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

Cleveland Browns Buster Skrine

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

Terrance West Cleveland Browns LeBron James

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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Browns Week 6 Review: Four Thoughts on the Offense

Mike Pettine Cleveland Browns

It’s hard to act like you’ve been there before when the the Pittsburgh Steelers have won 18 of the last 19 matchups. But, with this win over the Steelers, the Cleveland Browns are once again over .500. And with the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the upcoming three opponents, the immediate

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Week 6 Film Room: The Defense

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The Cleveland Browns played their best game of the season versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The team played a complete game on both sides of the ball and won 31-10. The defense finally looked like the defense that most people expected before the season. They allowed only 10 points on the day and the

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Week 5 Film Room: The Offense

Ben Tate Cleveland Browns

Kyle Shanahan is Love, Kyle Shanahan is Life. This is what I continue telling people who do not understand how a Brian Hoyer-led offense with Miles Austin and two sub-5-foot-10 receivers can be so successful. The NFL is frequently called a “passing league” by fans and analysts. And, they are not wrong. The pass-to-run ratio

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Video: What will the Cavs offense look like with Kyrie, Love and LeBron?

As if the addition of head coach David Blatt wasn’t enough, the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers will (by all accounts) feature substantial upgrades and small forward and power forward as well. So how will all of this work? Coach Nick from BBALLBREAKDOWN takes a look at the Cavs’ summer league (coached by Blatt) in addition to

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A look at Kyle Shanahan’s Zone Run Game, Part II: Cleveland Browns Film Room

(If you missed Part I, make sure to check it out here.) The idea that the NFL has become a passing league does not phase new Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. While many other teams turn to more pass-oriented offenses, Shanahan prefers his offense has a similar run-to-pass ratio to teams before the thirty-four

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A look at Kyle Shanahan’s Zone Run Game, Part I: Cleveland Browns Film Room

Another year in Cleveland, another coaching change for the Browns. And yet, like clockwork, training camp rolls around and fans become cautiously optimistic about their team. It is no different this year. “THIS Year. This is it, man! Last year, everyone thought that would be the year, but c’mon, now: You know THIS is the

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Pierre Desir

Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Terrance West

Terrance West

Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Christian Kirksey

Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Joel Bitonio

Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the

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