Conflicting reports on the the status of Ray Horton’s future in Tennessee and Cleveland

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Ray Horton was in Cleveland briefly as a part of Rob Chudzinski’s staff that ended up being fired immediately following their first season on the job. The Browns weren’t great that season, but even most demanding fans were pretty shocked with the swiftness and decisiveness barely a year after the crew was hired. When the

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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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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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Jimmy Haslam sounds like the Browns owner we always wanted

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  Maybe 2013 will go down in Browns history as a strange outlier. Maybe we’ll all laugh about it as the trial by fire (of a thousand suns?) that Jimmy Haslam needed in order to figure out how to run a football team and be the kind of team owner he always envisioned becoming. After

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Mike Lombardi seen with Browns documents at NFL Combine

While this may have merely been a matter of inoportune timing mixed with media notes provided to the cavlacade of individuals at the NFL Combine, former Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi was shown on NFL Network, sifting through documents with the Cleveland Browns logo on them. Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan tweeted Lombardi’s

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Mike Pettine responds well to Cleveland Browns Harbaugh revelations

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Regardless of the conclusion one chooses to draw from the recent revelations regarding the Cleveland Browns’ attempted acquisition of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, it’s a pretty big piece of news. The reverberations were obviously going to reach recently-hired Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine, but rather than being bowled over by the waves, Pettine

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Everyone in the Browns front office hated each other

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On Tuesday morning when the Cleveland Browns disseminated the changes that were taking place in Berea, it appeared to be wrath wrought in the wake of impulsive decisions made by an impatient billionaire. Turns out that Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam III, rather than choosing sides, decided that he had had enough of the drama unfolding

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Mike Lombardi reportedly lands on his feet, set to join the Patriots


Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Multiple reports out of both Cleveland and New England claim former Browns general manager Mike Lombardi will join the New England Patriots’ front office, just days after being shown the door in Berea. Lombardi will be reuniting with long-time friend in Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick. Recall, the two worked together

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Why Banner and Lombardi’s exits could be a good thing for the Browns


As I’ve stated time and again when it comes to the hiring decisions for coaches and front office members, we really must accept what we don’t know. We haven’t interviewed these people for jobs the way those making the hiring decisions have, so it’s reasonable to assume the value of our outsider opinions. That being said,

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Joe Banner steps down, Mike Lombardi out as Browns general manager

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The fun never stops in Berea. Just weeks after the Cleveland Browns hired Mike Pettine as their new head coach, and the media was chastised for painting the team in an ill light, the front office has beeen shaken up in drastic fashion. On Tuesday, the team announced that they have promoted Ray Farmer to General

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Browns front office discusses “redefining” history, people “desperately” wanting head coaching job

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It was all but assumed that Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer was going to be the next GM of the Miami Dolphins. After several weeks of discussion, Farmer decided to withdraw his name from consideration, sticking with the Browns’ ongoing quest for respectability. Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Mary Kay Cabot caught up with

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Talking Mike Pettine, Browns ticket prices and Davone Bess with Tom Reed – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-04

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Tom Reed from Northeast Ohio Media Group joined me to talk about the Browns. It’s always fun to talk to Tom. Here are some of the things we discussed. Kyle Shanahan’s apparent hiring, Dan Quinn and whether the Browns should have waited, Browns ticket prices and where they’re going, Davone Bess and why the Browns

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Doyel: As a city, Cleveland deserves better


As the Cleveland Browns head coaching vacancy saunters in to Day 24, the national media—having just one team to focus on at this stage; the Vikings and Lions and Redskins and Titans have long found replacements—is starting to pile on. While there have been a variety of different angles taken as to not duplicate the

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The Dude, Michael, and Joey…who loved bowling

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The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest movies of all time. Sometimes when life has you down, all you can do is try to laugh about it. With the Browns coaching search seemingly devolving into chaos once again, I thought it might be fun to intertwine some of my favorite quotes from the movie

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“Three Stooges” Browns t-shirt now available for your purchasing pleasure

It was only a matter of time before a local t-shirt designer utilized the clown show in Berea to their advantage. While this latest incarnation may not exactly jive with the usage of likeness (we’re operating under the assumption that this design was not approved by the three men on the front of the shirt), Teespring

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Browns given permission to interview Josh McDaniels


Per source, the Patriots have granted the Browns permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 31, 2013 Fans can now add Josh McDaniels to the list of men allegeldy brave enough to take the job of head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Per Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the

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The Browns QB Carousel — WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2013: No. 4

If you thought that 2012 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2013 proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, and appearances in postseasons and courtrooms. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last five

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NFL News: John Moffitt says Browns failed his physical due to salary dispute

One-time trade target of the Cleveland Browns, John Moffitt, says that the team failed his physical, thus nullifying his acquisition, after he refused to take less money. “I haven’t said this publicly – they suck. Cleveland sucks,” Moffitt told 710 ESPN Seattle. “They are so terrible and the way that they did me in that

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Scott Raab on the Browns beating the Ravens, Chris Perez and Chris Grant’s future – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-04

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Scott Raab ended this week’s podcast telling everyone to go to the dentist, don’t do drugs and stay in school. You should listen all the way to the end to see how we got there. As per usual, here’s the email I sent Scott last night. ————— They beat the Ravens. It was a “proof

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Hey Cleveland, it’s me…Quarterback Controversy: Brian Hoyer’s Maiden Voyage with the Cleveland Browns

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The hometown kid is getting the starting nod. One day after saying the decision had not yet been made, Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski announced that their starting quarterback this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings will be one Brian Hoyer. On the cover, a thumb injury sustained by Brandon Weeden a week earlier paved

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