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

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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

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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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Cleveland Browns Week 10 Winners and Losers

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NFL pregame shows are the best, aren’t they? You have a handful of broadcast personalities surrounded by a bunch of former players, executives and coaches in oversized topcoats, discussing a game that’s about to take place though readily admitting that they have yet to watch a specific team play. Not long before former NFL quarterback

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Browns Week 6 Review: Four Thoughts on the Offense

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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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Steelers think Joe Thomas blocks dirty

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Scott Brown of ESPN reported from the Steelers locker room that even after the game Cameron Heyward was none-too-pleased with the “dirty play” of the Browns on Sunday. Defensive end Cameron Heyward didn’t hide his anger in the visiting locker room at FirstEnergy Field, and not just because the Steelers had been embarrassed by one

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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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Just how good is the Cleveland Browns offense?

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For the first time since the days when “Pinball Wizard”, “Proud Mary”, and “Sugar Sugar” were pulsating through the radio waves, the Cleveland Browns have scored 21 or more points in four straight games to start the season. It’s taken forty-five years for the Browns to start a season as hot on offense as that 1969 squad. In that

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Phil Taylor undergoes minor surgery, expected to miss time

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Cleveland Browns defensive tackle and amateur film maker Phil Taylor will miss what looks to be at least the next several weeks after undergoing surgery to repair an injured right knee. Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reports that the procedure was a “minor scope.” #Browns Phil Taylor underwent a minor scope on his knee today, a source

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Watch Joe Thomas and Brian Hoyer dance

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The Cleveland Browns somehow managed to defeat the Titans 29-28. I was concerned even as the Browns found a way to win against Charlie Whitehurst. It’s understandable that in the post-game locker room the Browns didn’t waste too much time worrying. There will be enough time for the team to study up in the film

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NFL players say Browns are third least-desirable team to play for in the NFL

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At least we’re not… Oakland? ESPN’s NFL Nation did a confidential survey of 82 players and Oakland was the team they’d least like to play for. That’s what the poll concluded after the prompted statement, “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.” The Browns came in third after

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Manziel loses to Hoyer, Browns defense and the rest of the camp battles – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-20

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The fake Jim Kanicki who is also the real Mike Burgermeister came on the podcast to talk about the Browns today. We talked about the following… Brian Hoyer’s MNF game Johnny Manziel’s MNG game The offensive line vs. the defensive line The Cleveland Browns running attack in 2014 Jerome Harrison Browns unhealthy relationship with running

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Second-year guard Garrett Gilkey is preparing to be a starter

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The logo on his shirt is that of a Cleveland Browns dog with a barbell in it’s bared teeth trying to chew through it. Underneath are the words Cleveland Browns Strength. This image stands in sharp contrast to the smiling man wearing it. Garrett Gilkey is upbeat, polite and doesn’t seem to have a mean

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Offensive Linemen

Alex Mack

The offensive line is the backbone of the offense in the NFL. They are in charge of keeping the quarterback upright and making holes in the run game. If you look at the top offenses like the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos, the offensive line is a strength of the team. The Browns have two

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Cleveland’s Very Own

It was as if I had hit the ejector button. Sitting in the garage of the man who would later be the best man in my wedding, I remember watching the corner of his television and seeing that orange, logoless Cleveland Browns helmet take the place of the silver and blue star which had inhabited

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Counterpoint: Passing on Johnny Manziel in pursuit of Pro Bowl talent

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Quarterback is a pass-fail position. Sure, there are two or three on every team, but out of those 80-90 guys, there are 60 or 70 of them who are just around because every team needs one on the field; the others are insurance in case that one guy gets hurt. Half—and probably more—of the teams in the

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Phil Savage provides insight into lessons from Browns 2007 NFL Draft

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Phil Savage was full of Browns intel on Twitter yesterday. It was pretty high level draft philosophy, but it’s interesting for Browns fans to see how he looks back on drafting QBs like Kyle Boller and Brady Quinn. In both cases, he questions the philosophy of trading back into the first round to grab a

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