What we’ve learned in the year since Brandon Weeden was cut by the Browns

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Today marks the one-year anniversary since the Cleveland Browns gave up on Brandon Weeden. I could get snarky and turn this into yet another roast of Weeden, but I think that’s been written (by myself included) enough times already. It would be far too easy to talk about him getting caught under flags or Frisbee-tossing


Cleveland Browns friction, Oregon’s uniforms and more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-06

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Dave Sterling (@dimoko) caught up with Scott (@WFNYScott) and they talked about a lot of Cleveland sports topics for about an hour.  Kyle Shanahan interviewing for head coaching gigs Browns personnel people texting the sidelines about playcalling Cleveland Browns draft strategy for coaches vs. front office Dion Waiters bittersweet exit from the Cavaliers Two non-college


The Browns quest for “the answer” at QB is the wrong one

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The Cleveland Browns are constantly looking for “the answer” at quarterback, but it seems more and more that they’re asking the wrong question. The question they keep asking is how do you come up with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers—hell, even Ben Roethlisberger or Joe Flacco? The Browns seem to operate as if they’re


Joe Thomas on the difference between player and fan perspective

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The differences between how NFL players and NFL fans look at a game, season, or even an NFL career are endless. Obviously NFL fans are the ultimate outsiders no matter how much they love the team they watch every week. This isn’t groundbreaking or even all that novel a concept, but Joe Thomas’ session with


Terrance West mocks injury reports on Twitter

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A source is quoted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Terrance West has been put on the non-football injury list due to a failed conditioning test, but that was quickly disputed by the Browns’ rookie runner on Twitter. Lol I passed my conditioning test. You people stop making up your own stories. — TWEST (@Terrancewest28)


Brandon Weeden visiting Dallas today

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In my experience, Dallas Cowboys fans have some consternation with regard to Tony Romo. In Romo, they’ve got a guy with some clear ability and talent, but he never seems to put them over the top. Romo is nearing his mid-30’s now as an NFL player and makes a ton of money and it’s reasonable


Browns’ revolving door costing Haslam $50 million


Candidly, Jimmy Haslam wasn’t lying when he called the firing of Rob Chudzinski an “expensive decision.” Following the dismissal of the first-year head coach, plenty of talk surrounded the $10.5 million buyout that the Toledo-native would receive along with his pink slip. What didn’t get as much attention was the fact that Chudzinski was simply


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


Counting Down the Worst Cleveland Browns Christmas Gifts – #4

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When you live in a world with Amazon.com and professional sports, you just know that you’re going to end up with some really bad team branded products. Those products get searched out this time of year as potential presents for giant sports fans, no matter how ludicrous. In fact sometimes the more inane they are,


Rick and Craig talk about the Browns headed into the bye week – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-05

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Rick and I talked about the Browns game from Sunday. We also talked a bit about the Browns heading into the bye week. Is this one of the weirdest up and down Browns seasons in memory? How did the Browns come to play the QBs they’ve played so far this year? The nuance of talking


In praise of the Browns front office… so far

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In the name of front office accountability, I’ve been very open with the fact that I’m not a fan of the Trent Richardson trade. I’ve learned quite a bit about criticism and sports over the last five years with our Cleveland franchises and Mike Holmgren helped ensure that I already finished drinking my last bottle


Is Brandon Weeden an “undervalued” fantasy QB?

We certainly don’t spend a lot of time talking about fantasy football here at WFNY, but I found this ESPN post (insider) about undervalued QBs to be pretty interesting. Brandon Weeden comes in at number seven on their list behind RG3, Ryan Tannehill and Alex Smith among others. The post goes on to compare Weeden’s


TD talking Tribe, Browns and turkey sandwiches – WFNY Podcast – 2013-08-14

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I couldn’t get a proper cold cuts conversation out of Brian Spaeth, so I saw an opening with TD and I grabbed it! Also, make sure you let us know what you think of the two songs I put together as potential replacements for our opening sounder. The Indians collapse Craig tries out two new


Training Camp News and Notes: Roger Goodell visits Berea

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Today was a big day in Berea with the commissioner in town for a special youth “Heads Up” promotion aimed at teaching football fundamentals to help avoid head injuries. After participating in that, Goodell entered the media scrum to avoid answering much of anything about Jimmy Haslam. It wasn’t at all surprising that Goodell refused


NFL News: Tom Heckert joins Denver Broncos as Director of Pro Personnel

We’ve all just had a lesson in how front offices turn over in an off-season. It feels like a relatively new lesson here in Cleveland. The Browns have decided not to renew some contracts of scouts that were in Berea under former General Manager Tom Heckert. The timing of waiting until after the draft is


Fair shots at the end of the Colt McCoy era in Cleveland

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The fact that I’m writing this at all is probably too much. Such is life in Cleveland where the quarterback controversies aren’t too high and mighty for Charlie Frye. That was less than a decade ago, by the way. But now that former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Colt McCoy has been traded away for a


WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-05 – Diminishing returns in baseball stats?

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Jon and Craig got together to talk sports, and this is what went down. MIT Sloan conference (again) Nate Silver the rockstar Baseball analytics… are they a diminishing returns game? Stability to run an analytics department Chip Kelly might be the best thing that ever happened to the Browns Pete Carroll, tall corners Baseball and


Cleveland Sports Life Boat – Browns Head Coaches

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I am a huge fan of the Ron and Fez show on Sirius XM Satellite radio. They do a bit on the radio called life boat, and I’m borrowing it for Cleveland sports. Here’s how it works. There are four people and only three seats remaining on the life boat. You must work your way


Fun with Numbers

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Everyone likes numbers right? Every once in a while I like to see what story the numbers tell. Some of them may surprise you. Some of them you may already know. Sometimes they explain a lot. Let’s have some fun- 950- Trent Richardson finished the season with 950 yards rushing. He broke Jim Brown’s rookie


Pat Shurmur “awarded” Worst Coach, Most Useless Challenge

On the heels of the Greater Cleveland Sports awards, it seems like a good time to see what the rest of awards season brings. Grantland’s resident NFL coaching critic Bill Barnwell has taken down Pat Shurmur all season, and now that it is in the books, he’s deemed Pat Shurmur’s challenge from a week eight