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Mike Pettine Proving His Mettle as NFL Head Coach

The circumstances facing the Cleveland Browns in the latter half of the second quarter against Oakland had to have felt strangely familiar for Browns rookie head coach Mike Pettine. With the Browns facing a 4th-and-goal a mere three yards from the Raiders end zone, he must have had post-traumatic flashes back to the team’s loss just a week […] The post Mike Pettine Proving...
Via Browns Beat
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

New list rips Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel as one of NFL’s most overhyped

Yawn. That’s how the sports world collectively responded to Tuesday’s trade deadline in the NFL, a much-anticipated day that wound up generating less than Al Capone’s vault. Aside from a couple of transactions made by the lowly Buccaneers, involving a couple of players that most people had never heard of, the deadline came and went without anyone noticing. Given the hype that...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL week 9 predictions

Thursday, October 30th New Orleans Saints (3-4) @ Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) 8:25 PM, NFLN, Charlotte, NC The Saints produced this past Sunday a win that was expected of this team before the season. However, this is a week-to-week league. The Panthers did not have to travel on the short week, and until the Saints can prove that they can win away form home, I’ll take the Panthers...
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Browns Are Charging Kids $1500 For Throwing Session With Brian Hoyer

These $1500 better include a couple of games and perhaps 3 jerseys. This sort of news is outrageous. And not to offend Brian Hoyer, I would rather have a throwing session with a few other quarterbacks. Besides, there should be no charge. Where’s the idea of giving back to the community? Here are the details. “A cool $1,510 got two brothers an hourlong throwing session with Cleveland...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson vs. Josh Gordon: Which wide receiver would you rather have?

On Sunday the Cleveland Browns will take the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Browns need a win to stay relevant in a very competitive AFC North race and the Bucs are struggling to salvage some dignity for their season. Who will win out? We’ll just have to wait and see, but we can decide another contest right here and now. Which number one wide receiver would you rather...
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Browns Sign WR Phil Bates

The Cleveland Browns are signing former Seahawks WR Phil Bates to a contract, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Seattle placed on Bates on waivers Tuesday, but he wound up going unclaimed today. Bates, 24, originally signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio back in 2012. He spent most of his rookie season on Seattle’s practice squad before...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Will this be the year the Cleveland Browns finally end their playoff drought?

It’s tough enough not seeing your team in the playoffs one season. Imagine having to do it year in and year out. Fans of these five long-suffering franchises know exactly what I’m talking about. However, I have a feeling that one of them just might finally break their string of bad luck when it comes to the NFL Playoffs. Here are the top five NFL teams most likely to break their...
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Is Johnny Football Over Before it Even Began?

Johnny Manziel was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner out of Texas A&M, was expected to come into training camp and compete for the starting quarterback job with Brian Hoyer. First year head coach Mike Pettine had the job up for grabs for most of the preseason but it was evident after their...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine says he ‘can sense’ Johnny Manziel’s frustration

When the Cleveland Browns drafted Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the prevailing wisdom was that the team would slowly bring him along through OTAs and training camps, but sooner rather than later, Manziel would overtake incumbent starting quarterback Brian Hoyer and seize the reigns of the franchise and...Read More The post Mike Pettine says he...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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The State of The Browns: Midseason Report

Offensive MVP: Joe ThomasWithout a doubt, the most consistently great player on the Browns offense has been Joe Thomas. Since breaking into the league in 2007, Joe Thomas has never missed a snap. He has never suffered a major injury (knock on wood), and has been a brick wall offensively. This season is no different. The Browns offensive line was one of the best in the league until...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Browns add a 6 foot corner back to their practice squad

Today the Cleveland Browns added Marcus Cromartie to their practice squad. Marcus is a 6 foot cornerback that is pretty aggressive. He was an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin who was a top tier defensive back coming out of high school. Cromartie is the cousin of Antonio Cromartie, Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.  He has […] The post Browns add a 6...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Johnny Manziel can’t pronounce “playoff” in funny new commercial

Johnny Manziel’s appearances in the “Heisman House” commercials have been pretty fun this year. This appearance might be his best yet though. Johnny Manziel is in the classroom and is having difficulties coming to grips with the pronunciation of the word “playoff.” Not to hyper-analyze a short TV spot, but it’s no surprise that Johnny Manziel is so marketable. Manziel...
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Cleveland Browns: Increased Reps for Terrance West Could Jump Start Stagnant Running Game

