Rob Ryan: “I’ll be out of work for like five minutes”

I inherited a team that was 31st in the league in defense and made them better. I (expletive) made them a hell of a lot better. I’ll be out of work for like five minutes. — Long-time defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Tuesday. Two years after being relieved of his duties as the defensive coordinator of

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While We’re Waiting… Cavs Bench Jokes

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Yeah, it’s gotten so bad that we’re resorting to high school-esque jokes: “The Cavaliers bench is bad. How bad are they you ask? Well,

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Lawrence Vickers and Rob Ryan: “It’s personal”

Lots of quotes came out of Dallas Cowboys practice in the last 24 hours, including two notable former Browns. Let’s start with the fullback. Lawrence Vickers, a 2006 6th-round pick by the Browns, left as a free agent following the 2010 season. Here were his comments on facing his former team, as reported by ESPNDallas.com:

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Report: Cowboys Slated to Snag Browns Defensive Backs Coach

All preseason, we heard various Cleveland Browns defensive backs heaping praise on their position coach Jerome Henderson. Today, the Dallas Morning News reports that Henderson could be en route to the Dallas Cowboys to join his former boss Rob Ryan, heading up the defensive backfield for Jerry Jones’ coaching staff. “Right now nothing has transpired

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Super Bowl Media Day: Rob Ryan’s Defense Getting Some Love

Though he has now been hired and fired twice in the last three seasons, his hybrid 3-4 defense was the talk of a select bunch during Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day frenzy. Stifling opponents like New England and New Orleans this season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, there is a growing excitement in Dallas

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The Trip to Destination Shurmur

As Browns fans, we are certainly a reactionary bunch, aren’t we?  No sooner was Pat Shurmur hired that segments of the population were suspicious, irate, enraged, confused, or inconsolable.   I guess I should get used to it, but I remain surprised every time the Browns do anything at the wide-ranging emotions that are unnecessarily

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Schefter: Dallas Cowboys Will Hire Rob Ryan

It’s been the worst kept secret in the league since Friday but Adam Schefter is now reporting that Cowboys’ “team sources” have confirmed to him that the team will be hiring Rob Ryan. It will be interesting to see Ryan cursing up and down the sidelines of Jerryworld next season.  Ryan has been a constant

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Random Browns Thoughts: Rob Ryan, Wide Receiver, Alex Mack vs. Clay Matthews

The Browns are desperately searching for their next coach, but I won’t talk about candidates today, because there is nothing new to say. Instead, I will point out an interesting question that a friend of mine raised yesterday. When the Browns fired Eric Mangini, many thought that Mike Holmgren had his dream guy all lined

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While We’re Waiting… Cleveland Browns Sadness, Ted Williams, Doran Grant

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Struggling to find optimism within the early candidates for the Cleveland Browns head coaching position: “Each new name thrown out there is like another

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Mike Holmgren Talks About Eric Mangini and the Future

“I can get real excited about finding the right, young guy and letting him run with the ball.” – Mike Holmgren There was plenty of talk throughout Mike Holmgren’s meeting with the media today, but the above statement is the one that I would use to describe it if I had to choose one quote.

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Browns Yield in Battle of Ohio

The Browns started the Bengals’ streak, so I guess it was somewhat cosmically fitting that they would end it too. It was not fitting in any way for a Browns fan base that was elated to see Colt McCoy back under center and hopeful for a late-season explosion like the Browns did a year ago.

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Could Denver Coaching Change Have Cleveland Implications?

The Broncos jettisoned head coach Josh McDaniels on Monday, and speculation is underway as to who might replace him in the Mile High city. Browns fans have to be concerned this off-season about losing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Ryan has been showered with praise for his work in confusing some of the best Quarterbacks in

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Pre-Game Intel: Browns vs. Dolphins

When and Where: Sunday December 5th, 2010 – 1:00 PM – Sun Life Stadium – Miami, FL Overview: The Browns won the game last week despite all the negative feelings we have attached to that performance.  I have to admit that it was much easier to talk about the game this week considering the ball

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Open Thread: Panthers vs. Browns

The Browns are squaring off against the Panthers this afternoon in Cleveland Browns’ stadium.  If you happen to not be at the game or even if you have a snazzy smartphone down there, you can commiserate with all your fellow Browns fans here. Make sure you come back shortly after the game for a recap

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Pre-Game Intel – Browns vs. Jaguars

When and Where: Sunday November 21st, 2010 – 1:00 PM – EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL Overview: First of all, how many of you out there knew there was an EverBank field in the NFL?  I am not even trying to be a jerk.  I had absolutely no idea that it was called EverBank field.

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Week 10 Open Thread: Browns vs. Jets

The Cleveland Browns (3-5) host the New York Jets (6-2) today at 1 p.m. as they look to continue the momentum through to Week 10 of the NFL season. Following back-to-back impressive victories against the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, Cleveland is one of the hottest teams in the league. Riding the strength

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While We’re Waiting… Buckeyes Basketball, Jets Chat, Miami Fans

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something else for WWW? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Solid start to the regular season for the No. 4 Buckeyes: “Even with four returning starters from last year’s team, it was a pair of freshman

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The Browns Will Win If…

What a difference three weeks can make. Before the Saints game, I was dreading these three games (Saints, Patriots, and Jets), thinking they would all end horribly badly for the Browns. And now, here we sit on the Friday before the Jets game with a legitimate chance to go 3-0 through this tough, tough portion

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Man, That Was Fun

I’m have been going to Browns games since I was five. From 1981 to the present, I have been trekking down to the Lakefront year after year and since the era of “The New” Browns, I’ll be honest, it hasn’t been all that fun. Dare I say not worth the trouble? I wouldn’t go that

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