Browns

Hopes for the Cleveland Browns as the off-season begins for real

Pettine presser

The off-season already feels old for the Cleveland Browns as it’s been 35 days since they last played football on December 29. As the Browns seem set to announce Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator, and as we sit back and think about how Seattle decimated the Broncos in the Super Bowl, I have a

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Schwartz-bowl

The only Jewish siblings in the NFL take each other on for the first time on Sunday. BY REBECCA MEISER It’s been 90 years since two brothers who remember each other’s bar mitzvahs have played on the same NFL field. And never has such a pair played against one another. Until Sunday– when Geoffrey Schwartz, an

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Browns lose, commit crimes against entertainment

Browns helmet

More than anything else today, I’m struck by how bad the Browns were as an entertainment vehicle. The Cleveland Browns took a 6-0 lead into halftime, the defense played well, until eventually they started to tire. They gave up 14 unanswered points in the second half as Brandon Weeden missed a wide open Chris Ogbonnaya

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Cleveland Browns 2012- Winners and Losers

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I thought today we would eschew the typical gameday winners and losers piece, and just move to a season long winners and losers. Beware of low hanging fruit. Let’s try to be a little insightful or creative with these. WINNER: Mitchell Schwartz. The second round RT played every snap of every game his rookie season

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Cleveland Browns Game 6: Winners and Losers

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Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. Woo hoo! It had some ugly on it, but when you haven’t won in almost a year, you take any kind of win you can get. Today’s Winners and Losers piece should be much

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: Game 1, Richardson’s Debut Part 1

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Like we did last year before it became fashionable, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy. Finally. Some actual football to break down. With so many question marks surrounding this team, we should

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Pat Shurmur Contiues to be High on RT Mitchell Schwartz

It’s tough to play the offensive line in this league. I think he also has crossed those hurdles as you go through the offseason. This will be his first game as a pro. I anticipate he’s going to battle. I anticipate he’ll have a winning performance. If he makes mistakes along the way, we’ll get

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Browns Banking on Shawn Lauvao to Help Make Weeden and Richardson a Success

Shawn Lauvao and Mitchell Schwartz block for Brandon Weeden

“Bran-don Wee-den” clap, clap, clap clap clap “Bran-don Wee-den”. Practice has just ended, and a group of school students are doing their best to encourage their favorite players to come over and sign autographs. “Gr-eg Lit-tle” clap, clap, clap clap clap “Gr-eg Lit-tle”. A few players are getting some extra work in. Alex Smith catches

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Browns Training Camp Report 7/30/12

Defensive Backs

The Browns had a rather spirited practice this morning, complete with some goal-line drills, two minute offense and even a couple of minor scuffles. A couple of rookies stepped up, while others struggled and a veteran receiver looked good. LB James-Michael Johnson looked very good in drills and in the two minute situations. He picked

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For Browns, Youth Might be Painful at Times this Season

(Eric Mull USPRESSWIRE)

You can’t judge an NFL draft in the first year, let alone the day after when most grade letters are assigned. This year when we were talking about the draft, I made sure to look at the process and try and grade the team based on how well I think they maneuvered. In this case,

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Early Cleveland Browns Offensive Questions As Training Camp Approaches

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It’s amazing to consider that training camp begins in just two weeks. The Browns will kick-start their 2012 season with a helmet practice from 8:45-11:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. In the meanwhile, it’s been a fairly exciting offseason for the Brownies, especially on the offensive side. In the past few years, defense was the

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PFT Puts Browns Dead Last in Initial Power Rankings

Pre-season power rankings aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Much like initial draft grades, they’re an excuse to talk about things, but rarely do they have much validity as the first few names are populating IR lists in fantasy football. Be that as it may, the Browns have been placed dead last on PFT’s

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