matchups, and blown opportunities. Don’t you want to relive it all over again?

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Browns Film Room: The bad, worse, and worst of the Browns 24-6 loss to the Rams

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The Cleveland Browns lost their second-straight game Sunday, losing to the St. Louis Rams, 24-6. Not much went well for the 2-5 Browns in the Gateway City. The offense struggled to score and hold onto the ball, while the defense continued its struggle against the run. It was one of the team’s worst performances of the

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Browns Film Room: Breaking down the lost opportunities in the Browns defeat to the Broncos

Days later and it still stings the same.

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Browns Film Room: Breaking down Josh McCown’s big day

It’s even better once you look at the film.

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Browns Film Room: Where art thou defense?

John Kuntz, Northeast Ohio Media Group

What went wrong in the final two minutes?

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Browns Film Room: What is wrong with the Browns running game?

Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell

Missed blocks + missed holes ≠ touchdowns

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Browns Film Room: Johnny Manziel’s long road ahead

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Baby steps.

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Points on the Break

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No one would argue that the Cleveland Cavaliers are a lousy team at this point in the season—they’re a very good professional basketball team, especially in the 30 games A.B. (After Bowling). Their unassailable top-tier status is in spite of some obvious flaws and glaring question marks. They’re still in the bottom-third of the league in

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The season finale illustrates the defense’s weaknesses: Cleveland Browns Film Room

Cleveland Browns Joe Haden Baltimore Ravens

The Cleveland Browns finished off their season losing their fifth straight game and ending their season with a 7-9 record. The season finale loss to the Baltimore Ravens capped off a disappointing finish to a season that started with a promising 7-4 record. In the season finale, the Browns held a lead, but once again

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of the defense: Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns has come crashing down over the last month. The team lost to the Carolina Panthers 17-13 on Sunday and in doing so extended their losing streak to four games. The offense has completely collapsed late in the season, forcing the defense to try and be nearly perfect, which

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What happened to the defense? Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns were blown out this week in the home finale versus in-state rival Cincinnati Bengals, 30-0. The team was completely outplayed by the Bengals in all phases of the game. The offense was shutdown, unable to score and even move the ball. But the real surprise was the fall of the Browns’ defense.

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The D is Mightier: Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns lost a tough game this past Sunday, falling to the Indianapolis Colts in a dramatic finish 25-24. The Browns were ahead for much of the game until Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter to get the win. The offense struggled for most of the contest,

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Behind a struggling offense a defense shines: Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns lost to the Buffalo Bills 26-10 last week and all of the news was about the quarterback controversy. The offensive struggles of the Browns were the big news of the game, but it overshadowed the outstanding defensive performance. The Browns’ defense kept the Browns in the game even when the offense was

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Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The

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What is wrong with the run defense: Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns were in first place coming into the game versus the Houston Texans, but were beaten soundly by the Texans 23-7. The loss sunk the Browns to last place in the AFC North and ended the team’s three game winning streak. The Browns were outplayed in every phase of the game. On the

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The D Shuts Down Cincy: Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns are in first place after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on national television last Thursday. The Browns completely dominated the Bengals, beating them 24-3. Their defense played in what may have very well been their best game of the season, forcing four Cincinnati turnovers. The unit was able to hold the Bengals’ offense

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Browns Running Game Update: Positives and Negatives

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In the three games prior the Cleveland Browns’ 24-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the running game, averaging 1.9 yards per carry, looked to be in shambles. The injury center Alex Mack left journeymen Paul McQuistan and, most recently, Nick McDonald to replace an All-Pro. On Thursday, before the Bengals game, I wrote about the issues

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Special Teams and Defense Reign Supreme: Browns Film Room

Cleveland Browns Joe Haden Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Cleveland Browns won their second straight game and are now 5-3 on the season. The team played a tight game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and pulled out a 22-17 wins on Sunday. It was another close game at the end with a lot of big plays by the Browns. On defense, the Browns forced two

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: How the defense has improved

Cleveland Browns Joe Haden

The Cleveland Browns are 4-3 on the year after beating the Oakland Raiders 23-13 on Sunday. The game was a close match throughout with the Browns able to push away in the fourth quarter. The Browns have struggled on offense over the past few weeks, but in the wake of these struggles the Browns defense has

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