Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas

Part of the reason that the signing of Josh McCown was such big news in Cleveland is because it meant the end of Brian Hoyer. As a player, there’s nothing worth talking about with Brian. Even as I’ve supported him as a player, I only did so while acknowledging that in a given year, he could

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Manziel jersey sales are tops in the NFL, trending down

Manziel draft

Johnny Manziel’s jersey is still very popular despite the fact that he’s not the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback just yet. Dick’s Sporting Goods keeps track of such things and releases stats, likely as a way to get people to think and talk about jerseys. In their report, you can see Manziel’s jerseys decline as a

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NFL Rulebook: Is this a catch or not?


It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.

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T.J. Ward talks about Denver’s winning culture vs. Cleveland experience


Whether or not the Browns will miss T.J. Ward as they welcomed Donte Whitner as his replacement this off-season is up for debate, but I tend to think the Browns will be just fine. That says more about Whitner than it does Ward, but there’s little doubt that you’d have to assume T.J. Ward and

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Calling out the worst of all NFL draft clichés

2012 NFL Draft

Leading up to an NFL draft, there are a lot of hackneyed conversations that will drive a fan absolutely crazy. It seems that some fans want to rely on simplistic rules to simplify the NFL draft for themselves. It’s a coping mechanism to help deal with the fact that most fans have do not possess nearly

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Jimmy Haslam sounds like the Browns owner we always wanted

Jimmy Haslam Steely

  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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Twenty Six years after The Drive, I’m rooting for the Broncos to win the Super Bowl

the drive

January 11, 1987. Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Bernie Kosar throws a touchdown pass to Brian Brennan. The kick-off is muffed by Denver, pinning them on the two yard line. My phone rings. It is my father, who was watching the game from work. “We’re going to the Super Bowl!” he said. He didn’t just mean the

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NFL Week Five: Winners and Losers


With the Browns having played last Thursday, we thought everyone might like to chime in on the games they watched instead of the Browns this Sunday. So who did you see? Who was the big winner? Who blew it? WINNER: Peyton Manning. Manning threw an interception on Sunday, which was the big news. He only

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Brandon Weeden and his eyes: Cleveland Browns Roundtable


No, this isn’t a conversation about how dreamy Brandon Weeden’s eyes are. It sputtered out, but we decided to do a roundtable about Brandon Weeden in the wake of his comments today when asked about staring down receivers. Craig: I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching that Brandon Weeden might have an issue with

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Browns to meet with Josh Cribbs’ agent

Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reports that the Browns will meet with Josh Cribbs’ agent J.R. Rickert at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. This doesn’t necessarily fly in the face of earlier reports that the Browns were cool on the possibilities of bringing the special teams standout back. It is reasonable for any

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WFNY Debate: Do NFL coaches even matter?


In case it hasn’t been clear yet, the WFNY writers email each other a lot. And I mean a lot. So on top of our two email-based roundtables already this week (post-Kelly rumors and post-Chudzinski hire), we bring you inside the famed Gmail inbox for a look at a Friday debate: This time, we’re talking

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Browns limping in, but still have one more chance to shine

Josh Cribbs Jukes Steelers

I’m not making excuses for the Browns, but I honestly didn’t expect them to be competitive this past Sunday against the Broncos.1 This team was in trouble when T.J. Ward got hurt and when they decided to cut Dimitri Patterson. Add in all the extraneous chatter this week from the locker room about impending change,

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Browns vs. Broncos Reader’s Survey


The Browns weren’t going to be favored this week regardless of the outcome last week against the Redskins. After a three game winning streak ends and with two tough games and a presumably lame duck coach, will the wheels come off? Will this team continue to play hard to the final whistle this season? We’ll

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WFNY Podcast – 2012-10-20 – Talking Colts with a Colts fan


When you write sports at a website like WFNY for a while you get to know your own kinds of fans. As many of you know my house is divided from a football perspective because my wife grew up in Indianapolis. I spared you my wife being on the podcast, but my brother-in-law is very

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NFL Week 4: Winners and Losers


So after each Browns game I pick my winners and losers for the game. Since the Browns played last Thursday, I thought we’d open up today with a league wide winners and losers piece. I mean hey, what else are we going to talk about this morning? Alright. League wide winners and losers from yesterday.

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Is Bill Polian a possibility for the Cleveland Browns?

Since Jimmy Haslam came to agreement with Randy Lerner to purchase the Cleveland Browns, the first name on the list has always been Joe Banner to replace Mike Holmgren. Now, ESPNCleveland’s Aaron Goldhammer is pointing to the another name to potentially replace Mike Holmgren that could most likely spell the end of the road for

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Transcript: Mike Holmgren talks to Dave Mahler on KJR in Seattle 3-19-2012

Mike Holmgren joined Dave Mahler in Seattle this morning. DM: I was worried about you last week. I’m reading all these articles on the internet that Mike Holmgren’s ticked off. Mike Holmgren’s mad. Mike Holmgren’s angry about the way the RG3 thing went down in the trade between the Redskins and the Rams. I was

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Bovada Lists Cleveland among most likely landing spots for Tim Tebow

Gambling site Bovada lists the Cleveland Browns as the fifth-most likely landing spot for the recently replaced Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, given 12/1 odds. Following the news surrounding Peyton Manning heading to Mile High, the displaced Tim Tebow becomes the subsequent storyline following his playoff run with the Broncos.  The Browns slot behind the Jacksonville

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Report: Peyton Manning Negotiating with Denver Broncos

Is the Tim Tebow era over in Denver? It appears that the former Florida Gator’s last win as a Denver Bronco will have been the overtime playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers as ESPN’s Chris Mortensen andAdam Schefter report that Peyton Manning has begun negotiations with John Elway in the Mile High city. This marriage, and potentially

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For Browns QB spot, desire can’t create opportunity

Colt McCoy

Regardless of how exactly the process went down this past weekend, the Browns missed their man. What isn’t in question is that the Browns wanted RG3 on the team and he will not be. So like any good co-dependent fanbase, we scour the earth to figure out who we can count on to be the

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