Trying to be fair to Jimmy Haslam and the Browns

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The circumstances surrounding Jimmy Haslam’s ownership really make it difficult to defend him. I don’t believe I’ve been particularly unfair, but I’ve also been liberal with the criticism on these pages and on the podcast. It’s just too hard to look at all that’s gone down with the Browns since Jimmy Haslam sat with the

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Could Jimmy Haslam swap the Browns for the Titans?

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In what would be a move best made for a cable-based reality television show, could Jimmy Haslam Jr. swap his stake in the Cleveland Browns for that of the Tennessee Titans? According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the sale of the Titans is becoming a reality. It’s long been rumored, but the wheels are apparently

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Titans and Texans would be interested in free agent Brian Hoyer

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Brian Hoyer’s contract situation remains up in the air. And with that long-term uncertainty, rumors will continue to fly in every possible direction. There had been some talk that last Thursday’s game against the Bengals was a “referendum” game for the 29-year-old veteran out of Michigan State. In return, he had one of his best

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Analyzing the Browns 29-28 win over the Titans – WFNY Podcast – 2014-10-06

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Mike Burgermeister joined me to discuss the Browns’ miraculous come-from-behind victory over the Titans. Here’s what we discussed. Kyle Shanahan love Ben Tate running the ball Why doesn’t Jabaal Sheard play more? Is Barkevious Mingo a bust? Brian Hoyer’s comeback Justin Gilbert, Joe Haden and man vs. zone The Titans losing poise after Locker hit

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Browns morning after with Dawgs on the Run – WFNY Podcast – 2014-10-06

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I was on this morning with Andy Baskin and Andre Knott on the streaming sports show, Dawgs on the Run. In case you missed it here’s what it sounded like. We discussed the Browns win over the Titans. We bashed Ken Whisenhunt, Charlie Whitehurst, the Browns defense, and a lot more. Thank goodness the Browns

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Watch Joe Thomas and Brian Hoyer dance

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The Cleveland Browns somehow managed to defeat the Titans 29-28. I was concerned even as the Browns found a way to win against Charlie Whitehurst. It’s understandable that in the post-game locker room the Browns didn’t waste too much time worrying. There will be enough time for the team to study up in the film

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Browns win a bad one against the Titans


Sometimes you can be satisfied with a loss as a fan or commentator. Other times you can be miserable with a win. Maybe I’ll change my mind later as the week moves along, but right now I’m not happy even as the Browns came back and beat the Titans 29-28 after trailing 28-10 at the

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There’s no defense for Browns bad first half against Titans

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The Cleveland Browns came out off their bye week and didn’t look any better on defense. They allowed Jake Locker and the Titans offense to convert nearly every third down on their way to a first half lead 28-10 including two touchdowns to Kendall Wright. The second touchdown thrown to Wright was from Charlie Whitehurst

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Jake Locker likely to play Sunday against Browns

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My dreams of watching the Browns face Charlie Whitehurst again, are apparently not going to come true.

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The Browns might have the fifth fastest team in the NFL

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Using an arbitrary and made-up methodology of measuring, Bill Barnwell has concluded that the Cleveland Browns might be the fifth fastest team in the NFL. This is the kind of stuff that doesn’t matter at all… until it does. By that, I mean that measuring the Cleveland Browns in any other manner other than wins

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D’Qwell Jackson’s free agent tour stops in Miami

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If D’Qwell Jackson is looking for a new NFL team that has more continuity and less dysfunction than the Browns, he might barely be achieving that in Miami. Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reports that D’Qwell visited with the Dolphins yesterday afternoon after the team re-upped Brent Grimes for four years and $32 million

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Browns add Dowell Loggains to the offensive fold

The Cleveland Browns have hired former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, though his official title is not yet known. The initial report comes from’s Ian Rapoport. Former #Titans OC Dowell Loggains is now on the #Browns staff, per source. He’ll be QB coach or OC. To be determined — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 30,

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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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Lions hire Jim Caldwell; Jim Tressel to follow?

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The Detroit Lions are set to hire Jim Caldwell as their new head coach and Jim Tressel could be on his way to Michigan as well. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news about Caldwell shortly after noon on Tuesday. Other confirmations continue to flow in. On Monday night, Sirius XM’s Adam Caplan shared that

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Tennessee Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as head coach

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The Tennessee Titans have hired three-time Cleveland Browns interview candidate Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen first reported the news on Twitter at about 6:15 p.m. Monday. Within the next hour, the Titans officially confirmed the move. Whisenhunt, 51, had just finished his lone season as the San

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NFL Free Agency: Wimbley signs with Titans for five years up to $35 million

Kamerion Wimbley is headed to Tennessee to do what he should have been doing all along. Presumably, that means he will finally be an all-time defensive end. Adam Caplan reports by way of PFT… Adam Caplan reports that the Titans and Wimbley have agreed to terms on a five-year, $35 million deal with $13.5 million

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Holmgren Speaks… to Seattle Radio Station

Mike Holmgren broke his silence today as he spoke to Mitch in the Morning on KJR 950 in Seattle.  Here’s what he said… Mitch: How long you going to do this?  In 10 years are you going to be the President of the Cleveland Browns? Holmgren: Well, you know it’s hard to tell for sure.

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: Week 4 Covering the Tight End

Each week this season, we’ll take a seat in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the previous week.  Do enjoy. Well, you knew that no subject I picked this week would look pretty on film after that game. The Browns were torched on Sunday by the Titans’

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Micro-Analyzing the Armond Smith Pitch

Everyone knows I was high on Armond Smith coming into the season.  This has nothing to do with that.  I fully realize that Smith wouldn’t have made this roster if not for the Brandon Jackson turf toe injury.  He fumbled the ball away in the pre-season and showed flashes of explosive play, but he would

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Browns Embarrassed by Titans Heading Into Bye Week

I debated whether or not to wait for the final score to post this recap.  The game was that over that early.  Don’t let a fourth quarter of Browns offense against the prevent defense fool you.  The Browns were schooled on Sunday.  They were schooled so badly that there was a Jake Locker sighting after

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