Brandon Weeden visiting Dallas today

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In my experience, Dallas Cowboys fans have some consternation with regard to Tony Romo. In Romo, they’ve got a guy with some clear ability and talent, but he never seems to put them over the top. Romo is nearing his mid-30’s now as an NFL player and makes a ton of money and it’s reasonable

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Browns’ revolving door costing Haslam $50 million

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Candidly, Jimmy Haslam wasn’t lying when he called the firing of Rob Chudzinski an “expensive decision.” Following the dismissal of the first-year head coach, plenty of talk surrounded the $10.5 million buyout that the Toledo-native would receive along with his pink slip. What didn’t get as much attention was the fact that Chudzinski was simply

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Joe Banner, the 3-4 versus the 4-3 and agent Jimmy Sexton

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One of the scariest things for Browns fans in the transition from Mike Holmgren to Joe Banner was Banner’s decision to switch defenses. It isn’t that Cleveland Browns fans have that much of a preference, other than they have a preference against switching schemes all the time. You know, continuity and all that? The Browns

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Counting Down the Worst Cleveland Browns Christmas Gifts – #8

When you live in a world with Amazon.com and professional sports, you just know that you’re going to end up with some really bad team branded products. Those products get searched out this time of year as potential presents for giant sports fans, no matter how ludicrous. In fact sometimes the more inane they are,

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Video: Cleveland Browns fan burns Brandon Weeden jersey

Nobody in Browns town likes it when the Browns lose, but one fan apparently hated it so much that he filmed the burning of his Brandon Weeden jersey. As I stated on Twitter last week, I haven’t bought a Browns jersey since my Kellen Winslow one was rendered useless. I bet this Browns fan wishes

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What do you make of Brandon Weeden? – Cleveland Browns Roundtable

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Craig: The takeaways from this week’s game seem to be setting the tone for the rest of the season. We’re going to continually look to define Brandon Weeden. On one side there will be those who seem to defend him out of hope, those that will bash him out of preemptive judgement, and those that

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Scott Raab discusses Bernie Kosar, Peter King, Johnny Manziel and the Tribe – WFNY Podcast – 2013-08-12

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Scott Raab (@ScottRaab64) and Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) talk about all the Cleveland sports topics from Bernie Kosar to the floundering Cleveland Indians. Here’s what else we talked about. Marketing 101 with Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) Bernie Kosar’s comments about Kellen Clemens and the Pope When you take local comments national the context changes NFL AM hypocritically

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NFL News: Tom Heckert joins Denver Broncos as Director of Pro Personnel

We’ve all just had a lesson in how front offices turn over in an off-season. It feels like a relatively new lesson here in Cleveland. The Browns have decided not to renew some contracts of scouts that were in Berea under former General Manager Tom Heckert. The timing of waiting until after the draft is

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Banner Report: Defensive Line

You may remember back in 2010 (you know the last time there was a complete overhaul in Berea) we wanted to give incoming President Mike Holmgren a hand evaluating the roster. We are nothing if not equal opportunity. The Browns have a completely new group in charge this year. Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Rob Chudzinski, Norv

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NFL Rumor: Brandon Weeden could be traded

You never want to be a guy drafted by the previous regime when your future is in doubt. Brandon Weeden had a pretty typical up and down rookie year for a relatively bad team last season. He also played for a pretty questionable (at best) coaching staff and was surrounded by fellow rookies in key

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Browns Joe Haden on Michael Lombardi criticism, “People make mistakes!”

Joe Haden is far more established than first-year pleasant surprise receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon tweeted earlier “uh oh” upon hearing that Michael Lombardi had been hired for the Browns personnel department. Joe Haden apparently feels much more secure in his spot with the Browns. He seems more forgiving too of some of the pre-draft rhetoric

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Michael Lombardi has a lot to prove to Cleveland Browns fans

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I’ve come a long way with the Cleveland Browns since I started writing about them in the Romeo Crennel era. The hope of being a fan seeped strongly into everything I did and I always looked for ways to think about things working out. I wouldn’t say all that hope and patience is gone, but

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Browns Josh Gordon on Michael Lombardi, “Uh oh.. Am I in trouble??”

Josh Gordon was selected by the Browns with a second round supplemental draft choice by Tom Heckert. Michael Lombardi wasn’t a big fan of that move as a media NFL critic, and now he finds himself in one of the top positions in the Cleveland Browns organization on the football side. Apparently Josh Gordon has

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While We’re Waiting… Francona brings swagger to Cleveland

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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. “There is a new feeling around the Cleveland Indians. It isn’t a feeling of cockiness, but confidence. It’s a feeling of pride in what

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Browns’ exhaustive coaching search is refreshing

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It came out this morning that the Browns’ brass interviewed former Arizona Cardinals coach (and former Pittsburgh coordinator) Ken Whisenhunt. This, on the heels of their interview with Ray Horton and news of their forthcoming interview with Chip Kelly. Those are just the names of candidates that we know of since Joe Banner and Jimmy

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NFL Rumors: Heckert, Shurmur Could Be Reunited With Andy Reid In Arizona

Mike Jurecki, a talk show host and reporter out of Phoenix, is reporting that not only are the Cardinals closing in on hiring former Eagles head coach Andy Reid for their head coaching opening, but they are looking at former Browns general manager Tom Heckert for their general manager vacancy as well. There’s one other

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Browns will hire a head coach, then a GM/director of player personnel

Today Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam spoke to the media about the firings of Tom Heckert and Pat Shurmur. In that press conference, Jimmy Haslam said the Browns will hire a head coach first, with final say over the 53 man roster. They will then hire a general manager or director of player personnel. Joe

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Haslam: Browns scouting staff will all be retained

One of the biggest concerns about the Browns during the transition is what would happen to the draft if Tom Heckert was let go. This morning the Browns confirmed that they were parting ways with Heckert, so that asked the obvious question about how the Browns would be prepared for the draft. Now, we have

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Browns Release Statement on Firing of Heckert, Shurmur

Here is the statement from the Browns regarding the firing of GM Tom Heckert and Head Coach Pat Shurmur- Tom Heckert and Pat Shurmur were relieved of their duties as general manager and head coach, respectively, of the Cleveland Browns today, the team announced. “We felt that these moves were in the best interests of

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Glazer, Mortensen reporting Shurmur and Heckert have been fired

The worst kept secret in Berea is that Head Coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert will be fired. Jay Glazer and Craig Mortensen are now reporting that the pair have been let go and the team will make an announcement at 9:45 this morning to make the firings official. The Browns were 9-23 in

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