Johnny Manziel completes bomb to Travis Benjamin

TBenjamin2

Training camp stats are for the birds, but I recently noted that I didn’t feel as if the Browns were successful going long in camp. Between Hoyer and Manziel, I just haven’t seen a lot of long completions challenging the back of the defense. When the Browns do toss those kinds of passes, it’s a

Read More...

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Special Teams

Travis Benjamin

Training Camp is in its second week and the preseason is just a couple of days away. To this point, we have gone through every position in the WFNY’s State of the Browns series. The last group we will look at in this weekly look is the special teams. The special teams unit is a very important

Read More...

In the 2014 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns should consolidate picks

2012 NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns have a lot of picks in the 2014 NFL draft, but they don’t need 10 new players by the time the weekend is done. The Browns have plenty of needs and should do plenty of work to address those needs in the draft, but more important than anything, they need as many

Read More...

What should the Browns do with Greg Little?

Greg Little Filtered

As we make our way through the off-season and think about various positions on the roster, nobody’s position might be stranger than Greg Little’s. Little is a good guy with very good physical attributes. He’s a receiver who “flashes” on occasion, but then disappears for long stretches when he isn’t dropping passes. Despite some mostly

Read More...

My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Brian Hoyer

photo2

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by a WFNY writer.

Read More...

Video: Browns 2013 highlights so far

Not everyone took the bye week off. One YouTube user decided to compile a bunch of the Browns’ highlights from the year and do it up like a college kid would do his scouting highlights with loud hip hop featuring NSFW language. It’s an entertaining watch, and I recommend muting it so you don’t pollute

Read More...

ACLs and Futures: What to expect from Travis Benjamin and Brian Hoyer

It was the middle of the winter, roughly five or six years ago, where I walked in to the gymnasium at the Brecksville recreation center with the plan of watching a few friends school some Winter League opponents in a basketball game only to find a good friend, Jeff, sprawled out on the basketball court

Read More...

NFL News: Browns WR/PR Travis Benjamin out for the season

As if things couldn’t get any worse…. Head Coach Rob Chudzinski announced at his press conference that Wide Receiver and ace punt returner Travis Benjamin has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Its a big blow to the Browns special teams who were thriving on punt returns with the speedy

Read More...

Cleveland Browns Game 7: Winner and Losers

WinnersLosers_WFNY

Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. Ugh. The Browns loss yesterday to the Packers had a familiar look to it. Which means we might struggle to find anything positive. LOSER: Brandon Kyle Weeden. Yes, there was a point in the

Read More...

Browns are bad and boring in loss to Packers

246-20130726-0633_600

Yawn. Every NFL fan’s worst nightmare is reality once again in Cleveland. The team is not only bad, but a deadly combination of bad and boring. That’s my takeaway from Green Bay as the Browns failed to do nearly anything offensively all day. The Browns end up falling to the Packers 31 to 13. It

Read More...

NFL News: Travis Benjamin named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

After a franchise-record 179 punt return yards last Thursday, Browns receiver Travis Benjamin was honored today with the title of the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Benjamin is the second Browns player to earn this honor this season. Punter Spencer Lanning also received the award after Cleveland’s Week 3 victory over the Minnesota

Read More...

Fun with Numbers: Browns stats as they improve to 3-2

It sure is fun to have a win in the books before Sunday. The Browns managed to do that with their back-and-forth dramatic victory on Thursday night, despite losing resurgent quarterback Brian Hoyer for the season. As we look back at how the Browns are suddenly on top of the AFC North Division – yes,

Read More...

While We’re Waiting…Weeden lights it up

WFNYBanner www

While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “The Browns are counting on Weeden to take a major

Read More...

Browns vs Rams: What I’m watching

The preseason opens tonight for the Cleveland Browns. Will they be a different team in 2013? These are the things I’ll be watching for… When the starters are in: 1) Can the offense and specifically Brandon Weeden find a rhythm and move the ball? Weeden has been a bit inconsistent in training camp. We know

Read More...

Training Camp News and Notes: Roger Goodell visits Berea

Roger Goodell

Today was a big day in Berea with the commissioner in town for a special youth “Heads Up” promotion aimed at teaching football fundamentals to help avoid head injuries. After participating in that, Goodell entered the media scrum to avoid answering much of anything about Jimmy Haslam. It wasn’t at all surprising that Goodell refused

Read More...

Could Travis Benjamin have a breakout year in 2013?

The Cleveland Browns brought seven new wide receivers to training camp this year. None of those seven are expected to unseat Josh Gordon1 or Greg Little from their starting spots. The Browns traded for Davone Bess to help move the chains on third down, something Bess had been very good at throughout his career. They also

Read More...

Brandon Weeden on Travis Benjamin: “He’s stuck out”

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal wrote a detailed article on the state of the Cleveland Browns wide receiver corps on Monday. Although the piece was mostly about the value of recently acquired Davone Bess, it also featured this stand-out quote from quarterback Brandon Weeden on fellow second-year Travis Benjamin: “Travis had at least

Read More...

In 2013 the Browns are betting on defense and hoping for offense

Browns Hat

The off-season isn’t over, but it’s not time to look at what the Browns have put together to try and figure out how they’re going to compete in 2013. When you’re caught up in all the details of free agency and the draft it’s much more difficult to get the overall picture, but now more

Read More...

Farewell to Josh Cribbs (for now)

Josh Cribbs-8

I have a sister in mourning over the impending departure of Josh Cribbs. It stinks to ever have to say goodbye to players that you love as a fan of a team. Even as much as people tend to dislike Ray Lewis outside of Baltimore, there’s no denying that his career there couldn’t have ended

Read More...

Brendan Leister talks Browns pickups – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-13

WFNY Podcast Logo

I’ve known about Brendan Leister and his work analyzing the Browns for a long time. He’s been active in various capacities for years, in fact. 70,000+ tweets if you need him. Anyway, he doesn’t approach the Browns like a fan, preferring to stick to the technical scouting approach. With that in mind, I wanted to

Read More...