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Horton, Hue and Analytics. It’s been a while since the WFNY crew discussed the Cleveland Browns.

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More Browns hires: Ray Horton DC, Al Saunders offensive assistant, Pep Hamilton QBs, Hal Hunter O-line

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Startin’ to come together Pepper, it’s startin’ to come together.

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Horton to be hired by Hue? Ray Horton to interview for Browns DC opening

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After conflicting reports, Ray Horton will interview with the Cleveland Browns.

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Conflicting reports on the the status of Ray Horton’s future in Tennessee and Cleveland

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Ray Horton was in Cleveland briefly as a part of Rob Chudzinski’s staff that ended up being fired immediately following their first season on the job. The Browns weren’t great that season, but even most demanding fans were pretty shocked with the swiftness and decisiveness barely a year after the crew was hired. When the

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Hue Jackson targets Ray Horton and Leslie Frazier as potential defensive coordinators

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Browns new head coach Hue Jackson is already flooding the NFL Rumor mill with potential defensive coordinator hires.

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Do the Cleveland Browns really believe in organizational stability?

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The Cleveland Browns wind down a lost season, and there’s no sense that they believe in stability.

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Mike Pettine: Defensive Chameleon

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  In a Triangle blog entry for Grantland, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is a heavily featured piece in the puzzle surrounding the evolution of defense in the NFL. Titled “Don’t Stop Frontin’”, Robert Mays digs into the always-changing formations of some of the game’s most successful defensive units. The Buffalo Bills were ranked among the top four

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Three questions about the Browns off-season (so far)

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The Browns seemed to be set to be one of the most active teams in free agency as the period began. They signed Karlos Dansby and Donte Whitner very quickly and were off to the races. They followed that up with an offer sheet to Andrew Hawkins, a smaller move on special teamer Isaiah Trufant

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Scott Raab discusses the Browns hiring of Mike Pettine – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-25

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We don’t do a regular Monday morning podcast with Scott Raab anymore, but whenever there’s something that needs to be discussed, he’s there for us. With the Browns’ hiring of Mike Pettine and ending the lengthy coaching search, it was a good time to catch up. We discussed the Browns’ search. We discussed Mike Pettine

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Ray Horton to join Tennessee Titans as defensive coordinator

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As rumored yesterday, the Tennessee Titans have now reportedly hired Ray Horton to be their new defensive coordinator. Today’s confirmation was first reported by the Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot. On Friday, the rumor that Horton was the Titans’ preferred choice was shared by The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt. In Tennessee, Horton will reunite with new

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Norv Turner likely to jump to Minnesota

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Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner is close to a deal to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news earlier on Thursday morning. The connection had been rumored yesterday when Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer took the job in Minnesota, leaving the Browns as the final vacancy in the

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Steelers Depot helps break down the Browns and their coaching search – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-15

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Dave Bryan from Steelers Depot (@SteelersDepot) is one of the best podcast guests we have. He’s super knowledgable, and is always great at breaking down what’s happening without the rose-colored glasses. Dave Bryan and not being a homer for the Steelers Is there ever a justification for firing a coach after one year? Brian Hoyer

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While We’re Waiting… Charting top QB draft prospects

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Phenomenal research here on the top QBs

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Patriots’ Josh McDaniels reportedly withdraws from Browns consideration

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I’ve assumed since the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski that Josh McDaniels was the favorite to be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Not to say that McDaniels is necessarily my preference, but his connections to Michael Lombardi seemed all the more indicative that he should be the favorite until I heard otherwise. Well, thanks

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Vikings to interview Browns’ Ray Horton for head coaching job

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The Minnesota Vikings will interview Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their open head coaching position on Tuesday next week. The Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett first reported the story on Friday evening. ESPN’s Adam Schefter later confirmed it. Horton, 53, had just one year with the Browns after serving in the same role

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Scott Raab talks about Rob Chudzinski being fired and Andrew Bynum – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-30

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Scott Raab couldn’t be finished with the WFNY Podcast for 2013 after what happened over the weekend, so we decided to do one more in 2013. We touched on all of the obvious topics including… Scott Raab talking about the Browns Dumpster fire’s use in the mainstream Joe Banner and the ego that goes with

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If Rob Chudzinski is fired, it’s just another Browns embarrassment

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I could sit here and break down what happened in the Steelers game, but I have no interest in doing that. The only thing on my mind right now is what an embarrassment the Cleveland Browns organization continues to be with today’s “one-and-done” rumors involving Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski. Granted nothing has happened yet,

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D’Qwell Jackson ‘shocked’ if he’s not with Browns in 2014

“I don’t even like talking about it. I know it’s a business and things change all the time, but as far as I’m concerned I haven’t thought about that one time. I feel good in my position where I am. From what I know, I’m part of the plans, I’ll be here next year.” “Now

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Talking Browns with Mike Burgermeister (@jimkanicki) – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-24

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The very best Browns sports talk that money can buy, but you get it for free! I finally got Mike Burgermeister of JimKanicki.com back on the podcast to talk through the Browns’ miserable season. We talked about all the failings. Cleveland Browns podcast with Mike Burgermeister (jimkanicki.com) The Joe Banner press conferences How do the

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Coordinators call out players for team’s shortcomings: Browns Notes

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As the Browns are stuck on four wins, having lost three consecutive games in the fourth quarter, the team’s coordinators have decided to place a chunk of the onus on the 53 players who wear orange and brown on every Sunday afternoon. Speaking during their usual Thursday afternoon media session, both Ray Horton and Norv

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