Joe Banner Brings Winning Experience and Tough Decisions to Cleveland

Joe Banner

While Randy Lerner’s sale of the Cleveland Browns to Jimmy Haslam is not yet official, it’s becoming quite clear that everyone expects the deal to go through without issue. Furthermore, we now know that former Philadelphia Eagles President Joe Banner is a part of Haslam’s ownership group. What does that mean for the Cleveland Browns?

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Peter King: Heckert thinking Blackmon and Holmgren thinking (about) Tannehill

Are you still having fun yet? I am. Peter King has some juicy bits about the draft in his MMQ column today. First of all, he doesn’t think there will be much action on the third pick because people won’t fall enough in love with anyone not named Luck or Griffin to make a big

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How Will the Steelers React to James Harrison’s Rant?

Playing in the AFC North comes with a special set of challenges in the NFL because of how well run the Steelers have been historically.  Many Browns fans wish that the Browns had a fraction of the leadership and culture that the Steelers have had as they have won Super Bowls over the years.  This

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Browns Quarterback Situation Up in the Air

Your Browns quarterback update is that we will see on Wednesday.  Even with all the changes at the QB spot this year, isn’t it kind of refreshing that every move so far has been almost strictly due to health and injury?  And who would have thought coming into this year that we would know the

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Things the Browns Have Gotten Wrong

Let’s not call this article criticism as much as it is a “reporting of findings” combined with a dose of self-awareness. It would only be criticism if I called people names or questioned their overall intelligence.  I think I have praised the Browns overall enough this season that I can point a few things out

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How Are the Browns Doing Compared to 2009?

It isn’t really any kind of a season milestone for the Browns other than the fact that they have hit their bye week and the news comes in a bit slower.  Still, seven games is a pretty good sample size to take a bit of stock to see just how the Browns are doing compared

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Browns Content to Be Competitive and Developing

As the Browns’ list of cuts was finally released and then as they failed to claim anyone, Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert’s view of the current Browns is becoming apparent.  The team is far from a finished product and instead of grasping at players who appeared to be minor upgrades the Browns seem content in

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New Regime Paying For Predecessors’ Sins With Montario Hardesty

Was the pick of Montario Hardesty a good or bad idea?  Depending on what argument you are intent on making, you could probably argue both sides.  Hardesty received rave reviews from rookie sessions and from voluntary sessions prior to training camp.  In his only and limited pre-season action, Hardesty did enough to impress at least

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NFL Draft: Browns Running Back

The Browns running back situation is one of the strangest on the team.  There is this hint of depth, but it is based in potential and hope more than reality.  It is so strange in fact, that I feel sorry for the developers of the Madden football game franchise.  Seriously.  How would you rate Jerome

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Browns Create Mystery While Still Communicating

Nobody truly knows what the Browns will do with the number seven pick on draft day.  Even the Browns don’t know what they are going to do because they don’t know what will happen in front of them or what opportunities will present themselves.  Still, they have managed to create mystery and intrigue for Browns

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Even If it Doesn’t Work, Holmgren Was the Right Hire

Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL. As Browns fans, we know this all too well. Art Modell proved this to us in the mid 90’s after John Elway proved it to us in the late 80’s. If we didn’t learn from that, then Tim Couch, Courtney Brown, Gerard Warren, Butch Davis, and Kellen Winslow all

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Browns Sunday Trades: Instant Analysis

So, one day we get the signing of an older gentleman quarterback, and the timing leads a few people (The OBR and Cleveland Frowns) to guess that the move was made at 6:00 PM on Saturday as a way of potentially avoiding the news cycle.  Now, at the same time a day later, the Browns

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How Active Should Browns Be in Free Agency?

Depending on your perspective it either seems the Browns have been really active this off-season or not active enough. They have signed two players from outside the organization with Tony Pashos and Scott Fujita. They have made a deal with one of their own in Josh Cribbs. They have traded a second day pick from

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