Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas

Part of the reason that the signing of Josh McCown was such big news in Cleveland is because it meant the end of Brian Hoyer. As a player, there’s nothing worth talking about with Brian. Even as I’ve supported him as a player, I only did so while acknowledging that in a given year, he could

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Hope for Josh McCown starts in the Browns offensive line

McCown Wants You Filtered

One thing I think pretty much everyone agrees on with regard to NFL quarterbacks is they take too much of the blame and credit. This point was illustrated in the Super Bowl this season where the Tom Brady narrative was forever cemented while he was helmet-less on the sidelines waiting to watch his defense intercept

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Cleveland Browns have third most cap space in 2015

Joe Haden Cleveland Browns

Your Cleveland Browns have been paying plenty of money to keep their own free agents and garner the services of others in recent years, but they’re still healthy in terms of the salary cap. Joe Haden pulls into the lead position in terms of cap hits at $11.7 million in 2015 followed closely by Joe

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Browns Pro Bowlers early selections in team drafts

Joe Haden Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl

While the Cleveland Browns were yet again left out of the NFL’s end-of-season tournament for all the marbles, they’re showing yet again that they have premium talent at non-quarterback positions. In what could be viewed as a concession that the Pro Bowl is a farce, the NFL stopped dividing the Pro Bowl teams into AFC

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WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: The Offensive Line

Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas

Over the last couple weeks, I have been reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So

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Browns had sixth-best offensive line in 2014

Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas

The Cleveland Browns may have not been able to run the ball down the stretch, and their quarterback play left plenty to be desired. But if the team has anything on which to hang their hat when searching for a new offensive coordinator over the coming weeks, it’s that they have one of the best

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Joe Thomas Voted First-Team All Pro

Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas

Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was voted to the Associated Press 2014 All-Pro first team. Thomas received 22 of 50 possible votes, placing second to the Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, who got 35 votes. This marks the fifth time that Thomas has been voted All-Pro first team, most among this season’s All-Pros. Thomas played all

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Cleveland Browns Week 17 Winners and Losers

Cleveland Browns Baltimore Ravens Joe Haden

The 2014 NFL season, at least the regular version, has come to an end. There were highs, there were lows. There was excitement, there was disappointment. There were winners and there were losers. The lights have been turned on and Semisonic is blaring through the surround. Here’s the final round. WINNER: Connor Shaw Let’s get

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Andrew Wiggins, underappreciated Cleveland stars and Cavs Vines: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Last week, I shared five different top-five lists as a way to ring out 2014. I wrote that post not knowing if I’d do another While We’re Waiting this year since I usually take Thursdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are Thursdays this year. But looky here, I’m back! I’m subbing for TD

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Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Browns Carolina Panthers Cam Newton

The Cleveland Browns will once again finish the season without a winning record after Sunday’s loss in Carolina. The Panthers ruined plans for the Browns to test drive their possible quarterback of the future when Johnny Manziel was knocked out of the game in the second quarter. Brian Hoyer would enter the game and bring the

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Cleveland Browns Week 16 Winners and Losers

Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns

I spent a good portion of my Sunday afternoon pacing in front of the television. You see, I’m in the finals in all three of my fantasy football leagues and an entire season of minor tweaks and a boat load of luck got me to where I am. But you also see that given the

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Joe Thomas responds to environmental violations

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(Insert dramatic laser sound effects.) “Is Joe Thomas guilty of polluting the earth? We’ll have more on this on the 11 o’clock news!” That’s all I could think of when I saw the AP headline on Joe Thomas that said, “Browns’ Thomas accused of environmental violations.” The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former

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My Sportsman of the Year: Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns

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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Joe Thomas on the difference between player and fan perspective

Joe Thomas

The differences between how NFL players and NFL fans look at a game, season, or even an NFL career are endless. Obviously NFL fans are the ultimate outsiders no matter how much they love the team they watch every week. This isn’t groundbreaking or even all that novel a concept, but Joe Thomas’ session with

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A whole slew of Cleveland Browns finished first in Pro Bowl fan voting

Tashaun Gipson Cleveland Browns

The fans have spoken. While Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all vote-getters, and Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo JJ Watt led all defenders, several members of the Cleveland Browns were ranked No. 1 in their respective positions. Perrenial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas leads the pack on the offensive side of the ball, but is joined by another

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Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills: Behind the Box Score

Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns fell to the Buffalo Bills 26-10 on Sunday, putting them on level pegging with the rest of the AFC Wild Card pack. The Browns’ defense hung tough for four quarters, but two Brian Hoyer interceptions, a Billy Cundiff missed field goal, and a Terrance West fumble returned for a touchdown proved to be too

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Browns lose 26-10 as Johnny Manziel makes his entrance

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So, is there anything you guys want to talk about after the Browns game today? Really? What is it? The Browns lost 26-10 to the Buffalo Bills on the road. What else could you possibly want to talk about? Oh, that’s right. Johnny Manziel made his Browns debut. Johnny Manziel made his debut as a

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Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer’s two late, fourth-quarter interceptions nearly gave the game to the Atlanta Falcons as Matt Bryant connected on a 53-yard field goal to give Atlanta the lead with just under 50 seconds to play. But Hoyer rebounded in the final minute, completing four straight passes, and engineering a flawless hurry-up offense to set up Billy Cundiff’s

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The Cavs are mediocre, but let’s still have fun: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Today should be a good day at WFNY, folks. We’ve got some of the new kids and infrequent writers in charge with Craig on vacation and Scott on a work trip. Hope you can put up with us for the day. Assorted Cavs-Spurs thoughts: The Cavs, a currently mediocre team, lost by two points to

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Cleveland Browns Week 11 Winners and Losers

Brian Hoyer Cleveland Browns

Of all the potential momentum-thwarting items in all of sport, right below injury has to be the three-and-out. If it occurs at the beginning of the game, there is so much pageantry and emotion stemming from the introductions and kickoff, that an immediate three-and-out is the buzzkill of all buzzkills. If your team kicks and the other

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