Josh McCown’s arrival leads to questions, not answers

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Late last week, the Cleveland Browns won the Josh McCown sweepstakes. To call it underwhelming is a bit of an understatement. My initial reaction was to be a bit trollish on the topic. I admit it. In a lot of ways you can begin to understand why a team would sign a player like Josh McCown

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Video: Ray Farmer speaks, offers mea culpa for texting

Ray Farmer

One day after Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine spoke to the media at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, general manager Ray Farmer did the same. Farmer didn’t drop any major bombs during the presser, but he did address some of the larger concerns facing the Browns this offseason. Farmer took responsibility for the sideline texting saga,

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Mike Pettine proves there’s an adult in the room

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Mike Pettine makes me re-think a lot of what I thought I knew about NFL teams and their public relations strategies. I’ve spent a lot of time wearing the same path in the same road based on my experiences watching Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, and Pat Shurmur stand in front of microphones with little ability

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Jimmy Haslam says everything is perfectly fine in Berea

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Cleveland Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam spoke with the team’s local beat contingent for roughly 50 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, discussing the flurry of news that has occurred during the still-young offseason. While details and quotes and all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings will likely hit the wire sooner than later, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot tweeted

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Where is the Browns stock one year since Banner

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It’s been one year since the Cleveland Browns became what they are today. One year since we found out the future of the Browns didn’t include Joe Banner or Michael Lombardi. It’s easy to lose perspective on a situation when you’re so deep in the muck of the details on a day-to-day basis. And even

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Cleveland Browns facing serious consequences for Farmer’s in-game texts to sidelines

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There’s snow in the forecast for Cleveland, Ohio, but it’s not the cold and powdery white substance that fills driveways and roads that Cleveland Browns fans are worried about right now, but the F-5 shit storm in which the Browns are currently smack dab in the center. Mark Kay Cabot of NEOMG reported that the Browns are

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Can the Browns afford to keep working with Josh Gordon?

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It seems Josh Gordon won’t be content until he’s out of the NFL. Maybe “content” isn’t the right word as it appears that maybe Josh Gordon is perfectly content with his lot in life as a screw-up. But is he a screw-up or is he an addict and are those two terms mutually exclusive? This

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Cleveland defensive backs headline PFF’s All-AFC North Team

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A startling lack of play-makers would lend itself to the Cleveland Browns being left off of any AFC North lists, but the trenches and the defense graded out incredibly well for Pro Football Focus and their All-AFC North team. While Joe Thomas was an interesting omission on the offensive side of the ball, rookie guard

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Are these really just the “same old Browns?” – WFNY Roundtable

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So, Kyle Shanahan and Dowell Loggains are gone. The Browns appear all over Twitter and the Internet as a punchline once again. Let’s get down to it though. Is this really an unmitigated disaster? Is this the same old Browns for sure, or is this a petulant guy who was known as a petulant guy

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They Gone: Kyle Shanahan and Dowell Logains officially out in Berea

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Well, that escalated quickly. It seems like just yesterday that we were discussing the potential for Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and fellow 30-something quarterbacks coach Dowell Logains to be one-and-done. Turns out that there was plenty of fire to go along with that smoke. FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez was first with the story,

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If Kyle Shanahan wants out, let him go

Cleveland Browns Mike Pettine

Update: Kyle Shanahan has been granted a release from the Browns. Is there dysfunction within the Cleveland Browns right now? Will Kyle Shanahan get consideration to become a head coach for another organization? Will Kyle Shanahan follow his father to the next gig if he gets hired on elsewhere? Is someone from the Browns’ personnel department

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Surprise! Berea is still a mess (reportedly)

Cleveland Browns Mike Pettine

Imagine calling plays for an offense. The play clock is winding down. A crucial third down is quickly approaching. The defense is gaining momentum. And your cell phone is going off as front office members are texting you, mid-game, about the plays you’re choosing. Such is life in Berea as Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan

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Ray Farmer addresses Johnny Manziel’s partying, future

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The Cleveland Browns are so up front and honest when talking about players right now, that there never seem to be huge shocking moments. In the past, I have no doubt that guys like Pat Shurmur and Mike Holmgren would have shrugged off every single question about Johnny Manziel and then when the season ended

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Cleveland Browns Week 17 Winners and Losers

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The 2014 NFL season, at least the regular version, has come to an end. There were highs, there were lows. There was excitement, there was disappointment. There were winners and there were losers. The lights have been turned on and Semisonic is blaring through the surround. Here’s the final round. WINNER: Connor Shaw Let’s get

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Jimmy Haslam sends stern message to “irresponsible” players

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The Cleveland Browns had a season. Whether it’s “good” or “bad” will be up for a debate for quite some time as we parse all the ups and downs. What is not up for debate, at least according to Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, is how the Browns will deal with young players who act

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Blame Culture Commence! While We’re Waiting…

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Looks like we’ll have to wait at least another nine or so months before our next Victory Monday. We’ll have plenty of Browns-related items over the coming hours, days and weeks as we watch the rest of the AFC North play in to January. But While We’re Waiting… Who’s to blame!? Scrolling through Twitter Sunday

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Jimmy Haslam commits to Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine for 2015

Jimmy Haslam Cleveland Browns

Though the Cleveland Browns finished the 2014 season by losing their final five contests, team majority owner Jimmy Haslam committed to general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine on a going forward basis. In discussing the team’s issues immediately following the team’s ten-point loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Haslam stated that the duo—both just

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Browns suspend Josh Gordon for final game of season

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Josh Gordon started the season suspended, so he might as well finish it that way, right? Mike Silver reported that Josh Gordon and Johnny Manziel missed the Browns’ walk-through, which might now seem to be inexcused, at least on Gordon’s part. Manziel has been deactivated for the rest of the season with his injury sustained

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Kyle Shanahan far from giving up on Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns Mike Pettine

Regardless of how disappointing Johnny Manziel has been this season – and it was pretty disappointing – any talk of giving up on Manziel is wholly premature. I said as much this week on Les Levine’s show with Dennis Manoloff. I know Manziel looks horrible and he isn’t “fast” in the way Robert Griffin might

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