Brian Hoyer offers perspective for NFL’s off-field nightmares

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Nobody is going to go out and try to claim that the NFL had a good week last week. Despite kicking off its season and having plenty of games to talk about, the talk in and around NFL football was dominated by Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, and eventually Adrian Peterson. Rice and Goodell were topics

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The importance of what Donte Whitner said about Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer

Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer

Everyone’s talking about what Donte Whitner was quoted as saying to Peter King’s MMQB this morning. The quote was this. “It’s been fierce,” Whitner said. “Two guys fighting for their lives. It’s close. I’d say [the locker room] is split about 50-50. We know they both can play.” While I think a lot of the

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The ends don’t justify means in Peter King’s defense of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi

Joe Banner

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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Alex Mack might have missed the party

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Four weeks ago, before millions and millions of NFL free agency dollars were committed, Alex Mack’s agent got boastful with Peter King who wrote it up for his MMQB column. It caused anyone with half a memory for the NFL to go searching for rule books and articles in Google with the keyword “poison pill”

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Peter King: Pass interference call “handed New England a win”

Tom Brady throws deep down the right sideline for Josh Boyce, into the end zone, with rookie cornerback Leon McFadden in coverage. There is light contact. Incidental contact. The ball falls incomplete. McFadden is flagged for defensive pass interference. The 29-yard penalty puts the ball at the Cleveland 1, and Brady throws the winning touchdown

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Peter King: “I was just as wrong for jumping on Kosar”

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has admitted that he was in the wrong for recent comments which were directed at Cleveland Browns color analyst Bernie Kosar. In his latest mailbag piece at SI’s Monday Morning Quarterback, King, who recently stood by his thoughts on Kosar and his choice words in regard to players on the St. Louis

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Bernie Kosar, Peter King and our broken culture

Joe Banner and the Browns did exactly what they should have done once the Bernie Kosar commentary story became a national headline. From the Browns’ perspective — and Joe Banner’s specifically —  he’s in the business of making the Browns the best he can make them, all while protecting the league overall. If criticizing some “questionable phrases” is what

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Scott Raab discusses Bernie Kosar, Peter King, Johnny Manziel and the Tribe – WFNY Podcast – 2013-08-12

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Scott Raab (@ScottRaab64) and Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) talk about all the Cleveland sports topics from Bernie Kosar to the floundering Cleveland Indians. Here’s what else we talked about. Marketing 101 with Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) Bernie Kosar’s comments about Kellen Clemens and the Pope When you take local comments national the context changes NFL AM hypocritically

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Sports Illustrated’s Peter King discusses his comments on Bernie Kosar

Bernie Kosar, doing color on the Browns preseason game against St. Louis Thursday, had some harsh things to say about the Rams. He called the Rams receivers, including the eighth pick in the 2013 draft, Tavon Austin, “horrible,” said their parents “would be embarrassed” if they were watching the game, and, about backup quarterback Kellen

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NFL News: Browns issue statement regarding Bernie Kosar’s comments

Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner issued a statement Sunday evening regarding the comments made by Bernie Kosar during the broadcast of Thursday’s preseason game against the Rams. “We don’t condone the personal and unprofessional approach that Bernie took with some of his comments during the broadcast Thursday night. We’ve spoken to Bernie, he understands that,

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NFL News: Rams Fisher, SI’s King criticize Kosar for on-air comments

Sports Illustrated’s head NFL writer Peter King and St Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher took issue with some comments made by former Browns QB Bernie Kosar during the Browns-Rams preseason game this past Thursday. “Bernie’s got his issues. They’re well-documented,” Fisher said. Fisher said he doubts Kosar has done the kind of research that

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Training Camp News and Notes: Roger Goodell visits Berea

Roger Goodell

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

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Raiders sign former Browns safety Usama Young

The connections between the Raiders and Browns seem to keep getting stronger, or at least more strongly anecdotal. First the report that the Raiders badly wanted to keep Desmond Bryant, whom the Browns signed in free agency. Now, Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Raiders have signed former Browns safety Usama Young. Details of

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Raiders “badly” wanted to re-sign Desmond Bryant, per Peter King

The Oakland Raiders yearned to re-sign defensive tackle Desmond Bryant but could not match the salary cap flexibility of the Cleveland Browns. A report by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King states that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was forced to keep his team out of “salary cap jail,” and had no choice but to let the

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Peter King loves Phil Dawson too

There’s just no doubting how great Phil Dawson is at this point, and Peter King has his ticket for the bandwagon. Twenty-three straight field goals, 21 of them this year, and his consecutive kicks of 32, 28, 29, 33 and 41 in a 32-minute span between the second and fourth quarters gave the Browns a

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Peter King says Shurmur could be next Gary Kubiak

Peter King’s column sometimes takes me two days to finish. Still, with the owner’s meetings happening in Chicago today and with Jimmy Haslam getting control of the team, it is worth noting that Peter King is pretty wary of the “blow it up” strategy with regard to the Cleveland Browns. From his ten things he

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King: Haslam to be ‘Much More Involved’ in Browns’ Day-to-Day

While he won’t likely tip the scale in the way of Jerry Jones or Mark Cuban, Cleveland Browns owner Jim Haslam is going to be around the city of Cleveland and his new football team a lot more than his predecessor. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King penned a column following a 30-minute conversation and, like most

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King: I think the Browns should hang onto Colt McCoy, But…

In his most recent Monday Morning Quarterback Column, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King (once again) weighs in on the Colt McCoy situation in Cleveland, this time, giving the third-year quarterback a vote of confidence. “I think the Browns should hang onto Colt McCoy,” writes King. “I do like Brandon Weeden, but how sure a thing is he?

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Peter King: Richardson “Not a bad trade by Cleveland”

Peter King is giving everyone a pass on the deal that the Vikings and Browns made to move up from four to three. I’ve been hearing GM Rick Spielman of the Vikings took advantage of a Browns team that didn’t want to risk losing Trent Richardson, which is true. I’ve been hearing Browns GM Tom

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Another view of Peter King’s stat of the week regarding running backs

Richardson Past Penn State

Peter King does great work and his Monday Morning Quarterback column is a must-read. He has some really enlightening information in the column even if you sometimes question his sources. Obviously Tom Heckert does, as he blatantly told the Cleveland press this week that he hasn’t talked to King in years. Be that as it

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