Browns poor preseason doesn’t guarantee regular season failure

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There’s nothing concrete that I can point to that will make Browns fans feel any better heading into the final preseason game and then Week 1’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team has performed badly and it would appear that they’re completely unprepared to start the season. It would appear that this Browns’ preseason

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Preseason Game 3 Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams

Even after last Monday night’s lackluster passing performances by Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine called for an end to the quarterback competition, naming Hoyer the starter. Whether you believe the he “won” the job rather than had it handed to him, only one thing seemed clear: Manziel is not ready to

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2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon, Michael Sam and Don Jones – WFNY Podcast – 2014-05-12

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It’s been quite a while since I talked to Jon on the podcast, but I asked him to keep tabs on the NFL draft as a passive Browns fan who is married to a real Browns fan. We ended up talking a lot about draft value, trades, Johnny Football, Josh Gordon’s impending suspension and the

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Bernie Kosar arrested on alcohol suspicions

Reports out of Solon say that Bernie Kosar was taken to jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after being stopped for speeding early this morning. While the rest of the details have yet to become clear, what always seems to be true is that not much good happens in the wee

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NFL News: Browns issue statement on traffic for Thursday night’s preseason game

With the Indians playing the Tigers at 7:05 Thursday night, and the Browns taking on the Rams at 8:00, things could get a little messy downtown. The Browns issued a statement regarding parking and getting to the stadium. “With an Indians game also taking place downtown, and people leaving work on a weekday, fans are

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In defense of the great Phil Dawson

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I was reading an otherwise great article today at Grantland by Bill Barnwell that pointed out how bad a job Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith is at his job, when a snippet caught my attention. While talking about Josh Scobee and his contract from the Jags, a footnote said the following about Phil Dawson. Given that

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NFL Rumors: Rams to Shop Jackson, in Hunt for Richardson

The Washington Redskins continue to haunt the Cleveland Browns during the off-season. Per NBC Sports’ Evan Silva, The St. Louis Rams will reportedly shop long-time running back Steven Jackson this week as the 29-year-old bruising back is allegedly unhappy with his current contract. If Jackson is moved — with the reported price being a mid-round pick

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Peter King: Rams GM Les Snead details how trade with Washington went down

Buried at the bottom of a Peter King Monday Morning QB column, (which I never would have seen without Cleveland Frowns’ post today) comes this about the Rams’ trade with Washington- “But according to Rams GM Les Snead, that’s not the whole story. He confirmed to me Sunday what I’d heard the night the trade

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NFL Draft: My Cleveland Browns dream scenario

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First of all, this is supposed to be at least somewhat realistic, so take that draft day trade with the Colts out of your minds. That isn’t even remotely possible, so I’m not going to entertain it. By the way, neither is Robert Griffin III dropping to the Browns. With that, I think it is

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Peter King: Browns didn’t know Redskins offer in trade talks

Since the Browns were unable to secure the second pick in trade talks from over the weekend with the St. Louis Rams, we’ve slowly been piecing things together as to how it all went down. For a while there were conspiracy theories that the Browns offered just as many picks, but the Rams decided to

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Cabot: Reports refute Browns’ willingness to include three first-round picks

Adam Schefter reported that the Browns were involved in the talks and had also offered three first round picks like what the Rams got from the Redskins. That report seemed confusing considering that the Browns had both a higher first round pick and a second first round pick in 2012. Common sense would tell you

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NFL Draft Rumor: Rams and Redskins agree to trade for No. 2 Pick

Jay Glazer is reporting via his twitter that the RG3 sweepstakes is over. After reportedly missing out on Peyton Manning, Dan Snyder and the Redskins have apparently ended any kind of bidding war that might have been taking place or looming. Major scoopage: Redskins have agreed to a trade w Rams for #2 pick of

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NFL Draft: The Browns can’t win a bidding war

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It might be the most obvious thing ever, but it seems that we’ve been talking a lot of hypothetical game theory lately. The Browns are in a position of strength and if you were to believe the pundits around the sports world, they also seemingly don’t have enough to get a trade done with the

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Game Nine Open Thread: Browns Vs. St. Louis Rams

The Cleveland Browns host the St. Louis Rams in a Week 10 clash of last place teams. Pat Shurmur faces his old club, which is a lowly 1-7 and, save for the Colts, could very well be the worst team in the league. The Rams were simply not competitive in the first six weeks of

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While We’re Waiting…Indians Free Agent Targets, Browns Run Defense, Tribe Swagger

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. Potential Indians free agent target: “With LaPorta relegated to a bench role or in Triple-A Columbus to start next season and Santana entrenched as

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Week 10: The Browns Will Win If…

The Browns are coming off a thorough drubbing from which surgeons are still trying to extract the ball from down their throats where the Texans systematically ran it. The competition level gets a little lighter with St. Louis this week, and clearly there will be some, “Hey, you! I know you! I know you!” going

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Attention Cleveland Browns Front Office…

To the attention of Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert: Someday, you may be sitting in a meeting when a suggestion is brought up to put together a video or ad campaign that resembles this: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQqW0meqHNo&feature=share] It should go without saying, but let me say it anyway- please do not do this. Really. It would be

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Coaches Are Made, Not Hired

(Update: The hiring of Pat Shurmur is official) As the Browns are reportedly on the verge of hiring Pat Shurmur to be their next head coach, most Cleveland fans don’t get it. The hand-wringing and sniping reminds me of all that TV footage of Jets fans complaining about their team’s draft picks live on TV

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Browns vs. Rams – Open Thread

The pre-season continues tonight as the Browns host the St. Louis Rams at 7:30 p.m. It’s the home opener in the careers of Mike Holmgren and Jake Delhomme in the Browns organization and optimism is high after last week’s impressive victory at Green Bay. Check out our “What We’re Looking For” post from a few

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