Can the Browns afford to keep working with Josh Gordon?

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It seems Josh Gordon won’t be content until he’s out of the NFL. Maybe “content” isn’t the right word as it appears that maybe Josh Gordon is perfectly content with his lot in life as a screw-up. But is he a screw-up or is he an addict and are those two terms mutually exclusive? This

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Cleveland Browns referring to entire fanbase as “The Dawg Pound”

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The Cleveland Browns are improving FirstEnergy Stadium again. The team has released renderings of all the great new improvements to the stadium to follow up last year’s major scoreboard renovations. The pictures look great and what should result is a much brighter stadium with far more and fancier food options for Cleveland Browns fans. The

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Vic Carucci thinks Jimmy Haslam “won’t blink” at the idea of a new QB

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Vic Carucci spent a lot of time with the Browns until he decided to head back to Buffalo. He was in and around the team as much as anyone over the past few years. Carucci joined Baskin and Phelps on 92.3 the Fan to talk about the Browns’ current situation now that they’re searching for

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Ray Farmer addresses Johnny Manziel’s partying, future

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The Cleveland Browns are so up front and honest when talking about players right now, that there never seem to be huge shocking moments. In the past, I have no doubt that guys like Pat Shurmur and Mike Holmgren would have shrugged off every single question about Johnny Manziel and then when the season ended

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Joe Banner Ousted — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 2

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Jimmy Haslam sends stern message to “irresponsible” players

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The Cleveland Browns had a season. Whether it’s “good” or “bad” will be up for a debate for quite some time as we parse all the ups and downs. What is not up for debate, at least according to Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, is how the Browns will deal with young players who act

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Blame Culture Commence! While We’re Waiting…

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Looks like we’ll have to wait at least another nine or so months before our next Victory Monday. We’ll have plenty of Browns-related items over the coming hours, days and weeks as we watch the rest of the AFC North play in to January. But While We’re Waiting… Who’s to blame!? Scrolling through Twitter Sunday

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Jimmy Haslam commits to Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine for 2015

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Though the Cleveland Browns finished the 2014 season by losing their final five contests, team majority owner Jimmy Haslam committed to general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine on a going forward basis. In discussing the team’s issues immediately following the team’s ten-point loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Haslam stated that the duo—both just

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Manziel’s poor debut was preceded by poor practice

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Though Johnny Manziel was allegedly the hardest working guy in Berea leading up to last Sunday’s NFL debut, reports are circulating that all that work may have been for naught as the Cleveland Browns quarterback displayed much of the same poor footwork and decision making that was on display during the team’s 30-0 loss at

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My Sportsman of the Year: Jimmy Haslam

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Browns lose big one to Colts as Johnny Manziel sits

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My wife and I arrived at the stadium just in time to see the college football playoffs announcement that put Ohio State in the playoff against Alabama. (I wanted to start off this post with some good news.) Even as the announcement ignited the crowd, I couldn’t help but wonder if that would be the

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The Browns should give Brian Hoyer the start versus Colts

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A divided fan base became all that much more divided Sunday as the Cleveland Browns lost miserably to the Buffalo Bills. This week, as the Browns face a must-win game against the Indianapolis Colts, the fans will smell blood regardless of who Mike Pettine chooses to start at quarterback. And to think this is going to

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Everyone is to blame for the Josh Gordon suspension

  Now that the NFL has finally leveled its punishment at Josh Gordon—a season-long break—it’s time to pick apart this debacle. Rather than pretend like any single person or group is solely responsible, I’m just going to blame everyone. Strap in folks, because in the end, today was a death knell to common sense. It

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It’s Hoyer’s World… We just live in it: Training Camp Notes 07.26.14

BEREA, Ohio — The sun was shining. A smattering of hip-hop—2 Pac, Birdman, Drake…of course—and classic rock echoed through the speakers. Thousands of Browns fans poured into the Cleveland Browns practice facility, all with hope in their back pockets, each of them getting their first look at the 2014 squad. There were Superfans. There were

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Pilot Flying J reaches $92 million deal with government

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The good news in Cleveland sports continues into another week as Pilot Flying J has reached a deal with the government that includes an avoidance of criminal charges against the company. From the Knoxville News Sentinel out of Tennessee: Under the deal made public on Monday, Pilot must pay a $92 million penalty over two

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Scott Raab on Johnny Manziel, LeBron James and Cleveland’s savior complex – WFNY Podcast – 2014-06-23

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Whenever the bat signal goes up and Scott Raab wants to go long-form on Cleveland sports I jump at the chance. This morning I talked to him for over an hour on the following topics. The World Cup and the USMNT’s tie to Portugal Cleveland’s “savior” complex Johnny Manziel and his personality LeBron James and

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Pettine, Farmer and Haslam set the right tone for Johnny Manziel

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At the Hall of Fame luncheon in Canton on Monday, Jimmy Haslam spoke about the newest star coming to Cleveland in quarterback Johnny Manziel. Haslam told the gathered crowd about the conversation that the team had with Manziel when he arrived in Cleveland after the draft. “Mike Pettine said it very well,” Haslam told the

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The ends don’t justify means in Peter King’s defense of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi

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Peter King is one of the best NFL writers in the nation and as a national guy his perspective can sometimes be instructive to help local fans take blinders off. As a follower of the Browns, it’s pretty easy to lose perspective on the more overarching story-lines that make up an NFL season or era

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Homeless man told Jimmy Haslam to draft Johnny Manziel

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Our friend Vince over at Scene Magazine posted this in the Manziel aftermath, and it’s totally worth sharing here as well. Would the Browns have drafted Johnny Manziel if not for a homeless man grabbing the ear of Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam? Thank goodness we’ll never have to find out. Thank you mister unnamed homeless man.

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