Browns Film Room: Mike Pettine’s failure was not quarterback, but defense


WFNY’s Joe Gilbert takes a look at what went wrong with the Browns defense this season, focusing on the film of the Browns loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Cleveland Browns Week 17 Winners and Losers

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Snow is falling and the Browns are headed home.

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Browns: What players are worth keeping for next season?

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Sifting through the entire roster to determine which players on the Cleveland Browns are worth keeping in 2016.

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Cleveland Browns Week 13 Winners and Losers

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Hey, three points is progress compared to last season’s game.

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WFNY Roundtable: Browns attempt to recover from Kick-Six

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Hey, so have you enjoyed the short week? What better way to take advantage of a national spotlight than to demonstrate an absence of basic competence with an embarrassing potential game-winning field goal getting blocked and returned for the loss-clinching touchdown. All while having the fan favorite (and fan reviled) Johnny Manziel suit up, but

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WFNY Roundtable: Browns Thanksgiving Awards

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Ah, Thanksgiving week. A good week to assess everything going right with your life on the year and give thanks even when sometimes it seems there is more wrong than right. The Cleveland Browns sure know how it feels to be on the bad side of the ledger, yet they must be thankful the fans

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On the lookout for optimism in a tough Cleveland Browns season

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Things aren’t all bad in Berea.

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Can the bye week help fix the Browns?

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Johnny is one thing. What about Justin Gilbert and Dwayne Bowe?

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Donte Whitner and Joe Haden out for Week 9 in Cincy

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse… With the Cleveland Browns having a quick turnaround to their Thursday night contest against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals, injuries sustained by their starting secondary will have a lingering effect. According to Tom Withers of the Associated Press, a pair of Pro Bowlers—safety Donte Whitner and cornerback

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McCown to start; Haden and Gipson active in Week 8

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He may not be 100 percent, but Josh McCown’s giving it a go against one of the league’s best.

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Joe Haden: “I’m going to be ready for whatever”

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Joe Haden hasn’t played an NFL game in 20-plus days, and that’s not normal for him.

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Haden, Gipson, Robertson could play Sunday against Arizona

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The Browns need all the help they can get with the Cardinals coming to town.

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Crowell and Turbin to play, Gipson and Haden inactive for Browns-Broncos

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The Cleveland Browns will be without two of their top defensive backs on Sunday versus Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Cornerback Joe Haden (concussion, finger) and safety Tashaun Gipson (ankle) will miss the game versus Denver. Pierre Desir and Jordan Poyer are expected to start in place of Haden and Gipson. Joining Haden and Gipson on the

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Joe Haden to play, Bowe and Gipson inactive for Browns versus Ravens

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The Browns are getting an added boost to their secondary with the return of corner Joe Haden. Haden had missed Week 4’s matchup with the San Diego Chargers because of a broken finger. The injury caused a lot of controversy and even a league investigation. But, that is all behind us now. Joe Haden is

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NFL News: Tashaun Gipson out, Joe Haden questionable for Week 5

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Because who needs a pair of Pro Bowlers anyway?

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Safety Dance: Whitner and Gipson looking to bounce back

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Gipson on Whitner: “I wouldn’t rather play with another safety in this league”

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Remember the Titans? Browns front seven helps defense get back

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What changed on defense between Weeks 1 and 2? The big boys up front had a lot to do with it.

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Tashaun Gipson named to Grantland’s “Triangle All-Stars”

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It takes a special kind of player to be named to Grantland’s “Triangle All-Stars.” It’s not always the best players; it’s not always the most talented—that’s what postseason awards are for. But for the annual All-Star team picked by Grantland’s own Robert Mays, it’s about which players make Sundays the most enjoyable. Who does the

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Three Browns make ESPN The Mag’s “Best Team Money Can Buy”

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ESPN The Magazine gave one former GM a salary cap and he went to work.

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Browns to spend most in NFL on defense in 2015

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Expectations for the 2015 Cleveland Browns defense have continued to rise during the offseason. The offseason started with five members — Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden, Donte Whitner, Tashaun Gipson, and K’Waun Williams — of the defensive unit making the PFF All-AFC-North team. First round pick Danny Shelton then highlighted a defense-heavy draft that rated as

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