Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts: Behind the Box Score

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Brian Hoyer struggled, Billy Cundiff missed a gimme, and the Cleveland Browns defense was world class. Add it all up and it equals a one point win for Indianapolis. Despite two defensive touchdowns and holding the Colt’s high powered offense in check, Cleveland’s offense crippled the team, allowing Andrew Luck enough of a window to

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Better Back: Trent Richardson or Isaiah Crowell?

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A year ago Cleveland said “good riddance” to Trent Richardson, collecting a first round pick in exchange for his 3.5 yards-per-carry average. Instead of letting bygones be bygones and Trent fading into the obscurity that swallows the Indianapolis Colts’ running back position, Browns fans kept Richardson alive, collectively taking to twitter to bask in each

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Did Trent Richardson trash the Colts offensive line?

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It’s a big week of NFL football for the Cleveland Browns as many former players come to the lakefront as members of the Colts. The Colts hired Rob Chudzinski as a special assistant to the head coach. They recently signed Josh Cribbs. They’ve got former Browns safety Mike Adams. And of course, there’s a former Browns

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NFL trade deadline might be a lost cause

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You get the feeling that the NFL would love to pump up their trade deadline, but as Greg Garber points out at ESPN, reluctance rules the day. It’s the only thing in a nearly 365-day NFL year that the league hasn’t been able to turn into an event. There are some examples of deals that

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Joe Banner discusses Brian Hoyer and trading Trent Richardson

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We’ve already discussed Joe Banner’s Twitter account on these pages. Many still won’t even believe it’s the real deal, preferring to assume like many other accounts that @JoeBanner13 is a fake. Anyway, this morning Mr. Banner recounted what it was like one year ago today when he traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. a

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Is this Trent Richardson’s last chance to prove he’s not a bust?

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This season marks Trent Richardson’s last chance to claim he isn’t an NFL draft bust. While many consider him an unmitigated bust already (“Two yards per carry!”), he’s still a physical specimen that will make just about any coaching staff think they can work with him. And there are some mitigating factors for his struggles

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What would it look like if the Browns traded for Mike Wallace?

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There was a sense of relief that the Cleveland Browns didn’t sign Mike Wallace last off-season after the details of his contract emerged. The fact is, as badly as the Cleveland Browns needed help at receiver, it was an absurdly large contract. How absurd? Now that there’s been a shakeup in the Dolphins front office

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D’Qwell Jackson follows Chud, T-Rich to Indianapolis Colts

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The Browns were kind to give D’Qwell Jackson a chance to sell himself around the NFL and make the best choice for himself. As it turns out, the best choice was in Indianapolis where Jackson is reported to be pulling a 4-year deal worth $22 million ($11 million guaranteed) with the Colts. Jackson follows former

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Cleveland Browns say farewell to their leader, release D’Qwell Jackson

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Once upon a time I thought that D’Qwell Jackson was going to be cut by Joe Banner for financial reasons. Now it appears that the financial reasons were good enough for Ray Farmer as well. Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns have said goodbye to the team’s long-tenured linebacker and leader after eight seasons

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Indianapolis Colts hire Rob Chudzinski as special assistant

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Former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski will be joining the Indianapolis Colts as a special assistant, the team announced on Saturday. The Browns fired Chudzinski, 45, on Dec. 29 after their final game of the season. Cleveland eventually replaced him with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Over in Indianapolis, Chudzinski will join the

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How can the Browns improve their rushing attack for 2014?

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Hey, you guys know me by this point. Any chance I get to talk about the Trent Richardson trade… Kidding. Kidding. I do want to talk about running the football, however. More specifically, how the Cleveland Browns might go about doing it in the future. This obviously doesn’t include Trent Richardson, but the Browns will need

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Making the case for the Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel

It’s a divisive topic. Every time anything hits the WFNY Facebook page regarding Johnny Manziel, there’s an immediate split among fans who love the idea of Johnny Manziel becoming a Cleveland Brown and those who are as opposed to it as if Johnny Manziel is a fierce combination of Ryan Leaf, Mark Sanchez, Michael Vick

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The Trent Richardson Trade — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2013: No. 2

If you thought that 2012 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2013 proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, and appearances in postseasons and courtrooms. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Do you want the Browns to lose for the draft? – WFNY Roundtable

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Craig: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, not for TD who prefers March Madness, but I digress. The holidays are here and it’s a confusing time to be a Browns fan. In the middle of fan appreciation week, there are lots of fans out there who probably don’t want the Browns to

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For now, belief in Joe Banner overshadows Browns wins and losses

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One of the most interesting aspects of the 2013 Cleveland Browns is that despite the losses on the field, I’m still very satisfied with the organizational structure that’s been built in Berea. The organizational structure they’ve put in place is by far the most comprehensive of any I can remember since 1999, and that starts

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Cleveland Browns embarrass themselves, lose to Jags at home 32-28

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This all sounds like the same Browns song and dance since 1999, doesn’t it? Joe Haden got torched by Chad Henne and Cecil Shorts to give the Jaguars the lead with 40 seconds to go in the game. It was an embarrassing play in an embarrassing loss to one of the worst teams in the

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NFL News: Trent Richardson demoted in Indianapolis

Trent Richardson has been officially demoted from the starting running back position in Indianapolis, reports NFL Network’s Mike Silver earlier this morning. Richardson was traded by the Browns in mid-September for a 2014 first-round pick. In nine games with the Colts, he’s continued to struggle, rushing for 287 yards on 103 carries (2.8 avg) with

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Audio: Craig’s chat with Joe Lull on 92.3 The Fan

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Last night I was fortunate enough to be invited to talk about my Browns post with Joe Lull on 92.3 the Fan. I always enjoy talking to Joe Lull because even when we disagree, he and I both have a common respect for the other’s thought processes, I think. Anyway, we spent about ten minutes

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Cleveland Browns don’t get a second chance at a first impression

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I really wonder how much of Joe Banner’s legendary arrogance is dripping over in Berea right now. We’ve all heard the stories from Philly about power struggles and ego that I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to assume the Browns are operating with a fair amount of arrogance, do you? How else can

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Happy Hate Week, Ohio State and Michigan, plus some Browns talk with DP – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-26

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This week, I grabbed WFNY alumnus DP to talk about the matchup with between the Buckeyes and his Michigan Wolverines. He talks about the season they’ve had, what he expects this weekend and what this whole year means to the present and future of the Michigan football program. Hate week and what chances Michigan has

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