In the second meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, third-round rookie running back, Terrance West, was a surprise inactive in the Cleveland Browns 31-10 drubbing of their division rivals. Without West in the lineup, the Browns ground game of Ben Tate and Isaiah Crowell combined to take 36 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns, sailing past Pittsburgh with ease. The reasoning...
Via Buckeye State Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon laughs off reporter who says Cleveland Browns should have traded him

Adam Schefter is pretty universally respected as a legitimate investigative sports journalist. On the other hand, when he tries to inject his own opinion into things it’s not quite so great. Earlier today Schefter took to Twitter to claim the Cleveland Browns would have been better off trading wide receiver Josh Gordon last year to the 49ers for draft picks: At this time 1 year...
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2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Cleveland Browns: No Mack, no run

The Cleveland Browns have run into a wall the last few weeks.  The Browns, with the 4th best rushing attack in the NFL through six weeks, have had an anemic run game the last two weeks.  The two games against Jacksonville and Oakland have dropped the Browns to the 12th best rushing attack in the NFL.  What has led to this drastic drop-off? No Alex Mack The Browns recorded one...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL safety is training to become a WWE Wrestler

Former NFL safety Sabatino “Sabby” Piscitelli begun training today at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, according to Having last played in the NFL in 2011, he was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (64th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He also played for the Cleveland Browns […] The post Former NFL safety is training...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: You need to see this girl’s Cleveland Browns t-shirt to believe it

Did you know that roughly 45 percent of NFL fans are women now? It’s true – according to Drew Harrell of the Washington Post: “Women make up an estimated 45 percent of the NFL’s more than 150 million American fans and have become perhaps pro football’s most valuable players.” Women are indeed serious fans and they’re becoming a huge demographic to sell NFL gear to...
Via cover32 - Browns
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns claim tight end off the waiver wire

Today the Cleveland Browns placed defensive and John Hughes on the injured reserve. In a corresponding move the team signed Ryan Taylor off the waiver wire from the Baltimore Ravens. @RavensInsider: Browns awarded tight end Ryan Taylor off waivers from the Ravens This likely means that Jordan Cameron is struggling with the concussion protocol. Do […] The post Browns claim tight...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Browns struggle on the ground and more (Week 8 NFL Review)

Another week, another new set of potential stars and a series of underwhelming performances from players you thought you could trust. We break it all down here into actionable nuggets with insight for the week ahead, and the rest of the season. Prefer your breakdown in video form? We’re live here (and archived) at 7:30 Eastern on Monday Night. NFL Week 8 Review Ben Tate found the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns outlast bad Raiders team 23-13

The Cleveland Browns offense was ugly and the defense carried the day. That’s not something we could say early on in the Browns’ season when the team was averaging more than three TDs per game on the scoreboard. Well, now the Browns can’t run the ball, have a tough time finding the end zone, and their defense is carrying them. Granted the Oakland Raiders aren’t good, but...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Inactives: Ahtyba Rubin active for Oakland

Ahtyba Rubin is finally back after missing a couple weeks and flirting with surgery for his ankle. That’s the good news. Also, the Browns have decided once again to have all three of their main running backs active for this week’s contest. As for the Browns’ inactives… WR Rodney Smith CB Pierre Desir RB Glenn Winston CB Robert Nelson OL Vinston Painter DL Billy Winn DL Phil...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Injury Report: Ahtyba Rubin, Jim Leonhard, Barkevious Mingo

The Cleveland Browns' defensive line may be closer to full strength. Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin returned to practice this week and is listed as "probable" on the team's official injury report. <div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width...
Via NFL Injury Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron attributes dip in production to scheme change: 'I'm an elite player'

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron hasn't been the dominant playmaker running up the seam and wreaking havoc on opposing defensive backs in the red zone like he was last season. But if you ask him and head coach Mike Pettine, he's still an 'elite' player.' Cameron was an integral part of former OC Norv Turner's offense just one year ago. He was targeted...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Browns WR 'kicks out' son over favorite player snub

If there is one principal rule to follow when you’re the son of an NFL... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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