Browns Film Room: Mike Pettine’s failure was not quarterback, but defense

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WFNY’s Joe Gilbert takes a look at what went wrong with the Browns defense this season, focusing on the film of the Browns loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Jim O’Neil continues delusion about Cleveland Browns DBs

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The Cleveland Browns miss Joe Haden, but beyond that Jim O’Neil and the Browns defense haven’t reacted well at all.

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Browns Film Room: The defense just can’t get off the field on third down

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The Cleveland Browns snapped their one game winning streak this past weekend, losing handily to the Seattle Seahawks, 30-13. Unfortunately, the real defense showed up in Seattle giving up 30 points yet again this season. So far this season, the Browns defense has allowed 30 more points in nine of their 14 games. The defense

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Browns: What players are worth keeping for next season?

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Sifting through the entire roster to determine which players on the Cleveland Browns are worth keeping in 2016.

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Mike Pettine occasionally slept in a closet while with the Jets

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Who needs sleep?

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Predicting the Browns final 53-man roster

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The Cleveland Browns are one preseason game away from finally preparing for the games that count. It has been a long and interesting preseason with the Browns sitting at 1-2, winning their third preseason game on Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We have seen some players play well and others struggle. After they take the

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2015 Browns Position Previews: Safeties

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The 2015 Cleveland Browns season is drawing nearer and nearer as each summer day passes. After a fun Cavs season and in the middle of an up-and-down Indians season, the Browns are getting set to take the field for training camp in just under a month. Over the course of the next number of weeks,

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Browns sign Johnson Bademosi and Craig Robertson, Gipson next?

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The Cleveland Browns have signed two of their restricted free agents, linebacker Craig Robertson and safety Johnson Bademosi, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. As the deadline looms for the Browns to come to agreement with their restricted free agents, it is big for the team to get two of them done and off their

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Browns tender Gipson, Robertson, Kitchen and Bademosi

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The Cleveland Browns have tendered qualifying offers to defensive back Johnson Bademosi, safety Tashaun Gipson, defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and linebacker Craig Robertson. Both Robertson and Gipson have reportedly been handed a second-round tenders to the tune $2.356 million. A few highlights on the players involved: • Bademosi has led the Browns in special-team tackles in

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WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Safeties

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Starting last week, 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 lets get

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

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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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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Safeties

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Browns Training Camp is now in full swing. The team is in the process of installing Mike Pettine’s new defensive scheme. He wants his defense to be physical and tough in order to compete in the AFC North. In order to do so, the Browns added several players who fit this qualification, one of which

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Let Free Agency Commence!

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I have no idea what the Browns will do with free agency this year, but I have some clear ideas about what I think they should and shouldn’t do. Despite the massive amount of money and the ever growing list of players available, I still think it’s a bad idea to build a team too

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Rick and Craig talk Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and other Browns stuff – WFNY Podcast – 2013-10-23

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Rick was on hand today for Rob Chudzinski’s press conference and also Jason Campbell’s media availability. We talk about a lot of other Browns stuff. Did the Browns try hard enough to compete in 2013? Brandon Weeden and whether he can ever start for the Browns again Joe Thomas and his free pass for not

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Browns vs Rams: What I’m watching

The preseason opens tonight for the Cleveland Browns. Will they be a different team in 2013? These are the things I’ll be watching for… When the starters are in: 1) Can the offense and specifically Brandon Weeden find a rhythm and move the ball? Weeden has been a bit inconsistent in training camp. We know

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While We’re Waiting… The Free Safety Battle, More On Bullpen Woes, and Friday Night Lights

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While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off, Fred Greetham of Fox Sports Ohio talks about

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NFL News – Nate Ulrich on Tebow coverage, Browns position battles, Josh Gordon suspension, contract extensions and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-14

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Always good to catch up with the Browns observations with Nate Ulrich from the Akron Beacon Journal. Here’s all that we discussed. How good do you feel not having to talk Tebow? Bill Belichick out to prove he doesn’t have to talk about anything. Gregg Popovich and how he just defies everyone to do what

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Cabot, Grossi: Gipson And Bademosi Will Battle For Starting Free Safety

In their customary Sunday morning “Hey, Tony!” and “Hey, Mary Kay!” columns, Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland and Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer give some insight from a pressing issue for Browns’ fans, just who is going to start at free safety opposite T.J. Ward in the secondary. Hey Tony: One of the more

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The Cleveland Browns cornerback situation as it exists today

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The Browns have a lot of cornerbacks on the roster, believe it or not. Everyone knows about Joe Haden and Buster Skrine at this point, but let’s go over the rest to see just how daunting a task it might or might not be to field a starting backfield with these guys. Remember, the Browns

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Johnson Bademosi named Browns’ fourth captain

When Buster Skrine went down with a concussion this past weekend while filling in for Joe Haden, the Browns had to turn to the bench once again. Johnson Bademosi (every color commentator’s worst nightmare) was the man up and he did pretty well. Bademosi made the team as an undrafted player from Stanford this season

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