Will Johnny Manziel be good enough to be the Browns’ backup plan?

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The real question about Johnny Manziel is whether he’s even the best backup quarterback the Cleveland Browns have. It’s a conundrum for the Browns as they look for their best and most strategically advantageous 53-man roster. The only thing worse than a first-round quarterback who isn’t ready to start is a first round quarterback who isn’t even

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Jimmy Haslam on Browns’ future: We’re not going to blow things up

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As the Cleveland Browns continue their decade-long search for a quarterback to lead them deep into the NFL postseason, team majority owner Jimmy Haslam III used Saturday morning to provide his general manager and head coach with a slew of support. Addressing the local media for the first time since the start of training camp,

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Video: Mike Polk imagines the first episode of Hard Knocks with the Cleveland Browns

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You always hope for Mike Polk to create a gem when we’re in the middle of a Cleveland Browns news cycle. And Mike Polk delivered once again. This time he’s taking his awful, but oddly appropriate impression of Jimmy Haslam to the phone lines in an attempt to trade Johnny Manziel. Hilarity ensues, and I’m

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Gilbert, Haslam indicted on dogfighting charges

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Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslam have never shied away from making big moves and the resulting controversy. This time, however, the duo may have gone too far. According to ESPN.com’s Adarn Shefter and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnaroski, working together in an unprecedented cross-platform co-investigation, the Cleveland sports owners have been holding mascot fights between Cavaliers mascot

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Ray Farmer suspended four games, Browns keep draft picks

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I hate calling it “Textgate,” so other than that reference I won’t call it that. Regardless of what you want to call the Cleveland Browns’ texting violations and forthcoming punishment, it appears we might now know said punishments. And thankfully for me and my bubbling pot of rage, it appears the Browns will not lose

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Jimmy Haslam puts Knoxville home on the market

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Maybe he’s serious about staying in Cleveland after all. Less than a week after rumors emerged that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could conceivably swap the Browns for his home state Tennessee Titans, the Pilot Flying J truck stop magnate has put his Knoxville, Tennessee mansion up for sale, according to Realtor.com. Haslam reportedly purchased

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On the Browns “severe” penalties and controlling irrational anger

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We don’t yet know what the Cleveland Browns’ penalties are, but this idea that they’re going to be “severe” has me bubbling with potential rage. You can’t argue with the league punishing teams for their transgressions. Whether we’re talking about artificial noise in Atlanta, deflated footballs in New England or yes, even Cleveland Browns texting, the

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Trying to be fair to Jimmy Haslam and the Browns

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The circumstances surrounding Jimmy Haslam’s ownership really make it difficult to defend him. I don’t believe I’ve been particularly unfair, but I’ve also been liberal with the criticism on these pages and on the podcast. It’s just too hard to look at all that’s gone down with the Browns since Jimmy Haslam sat with the

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Could Jimmy Haslam swap the Browns for the Titans?

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In what would be a move best made for a cable-based reality television show, could Jimmy Haslam Jr. swap his stake in the Cleveland Browns for that of the Tennessee Titans? According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the sale of the Titans is becoming a reality. It’s long been rumored, but the wheels are apparently

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Browns could be “front-runners” to land on HBO’s Hard Knocks

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Could the soap opera in Berea become a reality television show? It appears that the odds are better than many would have hoped, especially those who would play key on-screen roles. According to The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci (who, as you may recall, previously worked for the Cleveland Browns’ official team website) the Browns are the front-runner to be

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Could the Browns trade up to No. 2 for Marcus Mariota?

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The Tennessee Titans are—believe it or not—a bigger mess than the Cleveland Browns. They also have a young quarterback who they feel could potentially be the future of the team, leading at least one NFL writer, CBS’ Jason La Canfora, to believe that while Oregon’s Marcus Mariota will go second overall in the upcoming NFL Draft,

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The Thrill of Continuity, the Agony of Starting Over

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Josh McCown is coming to town and so far it looks like there’s a pretty good chance he’ll be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns next season. Maybe not. Things could change. But so far it’s looking probable that no quarterback who started a game for the Browns in 2014, will be at the top

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Mike Pettine presser, Manziel rehab, and Cavs – WFNY Podcast – 2015-02-19

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Dave and Dylan got together and discussed some Cleveland sports. Note by Note breakdown of a summarized Mike Pettine press conference. Courtesy of Reddit user JohnStamosBRAH. Haslam’s influence and Browns Club house optimism. Manziel’s time in rehab. Shanahan leaving, and Josh Gordon giving similar signals. Optimism, and a website called Waiting for Next Year Pettine:

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Mike Polk gives us his take on Kyle Shanahan’s PowerPoint

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Mike Polk does it again with another Cleveland Browns video. This time he gives us his take on Kyle Shanahan’s presentation that got him out of his contract. Love the cameo of Andre Knott as Ray Farmer too. I have to say though the visual of the guy who plays Mike Pettine had me from

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Happy Valentine’s Day From WFNY

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Running around trying to get everything for the perfect Valentine’s Day? Worse, looking for the right words to entice that young lad or lady into being your valentine at the last minute? WFNY is here to help, along with some of our favorite Cleveland sports figures. Try these cards out and see if your bones

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LeBron, Cavs, Jimmy Haslam and more – WFNY Podcast – 2015-02-13

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Dave invited Andrew to spend some quality time this evening, and here is what they covered. Cavs at the all star break. Referendum? Are we scared by the bulls? or was it just one night? What do you want? Guard depth or big man depth? Deli as a backup…drop off from Kyrie is big…no matter

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The Seahawks might target Jordan Cameron

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The Cleveland Browns have already said they won’t be as active in free agency this year as they were last year. That makes some sense because you can’t be as active as the Browns were a year ago every single season. What’s usually not included in that free agency equation is the re-signing of a

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Jimmy Haslam says he felt sucker-punched by La Canfora report

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The scariest part about all the bad press the Browns have gotten recently might just be with relation to Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. In my first round of writing about the Browns with Randy Lerner at the helm, that always felt like the biggest, un-jump-able hurdle that the team faced. My thought process always

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Jimmy Haslam says everything is perfectly fine in Berea

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Cleveland Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam spoke with the team’s local beat contingent for roughly 50 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, discussing the flurry of news that has occurred during the still-young offseason. While details and quotes and all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings will likely hit the wire sooner than later, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot tweeted

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