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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YELLING TRIBE, BROWNS AND TWITTER WITH @sportsyelling – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-28

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I was very happy to welcome in @sportsyelling for the first time on the WFNY Podcast. She (yes, she) is a Tribe first sports fan, so we talked a lot about the Indians. We talked about Ubaldo Jimenez, the rotation, Chief Wahoo, and Ervin Santana. We also touched on the Browns and how the NFL

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Talking Browns and NFL combine with @jimkanicki – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-27

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Jim Kanicki (Mike Burgermeister) joined me today to discuss all things Browns. We talked about the Browns decision to release D’Qwell Jackson, the shakeup of the front office, the free agencies of Alex Mack and T.J. Ward, Mike Pettine and lots about the combine. Is the combine meaningful? If so, how meaningful? Check out this

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Browns have “no comment” on Lombardi’s Browns documents

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Is it a big deal that recently ousted Browns employee Michael Lombardi was seen at the NFL combine with documents emblazoned with Cleveland Browns logos? The answer is that none of us have any clue. It certainly seems less than ideal for the Browns, but whether or not it is an actual impropriety or not

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I missed most of the NFL Combine and I don’t care

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Without downs and drives, we’re forced to focus on broad jumps and the bench press? No thanks. Maybe it’s because I spent a whole week out of state without access to NFL Network, and subsequently only followed the combine tangentially through the news and Twitter, but I feel as if we live in a new

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Wading through the reports of a Browns trade for Jim Harbaugh

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Berea, Ohio: Where the fun never stops Late Friday, the never-ending Cleveland Browns coaching search – which really did end on February 6 when the Browns hired Mike Pettine – got an extension in the news cycle. Pro Football Talk got wind of an apparent trade between the Browns and 49ers for their coach Jim

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Browns clean house again! – Scott Raab discusses – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-12

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Honestly, Scott Raab has been trying to get away a bit from the Cleveland sports thing. I’ve left this platform completely open to him for whenever there’s something worth talking about, and a mere days after Chris Grant was fired and we fired up the podcast, Jimmy Haslam drops the hammer in Berea. So, we

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While We’re Waiting… Mostly positive reactions to latest Berea upheaval

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Harsh words about Joe Banner and his

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Making the case for the Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel

It’s a divisive topic. Every time anything hits the WFNY Facebook page regarding Johnny Manziel, there’s an immediate split among fans who love the idea of Johnny Manziel becoming a Cleveland Brown and those who are as opposed to it as if Johnny Manziel is a fierce combination of Ryan Leaf, Mark Sanchez, Michael Vick

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Scott Raab discusses the Browns hiring of Mike Pettine – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-25

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We don’t do a regular Monday morning podcast with Scott Raab anymore, but whenever there’s something that needs to be discussed, he’s there for us. With the Browns’ hiring of Mike Pettine and ending the lengthy coaching search, it was a good time to catch up. We discussed the Browns’ search. We discussed Mike Pettine

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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Brian Hoyer

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given 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 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by a WFNY writer.

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While We’re Waiting… Charting top QB draft prospects

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Phenomenal research here on the top QBs

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Patriots’ Josh McDaniels reportedly withdraws from Browns consideration

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I’ve assumed since the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski that Josh McDaniels was the favorite to be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Not to say that McDaniels is necessarily my preference, but his connections to Michael Lombardi seemed all the more indicative that he should be the favorite until I heard otherwise. Well, thanks

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Marla Ridenour on the state of the Browns, plus the Luol Deng trade – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-08

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I was very happy that Marla Ridenour was willing to come on the podcast today. She’s always a great read, but her work has been particularly noteworthy in her coverage of the Browns since they decided to fire Rob Chudzinksi. She’s pulled no punches as she put Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi on notice. We

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Davone Bess, Browns firing of Chud, Cavs’ future – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-06

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First week in a long time without Scott Raab. First pinch hitter out of the gate was Andrew. We spent some time talking about the Browns and all their maneuvers along with how quiet it has generally been about Davone Bess. ————————- Scott’s post on Davone Bess is an interesting place to start. – why

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Todd Bowles succeeded Ray Horton in Arizona, interviews with Cleveland Friday

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The Cleveland Browns are starting to put their interviews together and Jason LaCanfora reports that the Browns are set to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles on Friday. Not only does Bowles qualify the Browns for the Rooney rule, but he might also lend some insight into what it takes to coach a team

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Joe Banner, the 3-4 versus the 4-3 and agent Jimmy Sexton

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One of the scariest things for Browns fans in the transition from Mike Holmgren to Joe Banner was Banner’s decision to switch defenses. It isn’t that Cleveland Browns fans have that much of a preference, other than they have a preference against switching schemes all the time. You know, continuity and all that? The Browns

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Sports! with Brian Spaeth (also movies and technology too) – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-01

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The first podcast of 2014 goes to Brian Spaeth. (Follow Brian on Twitter @brianspaeth) – We’d been meaning to talk for a while about the Cavaliers, and the news has been so intense around the Browns that Brian talked about that team for once. He doesn’t do that one often. An enjoyable conversation to start

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Scott Raab talks about Rob Chudzinski being fired and Andrew Bynum – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-30

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Scott Raab couldn’t be finished with the WFNY Podcast for 2013 after what happened over the weekend, so we decided to do one more in 2013. We touched on all of the obvious topics including… Scott Raab talking about the Browns Dumpster fire’s use in the mainstream Joe Banner and the ego that goes with

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Talking Browns with Mike Burgermeister (@jimkanicki) – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-24

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The very best Browns sports talk that money can buy, but you get it for free! I finally got Mike Burgermeister of JimKanicki.com back on the podcast to talk through the Browns’ miserable season. We talked about all the failings. Cleveland Browns podcast with Mike Burgermeister (jimkanicki.com) The Joe Banner press conferences How do the

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