Hope for Josh McCown starts in the Browns offensive line

McCown Wants You Filtered

One thing I think pretty much everyone agrees on with regard to NFL quarterbacks is they take too much of the blame and credit. This point was illustrated in the Super Bowl this season where the Tom Brady narrative was forever cemented while he was helmet-less on the sidelines waiting to watch his defense intercept

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WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: The Offensive Line

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Over the last couple weeks, 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

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Cleveland Browns Week 7 Film Room

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Because you haven’t seen enough of the Browns getting it handed to them by a winless Jaguars team.

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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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Joel Bitonio has been working inside at guard at Browns rookie camp

Joel Bitonio Cleveland Browns

Obviously it’s really early in the process for the Browns, but indications are that Joel Bitonio is starting out inside at a guard spot. He’s been playing both sides, but obviously once camp breaks with the veterans, there’s no telling what kinds of combinations they might try before figuring out where everyone will end up.

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

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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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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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Scott Raab discusses the Tribe, Browns, the end of Chief Wahoo and Sigur Ros – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-16

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I’m a bit tired from being out at a concert last night, so I don’t have much to say other than it was a good conversation and the notes below tell the story of what we discussed today. Sigur Ros show at Nautica LeBron’s wedding on Yom Kippur The Cleveland Indians and their ability to

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Browns lose, commit crimes against entertainment

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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 Film Room: Game 1, What the heck happened? Part 2

For the third consecutive year, 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. If you missed Part 1 of this week’s film room, go back and read it. It’s sort of a prerequisite. So

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: Game 1, What the heck happened? Part 1

For the third consecutive year, 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. Before we roll tape, let me first talk about my method for these pieces. Each week after the game I try

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In 2013 the Browns are betting on defense and hoping for offense

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The off-season isn’t over, but it’s not time to look at what the Browns have put together to try and figure out how they’re going to compete in 2013. When you’re caught up in all the details of free agency and the draft it’s much more difficult to get the overall picture, but now more

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #3 Trent Richardson Headlines Browns’ Youth Movement

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2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10

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Cleveland Browns 2012- Winners and Losers


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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Did Brandon Weeden call the 69-yard TD pass to Travis Benjamin himself?

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I noticed an OBR thread linked on Reddit today that wondered if Brandon Weeden called his own play when he fired a laser to Travis Benjamin over the top for a 69-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Redskins. The prior play, Trent Richardson missed an assignment that allowed Brandon Weeden

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Cleveland Browns Game 6: Winners and Losers


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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WFNY Podcast – 2012-09-21 – Craig and Rick Preview Browns vs Bills


Two podcasts in one week? Why not! This time Rick and I talked about the Browns, specifically the matchup this week with the Bills. Two inconsistent teams on a collision course at CBS on Lake Erie! (I feel like a hype man now. Mitchell Schwartz vs. Mario Williams Young Browns secondary bounce back? Will Browns

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

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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